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Why Should You Invest In Having Metal or Steel Roof For Your Home?

14 January 2016

There are innumerable options to choose from when it comes to roofing materials, and while there has been a growing revival of interest in old-fashioned stone and ceramic roofing tiles. There is likewise a growing interest in older styles of extremely beautiful and long-lasting variant of roofing, such as metal or steel roofs.

Most people now eschew steel and metal roofing for stone or tile roofs, because of the erroneous belief that steel or metal roofing equates to low-quality roofs made from galvanised aluminium or sheet metal. Little do most people realise, but an authentic metal or steel roof is nothing like galvanised aluminium roofing or corrugated galvanised iron sheet roofing (G. I. Sheets).

There are a number of obscure advantages that a metal or steel roof have over most conventional and some unconventional types of roofing. If you are seeking for roofing material that exceeds the durability and flexibility of stone, tile, and ceramic roofing shingles, then consider the following advantages that metal and steel roofing has to offer.

The Advantages of a Steel and Metal Roof

Steel and metal roofing is as unconventional as it gets in some areas. However, while it does require a little bit of modification and specialised construction on the part of your roofing foundations, due to additional needed reinforcement, it nevertheless makes up for its pricey and specialised specifications with an assortment of advantages.

Aesthetics – A well-installed and tastefully chosen metal or steel roof adds just a bit of uniqueness to your home that gets noticed, its sturdy nature and appearance endows a building with a look of strength.

Energy-efficiency – Since metal readily conducts heat and is more than capable of storing it, and then later dispersing the heat, you can save money by cutting down on the use of heaters and air conditioners, since, like stone and tile shingles, metal roofs readily collect, conduct, and disperse natural heat from the sun.

Fire Resistance – The fire-proof nature and resistance to the elements that steel and metal roofing possess, adds an extra ‘layer’ of fire-proofing protection to your home. And, because of its hardy and near-impervious state, it is a choice roofing material for large houses that do not always get regular upkeep, such as homes and buildings in the suburbs. Or, for small houses that would rather cut down on yearly roof maintenance costs.

So, if you’re looking to invest in hardy, long-lasting, and beautiful metal or steel roofing materials for your home, then come visit our showroom at Johnson Roofing, we service the whole Auckland region, from Manakau to Orewa.

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