Corrugated and standing seam metal roof manufacturing technologies have reached the highest tiers in the 21st century. Improving upon the original 1900's bare steel roofing that rusted underneath pooling moisture and expanding uncontrollably during the summer, corrugated and standing seam steel and aluminum roofing can last ten times the original expected lifespan of their historic predecessors. If you're planning to have a roof replacement soon, here are the best reasons to own one as a replacement immediately.
Steel is a highly durable material. While heavier than aluminum, its durability and dependability -- whether galvanized or galvalumed is greatly unquestionable. Most steel roofs with acrylic elastomeric coating can last for more than 100 years. Alternatively, aluminum roofs are corrosion-proof and become more corrosion-resistant thanks to acrylic elastomeric coating too.
A metal roof won't make your home look like an industrial futuristic structure. In fact, it will look pleasing to anyone's eyes thanks to the great variety of metal roof colors currently available in the market. So, you'll just need a roof color that suits your property and you get an effective curb appeal quickly.
Asphalt shingles, clay and slate tiles, and even wood shakes and shingles are organic roofing materials. Because they can absorb and retain moisture, moss, fungi, and other lifeforms can nest and make your roofing materials their habitat and ecosystem. They will disorganize the compact material of organic roofing materials, shorten their lifespan, and reduce their durability.
With metal roofs, you won't have these problems thanks to acrylic elastomeric coating's protective layer, the solid, non-organic steel and aluminum roofing core, and no moisture retention whichever way you look at it.
Metal roofs with a very compact installation by experienced Guelph roofers require very little roofing maintenance. It's either acrylic elastomeric recoating or seam removal and reinstallation that you'll mostly need. Otherwise, roof cleaning is something homeowners can do on their own to help their metal roofs have a longer lifespan and reliability.
Asphalt shingles are made of petroleum. While manufacturers have taken lengths to ensure they are fire resistant, the petroleum material core still spells bad news for homeowners in fire-prone zones. A metal roof will not get set on fire during a terrible breakout. While other parts of the house can get burned down, metal roofs will remain charred but not contributing to the fire itself.
Metal is a recyclable material. Recyclers can melt and re-mold or repurpose it to anything they need. Asphalt shingles is petroleum and can be dangerous to the environmnent. Clay and slate tiles and wood shakes and shingles are organic roofing materials that can rot or turn brittle due to normal weathering. While clay and slate can be recycled, they cannot be repurposed for roofing or other heavy applications like metal can.
It's worth remembering that an excellent roofing material is just one part of having a long-lasting and performing roof. When you work with contractors such as Turbo Roofing, you get exceptional metal roofing installations without breaking the bank and you can retain the long-term lifespan of your roof without any trouble. Contact us today to learn more.