When it comes to roofing installation, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is which roofing company to entrust with the roof on your home. Another decision to be made about your roofing is what kind of material to use.
There are many different materials, some better than others, some more suitable for certain situations than others. There are some types of roofing material better suited for hot, dry locations while others work better in wet climates, for example.
If you would like to know more about steel roofs, here are three reasons why steel is one of the best materials to use right now.
1. Lifespan or Life Expectancy
One of the reasons why many choose to have steel installed as their roof is because by itself, steel is quite strong. Used on a roof, properly installed by roofing companies, and well maintained, steel can last for years and years. While other types of material like asphalt shingles are more affordable to install, they don’t last nearly as long, which is why many choose to go with steel roofing these days. Steel does well in different climates and can survive extreme weather conditions when it is reinforced.
2. An Appealing Beauty
Steel can be given many different kinds of finishes to suit any choice of aesthetics and design. Steel is often characterized by smooth, clean lines with a modern look and feel. As long as all of the fasteners are hidden well during the roofing installation, the roof will appear seamless, beautiful and clean. It certainly makes a home look more modern and up-to-date than other more traditional styles and material.
3. Much Less Weight Involved
Often when you think of metal, you think that it is heavy or bulky. While in appearance this would seem to be true, the fact is that steel roofing is actually more lightweight than the weight of traditional shingles, for example. Shingles are installed in layers; their weight can really add up and make the roof on which it is installed extremely heavy.
Steel roofs weigh only a fraction of what multi-layered shingle roofs weigh. There is less strain put on the internal structure of your home, making steel the more logical choice to be installed by roofing companies when your home cannot structurally support heavier systems.
Steel roofing provides more benefits that makes it one of the best materials of choice for house coverings. Apart from its durability, clean aesthetics, and light weight, steel is also less vulnerable to deterioration over time (as long as it is properly installed and taken care of). Metal is also one of the more environmentally friendly roofing materials available and recommended by most roofing companies.