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Steel Roofing - Regaining Popularity

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 177

Steel roofing is getting popular again and for a very good reason among all sections of the building industry. Galvalume steel roofing which is nothing but aluminum and zinc coated with steel has been around for a long time now. It is highly durable and lasts much longer than any other roofing material. It is only recently that steel roofs have started getting recognized again both by residential homeowners and commercial establishments.

Curious about why steel roofing is great choice?

Steel roofing is corrosion resistant and this helps in prolonging the life of the roof to a long time indeed. The material is malleable and quite easy to roll out as sheets, it can be molded into shingles or panels whichever is suitable for the building.

Painting improves the performance of the steel roofing and also makes it more attractive. The painting protects the steel underneath. The galvalume sheets are strong enough to withstand extreme weather. It does not crack and peel like asphalt shingles under extreme weather variations.

In commercial buildings and business establishments standing seam avoids the problems of leaky roofs. The commonly used roofs like asphalt undergoes wear and tear over the same time and gets cracked, develops leaks and tears. These can cause water to seep into it and then into the interiors of the building damaging the walls and can be dangerous too if not fixed immediately.

Leaky roofs cost a lot to fixed. Over time the repair costs can escalate. So, it might be wiser to make a higher initial investment and buy a long-lasting and durable steel roofing system. This is easy to install, is quite tough and leak-proof. Steel is one of the best solutions one can think for all kinds of weather and climates.

If you are considering retrofitting your roof then steel roofing is perfect as it can be established over the existing one and there is no need to tear down the old shingles. This is environment friendly as no roofing materials needs to go to a landfill. There is no need to work to be stopped in businesses and offices, as the steel sheets can be laid with no problems to people working inside the buildings. That's a great for productivity of the company.

It is better to not install wood or steel decking on the existing roof frame of residential buildings. A layer of felt usually laid over the decking affords protection from the elements.

Today, steel roofing has acquired a following in the millions. They are becoming one of the most popular options as they are both economical and effective in the long-term.

Booker C, an expert in roofing industry has written articles to help lay persons understand the different roofing options available. For the detailed article on metal roofing systems. Click here. His articles are featured on Roof Shingles Price and other websites.

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