Sometimes it can be hard to make an executive decision when there are different advantages and disadvantages floating around. This factual blog is going to give you the pros and cons of metal roofing without any contradictions…

Pros

  • When they are properly installed, a metal roof can be expected to last as long as the building. It will help keep out water, can survive strong winds and will easily be able to cope under heavy snowfall. In addition to this, metal is also impermeable to insects and rot.

 

  • The weight of metal roofing varies between 50 to 150 pounds and compared to tile which stands at an average of 750 pounds or concrete coming in at a hefty 900 pounds. These statistics show that metal is a fairly lightweight roofing material.

 

  • Metal roofing is non-combustible and as such, have been awarded as Class A fire rating which classes it as the most resistant. This means that metal roofing is fire resistance, giving the owner of a building some peace of mind about their property.

Cons

  • Depending on the size of the roof you have to cover, metal roofing can be a costly investment. Despite this, the material is almost always guaranteed to last for around 20 years, so what you splash out now, you save in the future.

 

  • Rainfall can be particular noisy with metal roofing and inside large warehouses or industrial buildings, this noise can echo considerably- sound cancelling insulation is a possibility to limit this however.

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