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Over the last five years, metal roofing has become increasingly popular because it is stylish, durable, and improves home value. With so many options for designing your perfect metal roof, the experts at Red Rhino Roofs can help. You can feel confident in the quality of your roof without having to worry about aggressive upselling tactics.
Metal roofing is one of the oldest roofing systems in the world. Metal roofing began with materials like bronze tiles in ancient Rome and later became a popular choice for cathedrals and castles during medieval times. Today, many low-slope metal roofs are made from corrugated galvanized steel, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and tin. There are many benefits to metal roofing, including longevity, durability, and heat resistance. Furthermore, metal roofs are also impact-resistant and can withstand high winds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many types of metal roof materials. Red Rhino Roofs uses only the best materials to provide exceptional metal roofing services.
Standing seam is some of the most efficient metal. Due to color options, it can be designed to reflect the majority of sunshine and heat. It is also a secure roof to attach solar panels or other renewable energy sources.
Corrugated metal roofing sheets can be installed quickly because they use an exposed fastener system, which also helps to cut costs. For these reasons, plus its high-performing abilities, corrugated metal roofing systems have been used across the country for years.
A metal shingle roof replicates the appearance of asphalt shingle, tile shingle or wood shingle roofing. Metal shingle roofs give homeowners the best of both worlds: the style of a traditional roof with the industrial-strength durability of metal.
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Our commitment and dedication to quality are the driving force behind our success. In order to provide the best service possible, we provide the best installers available. We go the extra length to ensure that everyone that touches your home is properly trained, certified, drug-screened, background-checked, and is provided continual education. That education and training ensure that we are always up-to-date on the latest roofing installation techniques, processes, and roofing products.