Metal Roofing Systems: Metal roofing has traditionally been a popular choice for commercial roofing applications and is now gaining popularity among residential homeowners. The primary benefit of metal roofing is its durability. High winds, lightning and torrential rains will often have little impact on a metal roof. Metal roofs can also be resistant to puncture by such things as falling tree limbs, other wind blown debris, heavy snowfalls and fire. Because they do not crack, shrink or decay, metal roofs will normally last many years longer than asphalt shingle roofs. One feature of metal roofing is that it is impervious to the algae growth that commonly gives asphalt shingle roofs an unattractive dirty appearance and works to shorten their service lives. Metal roofs are extremely easy to care for and can be essentially maintenance free until late in their long service lives.
Metal is a very versatile roofing material. It can be custom fabricated into a variety of shapes and designs making it very appealing for applications with an unusual architecture. The versatility of metal roofing extends to it being available in a wide range of colours, panel locking systems, types of metal and metal thicknesses.
Metal roofing is an excellent way to reduce the environmental impact of a roofing project. Because metal roofing materials can contain a high level of recycled materials, fewer resources are mined to produce them. Being durable, long lasting and recyclable there is no need for metal roofing to ever go to a landfill.
Metal roofing does initially have a higher installed cost than traditional asphalt roofing. However, because metal roofing provides extended service lives, the long-term life cycle costs of metal roofing are comparatively lower than asphalt shingle roofing. One saving offered by metal roofing is the fact that many insurance companies offer a discount for it. A metal roof can increase a home’s resale value by increasing its curb appeal and offering a long, low-maintenance service life.
For its metal roofing projects, TechPro uses the quality metal products supplied by Samson Metals.