And You Thought the Only Type of Metal Roofing Was Corrugated Iron

blue_metal2Gone are the days when the only sort of metal roofs available was corrugated iron. There are now many types of metal roofing on the market, and you can choose a style that matches your Jupiter area home in texture, color, and design.

Types of Metal Roofing

No longer limited to the rolling wave of silver, metal roofing now comes in a wide variety of looks and finishes.

Metal Tiles and Shingles

These are typically interlocking stamped metal sheets no larger than 3 square feet. They are usually finished with decorative colors and textures. This type of roofing may resemble tiles, shingles, wood shake, or slate, and it features a concealed fastening system.

Metal Panels

There are many kinds of metal roof panels available, and they come in different thicknesses, sizes, and profiles. The fastening system is concealed, and the exposed sections are at least 3 square feet in size.

Standing Seam

This type of metal roof consists of long, narrow panels that are placed to run from the ridge of the roof to the gutter or valley. Each panel has an upright vertical edge that is folded over the adjacent panel on-site.

Types of Metals

Originally metal roofs were made of galvanized iron, which were wrought iron and steel sheets coated with zinc. This material is still popular as it is considered an environmentally friendly product.
Metal roofing may be constructed with any of the following:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel

The metal used for roofing comes in various gauges or thicknesses.

Finishes

Metal roofs come with different finishes and coatings. Steel may be coated with silicone or tin and zinc (terne steel), and copper can be oiled with a variety of products. Other finishes include paint and acrylic or ceramic coatings.
Untreated metal absorbs heat, but the modern finishes applied to metal roofing materials turn them into environmentally friendly products. Most metal roofs:

  • Often consist of recycled steel and are 100 percent recyclable.
  • Meet LEED and Energy Star Cool Roof standards.
  • Support the use skylights, cutting down on energy used for artificial lighting.
  • Lend themselves to rain water harvesting.
  • Physically suit the installation of solar panels and geysers.

A-1 Property Services is your Jupiter area roofing contractor, able to give you a free estimate on the cost of installing a metal roof on your home. Choose one of the many different types of metal roofing and start to make your house one that is eco-friendly, attractive, and built to last.

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