Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing

November 08, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Roofing
Pros and cons of metal roofing

Advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing

If it’s time to replace your old roof or even if you want to place new roof on your home, you must consider metal roofing as an option. It’s really important to make some research before you make the final call. Metal roofing is a great choice for roofing, but all the material has some good and bad of their own. You must have considered asphalt, wood and aluminum as your roofing choice, now it’s time to consider metal roofing and compare it with metal roofing. If you find metal roofing compatible with your needs then you have it. You must weigh its pros and cons for better understanding. See whether pros are more or cons are more. Check out your surrounding area and compare it with metal roofing whether it fits in or not. Here are some of the pros and cons of metal roofing which will help you make the decision whether to opt for it or not.

Pros

  • Expected life

If installation is done in proper manner then metal roofing can last as long as the life of your house. This is really a big saving of money as replacing a roof is way too much costly and having a roof which can last for the lifetime is great choice to make. Metal roofing can last for so long as it can survive with high winds and it can also seal out the water along with having an ease in shedding the snow. Having all these qualities will enable it to expand the life of metal roofing. Metal roofing is also resistant to fire, insects, rot and mildew. Warranties can be different from one manufacturer to another but majority of the companies will back their metal roofing for 20 to 50 years. If it is a paint finish then it will generally have a limited warranty of 30 years.

  • Weight

Metal roofing is considered to be very light weighted when it is compared to that with tile and concrete tile. Most of the varieties of metal roofing lie in between 50 to 150 pounds per square. Certain types of metal roofing materials can also be applied even on the existing roof without even having the need to tear off the old roof or install any additional support to your main frame. In fact if you are constructing a home or having an addition installed, then considering metal roofing will help you to decrease the number of roofing support membranes.

  • Easy and speedy roofing installation

Majority of the metal roofing shingles are available in multiple shingles wherein they have 12 to 36 inch wide panels. If you have hired an accomplished contractor then he can finish metal roofing installation pretty much fast. If you are having your old roof stripped off and the weather is bad and stormy then cutting the work of installation by a day or two can prove to be really advantageous. Because of the light weight you can save on supporting structure and also engineering.

  • Fire resistant

Metal roofing are pretty much noncombustible and they are allotted with fire rating of class A which is most resistant grading. Classification of roof depends upon the material which is inside the surface which can ignite in intense heat. Most of the metal roofing is applied over combustible materials like wood shingles which have a lower fire rating of class C.

  • Heat conduction

Metal will generally reflect heat from the sun and it will minimize the midday heat intake. This means that it will improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce the energy bills on air conditioning units. However this material is itself is low on R- value of insulation as many of the system is utilizing dead air space between rood deck and metal for increasing energy efficiency.

Cons

  • Cost

One of the major drawbacks of metal roofing is its initial costing. The initial costing of metal roofing is equal to the costing of any other premium material. But anyways this material has a really long lasting durability and hence the whole high costing can be covered up as it don’t need replacement and last for lifetime. Thus you can save in long term and of course you also cut back in seasonal maintenance as they don’t need one.

  • Noise

You can like sound of rain drops on your roof for a while after that it’s always disturbing. You cannot bear it if it’s for a long time. This thing happens with metal roof. In a situation of rain storm or hail storm, living under a metal roof is really too much noisy and irritating. But you have solution for this. You can install certain materials which can act as noise barriers for minimizing the drumming effect.

  • Denting

You must have seen that your car will dent if a ball hits it, in the same manner your metal roof will also dent if any hailstorm falls on it. Aluminum and copper are even softer than steel and they are even more prone to denting. There are certain types which are guaranteed that they will not dent but you still have to remain conscious and not to walk on the roof. Even in the cases of chimney cleaning and occasions of plumbing, you cannot walk on all the types of metal roofing.

  • Expansion and contraction

Metal is a material which expands and contracts when it warms and cools. Many of the new products possess fastening system which accommodates movement or else fasteners which secure the roofing will tend to become loose. Along with that contraction and expansion on hot days can also cause wavy effect.

  • Modifications

Metal roofing materials are such which are installed in large panels and hence it becomes very much difficult to replace them when they get damaged. When you have individual shingles, it becomes very easy to repair or replace them but large panels cannot be repaired or replaced that easily. Even its very difficult to get the match of the materials after 10 to 20 years.

Types of Roofing Sheet

July 08, 2015  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Roofing

roofing sheetsInstalling an appropriate roof for your home is big decision which everyone has to take under the proper guidance of the hiring employ, the roofing contractor. Roofing sheets are the outer part of roofing which are placed and fitted according to the construction and structure decided by the roofing contractor. Roofing sheets acts as the shield for the roofs because it is designed in such a way that it protects the outer part of the roof from wind, storms, rainfall. There are many different types of sheets available in beautiful colors and textures according to the needs of the owners. The different types of roofing sheets are:

Types of roofing sheets

1. Tile profile sheets

There are many roofing sheets available and amongst them one of the best roofing sheets is tile profile sheet. These sheets are easily available in the market. People have started installing tile profile sheet on their roofs. With help of these sheets the actual roofing panels are protected and less damages takes place. Tile profile sheets are prepared keeping in mind the best quality and parameters of the places where it is going to be installed. Tile sheet comes in different structures and colors which get perfectly matched with the roofs it is going to be placed on.

2. Sandwich puf panel sheets

Sandwich puf panel sheets are another type of roofing sheets. These sheets are more preferable to cold storages, pack houses, industries, etc. these type of sheets are structured in such a manner that it helps the walls and roofs to be cooled. Sandwich puf panel sheet is very much beneficial for cold storages because the roofs and walls are cool with the help of the puf panels placed while its construction. These roofing is a type of wall which consist of two sided one of metal sheets and other of aluminum or steel. Sandwich puf panel sheets provide good thermal insulation in the building or the place where it is installed.

3. Fiberglass roofing sheets  

fiberglass sheetsFiberglass roofing sheets are the most attractive and demanded roofing sheets by the owners of the buildings or houses because this sheets provide the designer effect to the roofs. This sheet gives an enhancing curative look to the roofs. Natural light can be obtained with the help of fiberglass roofing. These sheets are available in large variety of choices. Fiberglass sheets are very easy to install and are less expensive as compared to other roofing sheets.

 

 

 

 

4. Asbestos roofing sheets

asbestos sheetsAsbestos roofing sheets are the most sold roofing sheet across US. These sheets are easily available and in variety. The durability of asbestos sheets is more as compared to other roofing sheets. Imported materials are used for the construction of asbestos roofing sheets. It is fire, water, wind resistant. If maintained in proper manner than this roofing sheets last for a long period of time. No support is needed for the installation of asbestos sheets.

5. Steel roofing sheets

Steel roofing sheets are prepared in such manner that it is wind, water, fire resistant. Steel sheets are heavy as compared to other roofing sheets. This sheets are manufactured and is suitable for large industrial buildings and storages. Many different colors are available in steel sheets. Installation of steel sheets is expensive but it is long time durable in nature.

How to Install Torch down Roofing

May 23, 2013  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Roofing

torch down roofingDifferent methods of roofing have been established by the technology. These technologies have given us the various methods with its benefits regarding the roofing aspects. Methods like power wash roofing, torch down roofing, green roofing, etc and what not. All this methods of roofing are designed according to the foundation of the home where the roof is going to be constructed. Because every home has their different foundations, area where is it constructed and many more things which should be considered at the time of constructing the home. One of the roofing is torch down roofing. This roofing is similar to the tar and gravel roofing. The feature of this roofing is it contains the construction of roof through fiber glass and leveling of different sheets which makes the bond of the roof extreme strong. This method of leveling and adding sheets to the roof surface is known as the torch down of roofing. The steps to install torch down roofing is as under which will help you to ascertain whether to install or use the torch down method in your roofs or not.

Steps of Installing Torch down Roof:

  • First of all it is advisable to remove the old roofing sheets or the tiles which are installed earlier. Removing the old roofing will be more helpful for the torch roof to sustain in the roof. It is not a mandate option to remove the old roof but torch down roof can be installed on the old roof too.
  • Metal edges must be installed in the remaining roof area for more strong and efficient life of the roof to be installed by the home owners.
  • Flashing done with materials of metal is very much useful for the installation of torch down roof because it gives the support to the torch down roof to be structured on it and constructed.
  • After all this procedures apply the fiber glass sheet on the roof. Make sure that the surface of the roof should be flat and even to lay off the fiberglass sheet on it simultaneously.
  • This sheet should be well punctured at the edges of the roof to make it more secure and nail it well so that it does not get pealed or damaged on a long period of time.
  • Bitumen is the main element which is used well to make the roofing more strong and sustainable in nature. The bitumen will be spread all over on the fiberglass sheet which is placed before on the surface of the roof.
  • The remains of the bitumen sheet must be cut off with all conscious with the help of the knife so that all the edges of the roof get covered including its edges and the corners of the roof.
  • After installing the bitumen layer start firing the modified bitumen with the help of the flamed torch so that the bitumen gets evenly stretched all over the surface of the fiberglass sheet on the roof.
  • After melting the bitumen on the sheet applies another fiberglass sheet on the surface so that it sticks with the original fiberglass sheet. After doing this step on the sheet and press the sheet with proper pressure, so that the sheets get more strong and efficient and can sustain in for a long period of time.