Benefits of metal roofing
Whether you are looking to install a stylish roof for a new build property or your current roof is in need of replacement, metal roofing is a worthwhile consideration. As well as its eye-catching, attractive aesthetic, more and more people are interested in metal roofing due to its range of beneficial characteristics. A practical, long-lasting and eco-friendly roofing choice, metallic roofs can be found on all manner of buildings, including homes, commercial and industrial buildings. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of metal roofing which make this material a sound choice.
Metal roofs have a fantastic life expectancy, particularly in comparison to other commonly used roofing materials. Metal roofs have a life expectancy of 40+ years which is far superior to alternatives such as single ply or asphalt shingles which are only expected to last around half as long. The extended lifespan of metal roofing also serves to offset the higher upfront cost.
Metal roofing has strong fire retardant properties, meaning that it won’t burn in the event of a fire. This resistance to fire makes the material a safe one. However, it is worth bearing in mind that if metal roofing is installed over combustible materials, this can lower your roof’s fire resistance rating.
3. Energy efficiency
Typically, the roof can be an area of a property which can facilitate large amounts of heat loss and gain. This inefficiency can lead to a warmer home in summer and a colder one in winter, thus increasing energy bills. However, metals will reflect radiant heat from the sun which reduces heat gain, keeping your home cooler in summer. What’s more, although metal is not particularly insulating alone, it is very simple to apply effective insulation to metal roofing, ensuring your home stays cosy and your bills lower in winter, too.
Most types of metal roofing are surprisingly lightweight, much more so than alternatives such as tile. This characteristic allows metal roofing to be installed with ease, creating very little stress on the load bearing roof support structures.
5. Environmentally friendly
As roofing materials go, metal is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable options you can choose. A lot of metal roofing already contains a percentage of recycled material and, for those with sustainability as a primary concern, you can readily source sheet roofing with a high recycled content. What’s more, once it reaches the end of its useful life, metal roofing can be entirely recycled, preventing any landfill waste whatsoever.
6. Easy maintenance
As well as lasting a long time, metal roofs are easy and cheap to upkeep during their lifespan. With metal, you can expect a roof which does not crack, split, corrode or mould. With well-installed roofs, you can also expect all rain and snow to run-off the surface smoothly. This creates a roof which will require next to no maintenance input from you throughout its life to keep it looking great and functioning perfectly.
7. Increase property value
As something of a side effect of making your home or building more energy efficient, metal roofing can actually increase the value of your property. Eco-friendly, energy efficient properties are increasingly in demand and research has found that buildings with the best energy efficiency ratings – such as those with a well-installed, insulated metal roof – can command higher rent and resale prices.
Salmon Solutions is a specialist in high quality metal roofing, serving customers across the UK. We can carry out reliable roofing work on all manner of properties, drawing on our 25 years of experience to ensure all work is completed to an exceptional standard. We have a team of highly trained, skilled individuals and an impressive past portfolio of work, proving we can be relied upon for many different jobs involving several types of metal, from copper and zinc to aluminium. For further information about our materials or services, simply contact our helpful team today.