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Why Metal Roofing is A Very Popular Choice for Homeowners

Metal roofing is becoming a very popular choice for many homeowners. There are several reasons for this. Metal roofing is a noncombustible material and can resist all fires up to class A. Class A can be the ones that insurance companies give discounts due to the less probability of catching fire and having more time to extinguish them before things gets worse.

Metal roofing is tough, more cost effective and lasts longer than any other roofing solution yet they are pretty simple and ordinary looking. Curved metal roofing adds both the toughness of the metal roof with the sleek and classic look of the curved roofing.

Metal roofing is generally more expensive than asphalt roofing, but cheaper than tile or slate roofing. It has a long life and can even lower heating and cooling costs because it reflects heat from the sun. The metal roofing panels standing seam FSS18 is designed for both new and retrofit projects. The FSS 18 is especially useful where strength over open purlins is required or where there are long runs with limited openings.

Metal roofing is also much lighter than other kinds of tiles, which puts less stress on your rafters and walls. Metal is naturally extremely fire resistant, so those living in wildfire areas feel safer with a fireproof surface.

Metal roofing provides many benefits for homeowners who choose it for their roof. These advantages are becoming increasingly apparent, as the dramatic rise in the popularity of metal roofs tells us. Metal roofing is pricey. It may cost as much as–or more than–other premium materials: from about $ 1.80 to $ 8.00 per square foot, plus labor. Metal roofing offers a wide variety of panel profiles to choose from. Nearly any design appearance can be achieved when using metal if you are willing to pay the added cost.

Metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable in the event that they are ever removed. Metal roofing reflects the sun, thereby allowing a home to stay cooler. It also cools off very quickly at the end of the day. Metal roofing is easily scratched, and these scratches are often easily seen from the ground. The present device is designed to protect the metal roof from damage by preventing ladders used for support from touching the metal surface.

Steel roofs have the greatest strength per pound of any roofing material. Strong but lightweight, they are well designed to handle heavy snow and ice loads, and actually improve structural strength – important in earthquake and high-wind areas.

Steel cladding panels have made the evolution from traditional post and frame construction to satisfying the requirements of today’s architects in creating “sustainable green buildings”. Due to the high percentage of recycled materials in modern steel products “LEED” recognizes this reduced impact creates an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional materials.

Metal roofing is fairly complex and very involved process that takes a lot of time, system specific know-how (not all metal roofing systems are made the same), patience, precision and care. Metal roofs take much longer to install, their initial price is very significant, but the rewards of a properly installed metal roof go far beyond its looks.

Metal roofing that retains its good looks, whether it is shake, tile or vertical seam panels, outlasts both of these products. Metal roofing systems were used in the 1700s for housing because it was cheap. You would find various zinc, lead and copper roofed houses in various cities. There are numerous metal roof products. Metal roofing is both cost effective compared to many other roofing materials and lasts for many years.

As always just be sure to do your homework when trying to find the best contractor for the job. The lowest price is not always the best way to go and if you choose to make your final decision on just that fact, be prepared to be disappointed most of the time.

DiCicco Building Company has been a Michigan Remodeling contractor for over 20 years. We are also Building Partridge Creek Homes along with being an award winning custom residential home builder. We also specialize in Finished Basements and home additions.

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