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The Benefits Of Having A Metal Roof

If you are thinking about building or a replacing your roof this summer, you will be considering the different types of roofing materials available on the market, and Toledo slate roofs are a great option. In this article we have focused on metal as a roofing material. Metal is one of the most reliable roofing materials because, unlike thatch, it is low maintenance and unlike ceramic, it is suitable for all climates.metal-roof-paint

When you are choosing your roof ask, take the following pointers into consideration:

Weather-proof

If you live in a wet or windy climate, then you should avoid ceramic tiles because damp conditions can cause algae growth. Metal roofs are more suitable in this case because they can withstand extreme weather conditions from heavy snow and hail to torrential rain and gale force winds. Some have even been proven to withstand hurricane winds. Another option for wet climates is asphalt shingles, however if water freezes under the shingles it can cause the shingles to come lose.

Pest proof

Rats, termites, birds, wasps and squirrels can all damage your roof by uprooting tiles, building nests and leaving their acidic droppings. Metal is the most reliable material against these threats because it is more resistant than other roofing materials and it cannot be uprooted.

Insulation

All roofing materials can be insulated, even metal. Insulated roofs help to deflect noise from rain. Modern metal roofs come with several layers of insulation beneath them which helps to insulate in cold weather and reflects heat and UV rays in warm weather.

Longer warranties

Depending on the material you choose, the length of the warranty will vary. Metal roofs tend to come with the longest warranties (multi-decade).

Aesthetics

More and more people are realising that when you say metal roof, you don’t mean an ugly, rusty corrugated sheet of tin. Metal roofing supplies are far more advanced and can be designed to compliment the architecture of any structure. A quick Google search will show you countless examples of metal roofs that have been aesthetically incorporated into buildings.

Durable

Metal roofs are extremely durable and will last longer than other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles which can dry, crack and fall off. Metal is not vulnerable to cracking or erosion and is fire resistant. Special polymer coatings mean they are also resistant to rust.

Eco-friendly

An added benefit of metal roofing is that when if it is ever no longer needed, it is 100% recyclable. This makes it one of the most eco-friendly roofing options on the market.

Finally, if you need a quick overview of the different types of roofing materials out there, we have condensed the list here for you: asphalt shingles are overlapping sections made of either fibreglass or organic materials); thatch is made with dried vegetation such as straw; slate is made from natural stone that is quarried and cut in a specialised way; ceramic tiles are made from clay and hardened by heat; felt is a heavy-duty, waterproof liner that is rolled out onto the roof like paper; and, of course, metal roofing supplies come in the form of flat or corrugated sheets.

This article was written by Jenna Crotty who recommends www.oconnorroofing.ie for roofing supplies.


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