If you look around, then you will see metal roofs everywhere. They are installed in homes, shops, and even in commercial buildings where you normally don’t notice. But have you ever thought why do people use metal roofs in their homes and building? What are the basic metal roof components? And is it reliable? Here, at R&D Roofing, we are going to break down all the questions.

Why do people choose metal roofs?

There are several reasons why people choose metal roofs for their homes and commercial building. It is not completely ideal to use this material but there are some benefits of using it. Let’s have a look at benefits.

  • Longevity

The metal roofs are engineered to last for at least a few decades. So, when people decide to make a new house, they choose to use a long-lasting material. So, metal roofs are the ultimate choice for new houses. Some roofs can even last for 60 years.

  • Durable

The metal roofs are durable if they are compared to wood, concrete, plastic, and glass. The metal roof can hold the roof in rainy weather, heavy snowfall, strong winds, and keep the roof debris free. They are also non-combustible and fireproof so there are enough reasons to install it in your homes for durability.

  • Maintenance

When these metal roofs have proved to be durable in all sorts of weather, there is only minimal need for maintenance. If your roof is perfectly installed then just keep it clean of debris, leaves, and the kind of stuff that would get stuck in there. You can do the cleaning every 6 months or after the heavy storm.

  • Eco-friendly

Metal roofs can be recycled so they are eco-friendly choices. All the scraps can be used to make other products.

  • Low cost

When you first make your decision to install the metal roofs, it would be expensive but given the time it would last, it is definitely a low-cost solution.

  • Warranty

Most of the time, the metal roofs come with a 20 to 50 years of warranty. So, in case, if it has gotten damage in that course of time, you can change it. Although weather warranties are different than the overall warranties.

Components of metal roofs:

  1. Metal coils: The long metal coils are rolled down the ceiling. This metal could be aluminum or other metals, but this is supposed to last for many years.
  2. Panels: The metal coil can be changed into any shape given the shape of house or the building. These shaped metal coils are known as the panels. They are formed together to make a roof.
  3. Seam: The side ribs where two panels connect with each other is known as seam.
  4. Profile: The profile means a basic structure. For metal roofs, first, they establish a basic frame structure in which panels are going to install and then the whole structure would be shifted on the roof.

Different sorts of clippers, clamps, and pipe boot are used to make a whole metal roof.