What Are Some Different Types Of Metal Roofs?

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Metal roofs are an excellent choice when you need to have a roof that can handle many different types of weather conditions, climates, and perils like fires and natural disasters. Here are some options for choosing the right roofing system made of metal materials.

Metal Panels

The first type of metal roof you might want to get for your home is one made of sheet metal. These are large metal panels that are installed over your roof. They are most often used in roofs that have a higher slope when other metal materials don't work quite as well. There are different types of metal varieties, thicknesses, and sizes of panels that can be used. It is important that these panels are in top condition, sturdy, and are installed by a professional. If the gaps are too big between the panels, which is something a DIY person might accidentally do, it can cause leaks inside your home.

Metal Shingles

You can also choose to get metal shingles installed on your roof. This is a great option when you want a pitched roof that looks similar to roofs made with other materials. Some metal shingles look just like expensive slate shingles, rich wood shingles, or beautiful tile. You get the benefits associated with metal, such as protection from weather and other perils, while also having a look that often mimics other materials. You may also spend much less than some of these other materials for shingles that are not as heavy.

Metal Tiles

Some metal roofs have tiles instead of shingles or the vertical seam panels. The tiles provide a different look for your roof and are ideal when you have a steeper pitch for a gable-style roof. The tiles should be installed by a professional since they are heavy and sometimes more difficult to secure than traditional shingles or panels. With tiles, depending on the type of metal you choose, you might need to get reinforcements on your roofing structure before installing them. Especially if you have a particularly light material before, such as wood shingles or asphalt roofing materials. However, the tiles have all the same benefits as other metal roofs.

If you are still not sure what type of metal roof you want, consult a roofing contractor. They will go over your options and help guide you in the right direction. They can also look at your current roofing structure and let you know which one is ideal for your type of roof and home design. Contact a business, such as Rainy Day Exteriors, for more information. 

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22 March 2016

choosing roofing that is beautiful and durable

One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.