Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!
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Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.

Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

Metal Roofing Advantages

Brian Riley

Homeowners have long considered metal roofing as a last resort. Metal roofs are considered for agricultural structures and not homes. However, today the metal roofing market has progressed considerably after growing by 7% in 2018. Below are some of the reasons metal roofing is gaining on traditional roofing materials.


Metal roofing is environmentally friendly due to its recyclability. Tear-off panels and old scraps can be collected and used to make new metal roofs. For homeowners, this is good news since when you decide to install a new metal roof, you will sell the old metal to recyclers.

A metallic roof is eco-friendly since about 95% of aluminum roofing comes from recycled material. Additional material used on the metallic roofs, like copper, is collected from the environment. The Earth's crust gives forth zinc, another material used in metallic roofing. By letting your roofing professional know you treasure recycled material, it is not hard to stay green.

Maintenance for Durability

Maintenance is a critical part of the longevity of the metal roof. Metal roofs do not require much maintenance, especially if correctly installed the first time. Sweeping off dry leaves and branches that may have accumulated on the roof and gutter during heavy winds and rainstorms helps keep off the rust.

If well maintained, a metallic roof can withstand rain, mold, snow, and mildew. Rodents and other destructive creatures cannot access your roof, especially if it is well maintained. The fire-resistant quality of the metallic roof makes it a better choice for roofing.

Common Uses

A metallic roof is used for many construction projects. Construction in residential areas is an upcoming trend with homes and even structures in farms using this material. Sheds, stores, and animal shelters benefit from this roofing material.

Other construction projects utilizing metal roofing include classrooms, dormitories, and halls in schools. In addition, structures like churches, vicarages, homes for the elderly, and church halls can utilize either galvanized steel, stainless steel, or aluminum-made roofs. Government buildings, military structures, and even restaurant projects are also leaning towards metallic roofing options.

The aesthetics of the roof also have an endearing quality. The various seam designs leave you spoilt for choice. Snap lock, lap, tee, and Mechanic seams all come in colors ranging from ash grey, sandstone, colonial red, regal red, Hartford, and hemlock green. Clearly, there is much to mull over when you opt for metal roofing for your home. To learn more, contact a roofing company.