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3 Things To Consider When Choosing A Metal Roof

Metal Roof LifespanChoosing the right metal roof for your home is a vital decision! After all, your roof shields your home from the elements, contributes to its warmth (or coolness), and its aesthetic prominence can make or break your home’s facade. But choosing the right metal roof goes far beyond looks and strength. Here are 3 important things to consider when choosing a metal roof for your home.

Consider Your Base Metal Options

The roof sheet can be made from a multitude of metals, which directly influence how long your roof will last. Metal roofing is typically available in options such as zinc-coated steel, aluminum-zinc-coated steel, copper, zinc alloy, and stainless steel. The most widely used option is a steel roof substrate which comes coated with either a zinc or zinc-aluminium coating. This coating is applied to the steel substrate to protect the base metal from the elements as well as from other corrosive substances found in the air. This affordable option is perfect for both inland and coastal applications. Homes close to the ocean may benefit from aluminum roof sheeting, while those clients searching for a bespoke roof no matter the price may enjoy a copper or zinc alloy roofing profile.

Aesthetics and Design Of A Metal Roof

When deciding on a metal roof, you will want to ensure the product design correlates well with the rest of your home’s construction. This includes material, color (which can affect temperature), and even slope requirements. Depending on the roof profile you select, there are minimum roof slope requirements for each panel which need to be considered. Consult with your roof supplier to determine these details and ensure your roof meets the minimum criteria.

Weather And Impact Resistance

The most important role of a roof is to protect your home from the elements. Make sure you consider factors such as prevailing weather conditions when designing your roof. As pretty as a large overhang is, it would be impractical and unnecessarily expose your roof to the possibility of damage. Same goes for a flat roof in an area prone to heavy snow. Choosing the right profile is critical in ensuring your roof performs to standard and keeps you safe. The impact resistance of the roof is another important consideration. Although metal roofs are tough, not all are created equal. Aluminium and copper are softer metals than steel, and therefore more prone to denting. 

A metal roof is a major investment for any homeowner so it’s important to know what you’re looking for beforehand so you can be confident in your choice, and pick a roofing profile which will last and add aesthetic value to your building. Contact our qualified team of professionals at 1.855.838.9393 or info@londonecometal.com to determine your needs today.