A Guide to Metal Roofs
Metal roofs have several benefits that are difficult to overlook. They can withstand storms, hail, and flames thanks to its strength, and they have a long lifespan of up to 50 years or more, making them robust. Due to their capacity to reflect heat from the sun, they can reduce energy use. Moreover, they almost require zero maintenance when appropriately fitted.
Important public structures in America started to get copper and lead roofs in the 18th century, notably New York City Hall in 1764. By the middle of the 19th century, common dwellings and barns were being covered with steel that was made in large quantities. During the 1920s, paint coatings that gave color and durability to aluminum and steel roofs hit the market.
Metal roofing is again in demand today; over the past 20 years, its popularity has almost quadrupled. A metal roof may increase a home’s resale value by up to 6% in some locations while costing more because the components and professional labor are expensive. Next, we’ll consider some materials and design options so your home will remain dry and cool for years to come.