During the last 20 years, a whole new type of metal roofing materials has hit the market. They are answers to the need for durable, fire-resistant, lightweight roofing that looks at home on a house.
Metal roofs are favored for their fire-resistant qualities, longevity, and speed of installation by a qualified metal roofing company such as Dolphin Roofing. They are also surprisingly lightweight and are great at reflecting heat from the sun. This helps homeowners save energy on cooling bills.
Metal roofing materials are made mainly from aluminum and steel, but other materials, such as copper and alloys, are also used but can be very expensive.
Steel and aluminum are the most common and sensible of available roofing materials because they are economical, hold paint finishes well and are durable. Aluminum is a relatively soft metal, so it is more prone to denting and damage and it is also more expensive than steel. However, aluminum won’t corrode the way steel can if the finish is compromised. For more about materials and metal roofing, please contact Dolphin Roofing.