An Overview Of Metal Roof Profiles

Posted on: 29 May 2018

A common complaint people have about metal roofs is that they are not beautiful enough. Well, the reality is that a metal roof will only be dull looking if it is made of plain metal, but that is rarely the case. Roofing manufacturers have learned to craft beautiful roofing materials from metal. Here are some of the roofing metal profiles that people consider attractive.

Metal Shingles

These are flat rectangular metals that look like any other shingle material. In fact, they can be made to imitate the appearance of other roofing shingles such as slate, wood, and architectural shingles, among others. That way you get to enjoy the benefits of metal roofs without having to deal with its dull looks—if you consider metal dull.

Metal Tiles

Roofing tiles are traditionally made from slate and terracotta and then nailed into place by suitable nails. Roofing tiles are considered premium roofing materials so it isn't surprising that metal has also been fashioned to mimic the premium look of tiles. This is a good way of getting "tile" roof without paying the premium cost of slate or terracotta or incurring their high risk of breakage.

Corrugated Metal

Corrugated metal sheets are some of the oldest roofing materials that are still in use today. Basically, each sheet is a rectangular piece of metal designed with alternating ridges and valleys. The sheets are nailed to the roof with each sheet slightly overlapping the adjacent one to prevent water leaks. Corrugated roofing sheets are available in different colors, lengths, and thickness (technically gauges) for use in different situations.

Standing Seam

In this type of roofing metal, the joint between two adjacent sheets of metal is made by turning up the adjacent edges and then folding or interlocking them. This is also one of the oldest forms of roofing metals that are still being used today. In fact, it is so common that many people automatically assume that all metal roofs refer to standing seams. They are also available in different colors, lengths, and gauges.

The Benefits

As you can see, metal can be just as beautiful as other materials on your roof. In addition to the curb appeal, here are the benefits of metal roofing:

  • Metal roofs are strong and can withstand different forces such as wind forces or hailstorms
  • Metal roofs are durable
  • Metal roofs don't burn easily
  • Metal roofs are good for the environment because they can be recycled

For more information, contact companies like Title Roofing.

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Hi, my name is Mitch. Before retiring a few years ago, I worked in the roofing industry. Over the years, I worked in nearly every capacity, ranging from apprentice to general manager of the company. I know that purchasing a new roof for your home can be expensive and a bit intimidating. My goal is to provide useful advice to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your new roof. I'm going to share information about different roofing materials and why you may want to consider one over another. I'll also share where you can cut costs, and how to choose a reputable roofing company. I hope you find this information valuable.

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