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Metal roofing: 3 standout features all homebuilders should know

This post is for the homeowners amongst you. Or property developers. Being in a housing association property, all of this is taken care of for me luckily. However, it is something I would no doubt stress about if I were a homeowner. Especially as when Olivia was around 6 months old, we had to be evacuated from our flat due to roofing tiles being blown off and smashing all over a busy main road outside! Yikes!

Whether you’re planning on expanding your home with an extension, you’re looking to renovate or you’re building from scratch, you’ll need to think carefully about your roof. With so many different types of material to choose from, it can be tricky to know which one is best for you and your property.

Metal is an option that you might want to consider. To help you suss out if this type of material is the right choice for you, keep reading. Here are three standout features of metal roofing.

  1. It’s durable and low-maintenance

When it comes to choosing roofing material, durability is key. The good news is, metal roofing is renowned for its long-lasting qualities. For example, copper is extremely hardwearing. In fact, as mentioned on roofing specialist website, this metal has been known to last for many centuries. It reacts with air to create an additional protective layer. This means it is highly resistant against harsh weather conditions, including rain, snow and high winds.

It’s also important that your roof is as low-maintenance as possible. Metal roofing is a popular choice as it is fuss-free to look after. In fact, if it’s installed properly, there is virtually no upkeep at all.

  1. It’s attractive

Aside from its practical qualities, metal roofing can be extremely attractive. This type of roofing can help enhance the architectural design of a building, and with a variety of different colours available, you shouldn’t struggle to find the perfect match. For instance, copper roofing is particularly attractive. While it starts off with a warm, chestnut colour, when it’s exposed to the elements, this metal develops a striking green tint.

  1. It’s easy to install

Due to its lightweight and malleable design, metal roofing is extremely easy to install. It can be rolled into thin sheets, making it easy to transport and meaning it can be moulded into your desired shape to create the look you want. Whether you’re planning on fitting your roof yourself or you’ve enlisted the help of a professional contractor, you should find that metal is a very easy material to work with.

There are a number of benefits to using metal for your roofing. To ensure it’s the right fit for you and your home, make sure you carry out your own research before you commit to using it.

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  1. Ellie Davis

    September 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I really like that you mentioned that metal roofing is low maintenance. I am trying to find a good roofing option for my new house, and metal is sounding more and more like a good option. The last thing I would ever want to deal with is a roof that requires constant maintenance updates.

  2. LNweaver

    August 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    That seems valuable that metal roofing is highly resistant to the weather. It must be a good choice if you live in a temperate region. I’m getting a home in the northwest, so maybe I should invest in a metal roof since it’s always raining there.

  3. Kyle W. Pothier

    August 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Nice post. I really enjoyed reading. All of these 3 metal roofing features are good. Normally roofing construction with of steel, aluminum or copper strips, metal roofing offers great protection for your home and has countless advantages.

  4. Frost

    July 31, 2017 at 5:53 am

    I appreciate your post, i totally agree with you, Also Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%. Environmentally friendly. Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used, but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof.

  5. Lucas Felton

    May 8, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Hey Tracey,
    What a fantastic post! This is so chock full of useful information I can’t wait to dig deep and start utilizing the resources you have given me .
    Homeowners don’t always realize their choices when it comes to roofing. Most have to have their roof done again and again as they aren’t much informed of their choices. They don’t even understand what metal roofing is. Metal roofing is one of the best roofing options one can make.No doubt metal roofing can be expensive but its durable and provide long-lasting shine.
    Thank you so much for sharing information to us.

  6. Roofing Middlesex

    March 17, 2017 at 6:12 am

    I appreciate this blog.Great content

  7. Aroma tile

    February 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Sounds innovating idea.And comes in affordable price too.It is one-time investment project.

  8. Bev

    February 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

    It looks surprisingly nice!

  9. tee simpson

    February 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    great idea. it does look lovely and like you say practical

  10. Helen Moulden

    February 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I’d never thought of a metal roof. The pic above is gorgeous!

  11. William Gould

    February 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

    It would be expensive to install, but like you say, could last for centuries!

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