Corrugated metal roofing – a new look at traditional material
Corrugated metal roofing is usually associated with barns, sheds or other additional structures and buildings. However, it is a material that you should not neglect when choosing a roof material for your home. We will show you a collection of fascinating houses with roofs from corrugated metal.
What are corrugated metal roofing material options?
Metal roofing has been used for centuries and metal panels were invented the early 1800’s. The advantages that metal offers are enough to make this material worth considering. On the first place, it is important to understand that corrugated metal roofing is not some cheap material. Actually there are several types of materials:
Tin – is actually a terneplate, which is a steel sheet, coated with terne – an alloy of lead and tin and modern sheets are coated with a mix of 50% tin and 50% zinc. When installed properly such roofs can last 40 to 50 years.
Galvanized steel is a durable, highly rust-resistant material with a lifespan of about 60 years. Made of alloyed steel, with a protective coating of zinc, this is an excellent choice when you want a durable and economical material.
Aluminum sheets are widely popular as this type of material does not require a lot of maintenance and is very resistant to corrosion. With a lifespan of about 35 years and an affordable price tag, the increasing popularity of these roofs is quite logical.
Copper offers the longest lifespan and unique look. It can last for hundreds of years. The only reason we do not see it more often as a roofing option is the high price.
What are the advantages of corrugated metal roofing?
Roofing has to protect the house from weather conditions (wind, rain, heat, snow). When selecting the type of the roof, the choice should be made as carefully as possible. The roofing adds not only on the attractive appearance of the buildings, but as well as on the level of protection, safety and security of occupants.
Corrugated metal roofing are galvanized or coated with zinc which makes the steel resistant to rust and corrosion.
In terms of appearance, corrugated roofs add an informal look to the exterior and the soft rounded wavy lines work in modern, traditional, rustic, contemporary and many other styles.
These roofs do require regular maintenance to keep the good look of the roof, but the long lifespan that they offer is a major advantage. The fasteners of the roof need inspection and they have to be tightened, if necessary, every ten years.
Corrugated roofs withstands strong winds, and holds up to lightning very well. Like other types of roofing, corrugated roofs are exceptionally fire resistant and bear none or very little damage from hail.
Energy efficiency and environmental friendliness are also major advantages. Many manufacturers offer corrugated metal panels with an energy-efficient coating which lasts for the period of life of the roof and the savings in heating or cooling costs is considerable.
The material for manufacturing corrugated metal roofing is recyclable and in terms of environmental friendliness these roofs hold one of the leading positions.