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Steel Metal Roofs

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Steel roofing provides many of the same benefits as all other metal roofing systems. It’s durable, eco- friendly, and cost-effective. However, it also has a zinc coating that increases its resilience and provides it with an extra layer of corrosion resistance.

Certified Roofing also specializes in other metal types from copper, corrugated, aluminum to standing seam metal roofs.

What is Steel Roofing?

Steel roofing is manufactured in giant rolls. It is then coated with either zinc or a zinc-aluminum mixture to protect it from oxidation. It comes in a variety of thicknesses that can be used for different purposes to suit your individual needs.

Steel is energy efficient, recyclable (or perhaps already recycled by the time it gets to you), and lightweight. It’s easy to install, and this contributes to its affordability. It is also highly customizable, allowing you to make it look like many other roofing types.

Types:

There are two types of coatings on a steel roof. The first one, galvanized steel, is coated with a thin layer of zinc to make it more corrosion resistant. It can be coated with various thicknesses depending on how it will be used.

The next one, Galvalume, is a trademarked product that contains an aluminum-zinc alloy mixture and is slightly more protective than galvanized steel. It holds up better over time and is a popular solution for preventing rust and corrosion.

Advantages:

The advantages of using steel as a roofing material are nearly endless. It’s much like other metal roofing systems in its eco-friendly, cost-effective, and low-maintenance properties. However, it does have some other unique advantages.

  • FIRE RESISTANT

    Steel roofing is more fire-resistant than other metal roofing types. It can prevent a fire from spreading and insulate your home from sparking. It has a Class A noncombustible rating, which is the highest rating possible, so you can rest assured your home is at its safest with a steel roof.

  • 100% RECYCLABLE

    Like other metal roofing systems, steel is 100% recyclable. It won’t end up in a landfill, and it’s so lightweight that transportation and installation are much cheaper than other roofing types. You may also enjoy knowing that it can be installed over your existing roof, so you won’t pay to haul it away.

  • COST-EFFECTIVE

    This roofing material is extremely cost-effective. It can save you money on your HVAC bills in both the summer and the winter by deflecting the sun and insulating heat. It regulates the temperature inside your home efficiently, so your systems don’t have to work as hard.

  • CLEANS EASILY

    This metal resists the build-up of algae and other bacteria. A good rain storm can clean your steel roof for you, and in the winter, snow will slide off instead of adding extra weight and pressure to the frame of your home.

  • LONGEVITY

    The average lifespan of a these roofs is 50 years or more, so you’ll enjoy the long lasting effects of all these other benefits for as long as you own your home. What’s more, it will increase your curb appeal and resale value.

Maintenance:

As with other types of metal roofing, steel needs very little maintenance. It’s important to keep it clean and make sure it doesn’t come in contact with low hanging branches or other types of metal. Overall, your steel roof should last a long time even without that much care and attention.

Cost:

Many things contribute to the material’s relatively low cost. Steel is one of the least expensive types of metal roofing. It’s lightweight and easy for a steel roofing company to transport. It requires less labor during steel roof installation, and it can be installed over your existing roof to save you money on tear away.

Myths:

A common misconception is that steel roofing is noisy. In fact, when installed and insulated correctly by steel roofing company, steel roofing is no noisier during a storm than any other roofing type, whether it is metal or not.

Many people are concerned about their steel roof getting struck by lightning. The simple fact is that lightning reaches out for the highest point in the area, so a home with a steel roof is no more likely to get struck by lightning than any other home. Because of steel’s ability to dissipate electricity, you’re much safer in a house with a steel roof than you are with any other roofing material.

If you’re looking for a steel metal roof service or replacement, you can’t beat the advantages or the price. We are your local steel roofing company. We can give you a free quote and provide professional guidance on the right roofing solution for you.

 

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