Corrugated metal roofs are cost effective materials with good looks that can complement your preferred structure. These are made of aluminum, stainless steel, copper, steel or zinc alloys. As they vary in properties, the price also varies, along with its appearance and durability.
We will discuss here the various types of corrugated metal roofs and their properties so you can have a closer look in each corrugated roofing type.
1. Steel – One of the most common metal roofing materials known for its strength and durability. Steel roof doesn’t rust or corrode because of its long-lasting coating.
2. Stainless Steel – Just like the steel, stainless steel doesn’t corrode or rust, too. This steel has a natural matte-gray finish because of the Terne coating. The only drawback here is its pricey cost. This type of roofing is only recommended for use in extremely harsh environments.
3. Copper – One of the most expensive too but it has several features which make it worth the expense. Easy to install, doesn’t corrode or rust and stylish, to name a few.
4. Aluminum – This type of roofing material is the most common type used in residential roofing because of its extremely lightweight characteristic and its minimal cost. Aluminum steel is generally coated to enhance its appearance, but even if it is uncoated, it will not rust or corrode.
Advantages of Corrugated Metal Roofing
This type of roof covering makes it all the more ideal for home because of the ff. properties:
· They can last to 50-75 years, in some cases, they last a hundred years.
· High resistance to insect stings, mildew and decomposition.
· They are fire resistant since the materials used in metal roofing are non-combustible.
· They are even given a Rated A, the highest rating for fire resistance.
· Increases the value of your property.
· Energy efficient.
· Easy to install.
· Leak free.
· High damage resistant.
Disadvantages of Corrugated Metal Roofing
· Despite its many advantages lies the equally numerous disadvantages:
· The installation is costly, running about $150 to $600 per square.
· Just like any other roof, it creates sound especially during heavy rains. I suggest that you use materials that have structural acoustic barriers so you can reduce the sound. In some cases, it is even quieter.
· Some corrugated roofing materials are prone to denting especially when big hailstone land on its surface.
· Walking on the surface may speed up the cause of wear and tear.