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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.




From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Types of Metal Roofing Materials to Consider

by Daniel Wilson

If you are considering a metal roof for your home, you're in for a treat. There are a lot of benefits to using metal, from fire-resistance to durability and safety. However, there are different types of metal roofing systems to choose from. Here are some common metal roofing materials and systems to think about when you are deciding on the best roof for your home.

Steel Roofing Materials

In terms of the type of metal, you will find many different types an option, though steel is often preferred. It is a little pricier than aluminum, but it is also sturdier and lasts longer. Think about it as an investment, as you won't have to replace the steel roofing panels or tiles as often as with aluminum and some of the other metals. There are also advanced coatings for steel that protect it from corrosion and rust.

Shingle and Tile Roofing Materials

The next thing you can choose is to have your metal roofing system installed with shingles or tiles, instead of the standard panels. The great thing about shingles is that the manufacturers should be able to give you options based on the style, such as choosing a different color metal, getting the shingles to look like slate or Spanish tile, or even adding different finishes and textures to the shingles. There are less design options with panels.

Insulated Roof Panels

If you are going with a metal roofing panel, you might want to consider choosing ones that are insulated. Not only are these efficient at protecting your roof and having the same durability as other metal materials, but they contain extra insulation to lower the amount of energy needed inside your home. For example, if your roofing panels are insulated, then you don't use the heater as much in the winter because the insulation helps to keep the heat indoors. This can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint in the process.

Standing Seam Roofing Panels

Another good type of metal roofing panel if you want to go this direction is with a standing seam system. Standing seam panels are made from narrow panels of metal where the vertical edges are closed so they are actually snapped into place. This can help give your roof a cleaner look, while also minimizing the work needed to install them.

Speak to your roofing contractor to discuss these and other metal roofing options. The slope of your roof, your budget, and your design preferences all make a difference in which system to go with.