Sheet metal roofing has become extremely popular recently and people have been using it a lot for building their homes. These are available in different textures and it is up to the owner to decide what design to go with. The metal sheets are transformed to flat panels and then later they are sometimes polished and made into roofing panels.
Roofing material, fabricated on-site should not be used, as these are not reliable, and even the fabricator does not give any warranty as to how long it will work. Also there is a good chance that the quality would be bad and there can be a lot of difference between the panels.
Other materials are also used for making these sheets and the customer can look into it and decide what he wants. It is best to use these on a plain surface as it looks amazing on it.
Types and Price
There are two types of metal roofing available and these are
- Standing-seam Roofing
- Batten Roofing
Prices depend on the manufacturer you choose, so it is wise to look around before settling for a manufacturer as you are bound to get better rates if you search. Also try to get the material locally, as ordering it from elsewhere would take up a lot of money.
There are, however, certain brands that are popular in this regard and offer really good material. The rates of the material and work would depend on the place where you are residing. If you live anywhere far and the work you need to get done is difficult the charge will be slightly higher than the usual rates.
Follansbee Steel: It is an amazing material to work with, not only does it join easily, it can also be painted and it does not have to be repainted all the time. It consists of 80% lead and 20% tin, and while the amount of lead may raise some concern, but by taking proper precautions this can be dealt with easily. Stainless steel panels are a great choice as they don’t rust and are long-lasting.
Berridge: This is also one of the leading brands and offers a variety of choices for the people. This brand is very suitable for people renovating their homes.
Microzinc Roofing System: Both types of roofing panels are available in the brand offered by W.P Hickman. The roofing material is fine-looking but it is very pricy.