Options for Your Metal Roofing
Although no one could have predicted it, in recent years there has been a huge increase in the popularity of metal roofing. Just in the past decade the numbers of homes being built with or making the transition to this type of roofing has just spiked. For roofing or building contractors though, it only makes sense.
A metal roof has a great number of benefits. The problem is that while metal roofs have made great changes in the past two decades, people still thought of them as the cheap option used only for sheds or barn roofs. Now, finally, homeowners are beginning to see this roofing material has come a long way.
Understanding the Benefits
If you are considering making the switch there are plenty of things you should know about this roofing option. Any reputable roof contractor you work with should be able to explain these and discuss your options with you. But for now, here’s what you need to know:
- Fire resistant qualities
- Speed of installation
- Reflect heat from the sun (which lowers utility bills and may even qualify your home for a tax credit)
- More affordable than a lot of other options (depending on the type of metal you choose)
Some of the common metal options include things like aluminum, steel, copper or alloys. The first two are by far, the more affordable options. The first two are also the best for holding paint which means you can easily change the color.
Types of Metal Roofs
The other thing to consider is how you want your metal roofing to look. The two main residential options are:
- Metal panels – As the name implies, these long, vertical panels are usually joined by a standing seam, which is a raised rib every 6 – 12 inches.
- Metal shingle – completely different and similar to traditional shingle roofing. Formed into shapes like slate, wood shakes or Spanish tile and formed in multilayer pieces for durability.
The Roofing Dream Team
If you are ready to discuss your roofing options then it is time to get in touch with the Bronx, NY dream team. Eden Roofing & General Contractors has been earning that title year after year. We will help you understand all of your options and then help you make the best choice based on your wants, needs and budget.
We also provide local homeowners with other important services like sidewalks and driveways, waterproofing and power washing. When it comes to taking care of, building or improving your home, let us take care of that for you. Call us today so we can help you with your metal roofing choices.