Metal and Aluminum Roofing
When you are looking at installing a new roof, either onto your commercial or residential property, choosing the right material to do it with is a decision that can cause unnecessary stress. There are many reasons why each material is good and will work for you and understanding each one will assist you in knowing that you have chosen the one that is right for you and your property. Let us explore some of the options and their respective benefits below!
What is the difference?
Chances are if you are looking at redoing your roof, you are wondering what the difference between aluminum and steel is. Commercial and residential roofing that is comprised of metal is mostly made from either steel or aluminum and both have their benefits. Steel roofing has a protective barrier that protects it against rust. It is underneath and separates from any paint. The coatings used for this are generally zinc coating and galvanized coating, which is what protects the metals from oxidation. Both aluminum and steel work well as a metal roofing material. Steel is, however, susceptible to rust when near to the sea. The choice between the two is going to depend on the climate you are in and the requirement that you have.
The lifespan of a metal roof
Both roof types have an extremely long lifespan when compared to regular roofing materials and will probably outlast you! Both materials offer sustainability, as they are better for the environment. Both options also have more strength and lower immediate and long-term costs than other materials. When most people consider these materials as options, the noise during rain and storms is a big concern, however, this is no more a problem as with materials, due to the sheathing installed with metal roofs. Coatings for both materials come in a variety of different colors and can be customized according to your needs. Combined with the durability and longer lifespan, both materials should be top contenders for your choice of roof.
Installation time, cost, and pros
As we know, both steel and aluminum boast a long lifespan, especially when compared to other materials available. They also provide high energy efficiencies, while remaining durable. Knowing the details of installation and the pros will assist you in making an informed decision when it comes to picking your roofing material. As we know, it is long-lasting, power-efficient, and attractive. One of the main draws to this type of roofing is its energy efficiency, as it can reduce your monthly utility bills. This type of metal can hold well against fire, as well as prevent the build-up of snow and in turn, reduce the chance of damage being done to your property from heavy materials sitting on the roof. In terms of installation, although this may cost more initially, the long-term cost is much lower than that of other materials available. Installation can be done fast and without much interruption to your day-to-day.
Why use Irving Roofing for your metal or aluminum needs.
Irving roofing employs many contractors, all of whom receive ongoing and constant training in the latest trends and practices roofing trade. From installation techniques, how to work with different materials, to knowing which roofing will work for you and your environment. Our contractors and friendly office staff are happy to assess your needs and give you the best advice.