Every country has different roofing styles. In the UK, most roofs are tiled, but in the US asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material and this has been the case for decades. However, things are changing. Commercial property owners and homeowners are now choosing other forms of roofing. These days, whether you are in Austin or Dallas metal roofing is part of the landscape. More and more buildings are topped off with a metal roof as people begin to appreciate the benefits of these roofs.
Metal roofs are exceptionally hardwearing. Provided they are installed properly, they last for fifty years or more.
Beautiful to look at
Modern metal roofs are beautiful to look at. They can be sprayed or painted any color, so these roofs will blend into any neighborhood. It is now possible to have a metal roof installed that has only vertical lines, or if you have the cash a completely smooth roof with no obvious seams. These roofs look good on practically any kind of building. Gone are the days where a metal roof meant corrugated iron.
Metal roofs keep the building cool. This means that less power is needed to run the air conditioning during the summer.
Good for the Planet
Because most metal roofs are made from recycled materials, they have good green credentials. They are also perfect for rainwater harvesting. The way the water hits them and runs off means that you usually collect more rainwater from a metal roof than from a shingle one.