The Different Types of Metal Roofs

The Different Types of Metal Roofs

Metal roofing materials have been around for hundreds of years. This type of roof offers longevity and the ability to withstand the elements better than other materials. In fact, most metal roofs have a life expectancy of up to 50 years, while others can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance. (And maintenance of a metal roof is minimal—an annual inspection or sealer is all that is required.)

It’s easy to become confused about which material and type of metal roof is appropriate for different structures, including for your home. At Paradigm Roofing, we are proud to be a Frisco roofer that offers information about the different types of roofing options available to homeowners in North Texas.

The Strongest Choice

Metal standing seam roofing is a watertight and economic way to cover your home and is one of the oldest types of metal roofing in use. Long sheets of metal are joined together at the edges, and the edges are folded over each other, creating a raised seam. The metal can be aluminum, copper, or stainless steel—all very durable metal choices. Of course, different metals carry different costs.

The Most Attractive Choice

Additionally, metal shingles are available on the market as an attractive and energy efficient way to provide protection and beauty to your home. Some shingles are coated with a UV-reflective material that helps keep your attic cooler in the summer, thus lowering your overall utility costs. Best of all, the shingles can be stamped to resemble asphalt shingles, wood shakes, or even ceramic tiles—your neighbors and friends won’t even know you have a metal roof if you choose this type of shingle!

The Popular Choice

Corrugated metal sheets are a common sight on country homes, barns, porches, and sheds. The sheets are overlapped to allow water to run off the roof.

Special materials are used for the installation of this material. They include:

  • A ridge cap
  • Galvanized nails with rubber gaskets
  • Closure strips that match the curves of the metal, which support the panels and block entry by pests

Our skilled technicians can measure your roof and give you advice about the best type of metal roof to install for your home. Call us today at 972-542-7774 for an evaluation of your home.