Advantages of a Metal Roof
-Durability. The average life-span of asphalt shingles
today (since 2001) is 20 years, while
residential and commercial grade
metal roofing usually lasts from 50-100+ years,
depending on the
-Metal roofs are often used to cover large buildings because of their
high strength to
weight ratio. The roof of the new Wembley Stadium is an
example. It consists of
approximately 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) steel
-Fire and spark resistant.
-Snow shedding: Painted metal roofs are
-Metal is readily recyclable. Aluminum and copper
roofing products are available with
over 95% recycled content. Most metals
can be recycled over and over without
losing any valuable
-Design flexibility: Some Steel roofing products can be installed
over open framing, or on a solid substrate.
-Large sprung curves.
-Energy efficiency. Coatings with high reflectivity like
Kynar with "cool roof" pigments commonly save 20-30% on air-conditioning costs
due to reflecting away much of the sun's heat.
-Most metal roofing products require very little or no
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