Metal roofing has come a long way since its arrival on the construction scene in the 1820’s. Invented in Britain by Henry Robinson Palmer, corrugated roofing sheets were originally made from wrought iron. Even in its most primitive form, metal roofing was lighter, stronger, and lasted longer than most other roofing materials.
Now, with modern metal preservation methods and paint formulas, metal roofing is maintenance free, and can outlast the building it’s installed on. Metal offers a great product warranty, superior finish and a solid industry uplift as well as impact resistance. It’s also energy-efficient, fire resistant and environmentally friendly. With interlocking panels, it’s engineered for strength, eliminating worries about cracks, splits or being blown off. And, you don’t need to worry about termites, ants or other troublesome insects.
New manufacturing methods created easier, more solid installation methods. In some cases, you can easily install metal roofing sheets over old roofing material, which saves on labor and disposal costs.
There is a traditional and classic look to a metal roof system. Some of the more popular styles are Standing Seam, G-Rib or a Commercial R-Rib panel. There are also textured surfaces, and panels that have a shingled, or clay interlocked look, bringing you a more defined finish and style. Depending on the type of panel you choose, you can hide the fasteners for a more refined finish. Metal roofing comes in standard or premium colors, and gives a beautiful, dynamic look to any building.
Horse barns, riding arenas, garages, and commercial buildings all lend themselves well to a metal roof. Recently, metal roofing is also becoming popular and trending on residential buildings, and for good reason. This type of roofing also provides several other long-lasting benefits to consumers. It increases the value of your home, and you may also qualify for a homeowner’s insurance discount when installing a metal roof.
As you consider replacing an existing roof, or roofing a new construction project, explore metal roofing as an option. It’s worth the time and consideration.