Metal roofs offer a variety of benefits, including affordability. Metal roofs are resistant to wind and hail as well as fire. Metal roof panels attach to the roof deck with clips. Screws attach the clips to the roof deck, avoiding potential dents and damage to the metal panels during the installation process.
Tin roofing is the least expensive metal roof option. In many cases it is the least expensive of all roofing options. Tin roofing is actually made up mostly of lead with a tin outer shell. This roof comes in very thin sheets. Tin roofs need to be installed over the top of a quality soundproofing material. If this step is skipped, tin roofs are known for their noisy reverberations when it's windy or rainy outside.
Aluminum roofing comes in lightweight panels and is one of the most cost-effective metal roofs available. This metal roof doesn't need a reinforced roofing deck, which saves money. Look for aluminum roofing options made with recycled materials. Choosing this eco-friendly option makes your metal roof a green roofing alternative.
Steel roofing is lighter than slate or traditional asphalt shingles and has the same durability and weather resistant properties as an aluminum roof does. One of the benefits a steel roof has over aluminum is it can be manufactured to resemble a variety of other products. You can have the benefits of a metal roof with the appearance of a clay, wooden or copper roof.
Corrugated roofing is either galvanized iron or metal. Galvanized iron is rarely used any longer and the term is increasingly used to refer to galvanized steel. Galvanizing means the steel has been treated with zinc to make it more resistant to corrosion. Crimping it into a corrugated finish enhances the steel's strength and durability. Corrugated roofing is frequently seen in industrial and commercial applications but its durability in even extreme weather like earthquakes, high winds and extreme temperatures means it's a strong contender for residential applications as well.