Weather in the United States varies greatly from state to state. Everything from heavy sun rays to hurricanes is not unusual. As a result, it is important when you to choose a roof that will be able to withstand whatever nature brings you.
One type of roofing that is very popular is metal which comes in various styles and often is more beneficial than asphalt.
Metal roofing is noncombustible and has a Class A fire rating. In some cases, this can reduce a building’s fire insurance. This type of roofing is especially important in heavily wooded areas. It is highly resistant to wind-blown embers which can become embedded in other types of roofing.
While an asphalt and other roofing materials can break, split or have other damage, metal roofing is highly resistant to damage from hail. In addition, home insurance is often reduced in areas where this type of damage is common.
Since metal reflects heat from the sun, it is especially popular in areas such as Arizona which has a great deal of heat. By minimizing the midday heat there is a saving on air conditioning energy.
Many places in the United States suffer from high winds. This can cause extreme damage to an average roof. This is especially true in areas where heavy rains often accompany the wind. Metal roofs can withstand up to 140 mph winds due to their interlocking construction.
One misconception regarding metal roofs is that it is more susceptible to a lightning strike. Metal roofs are, as a rule, not susceptible to lightning strikes but it can happen because of the landscape of the area, the height of the building and other factors.
The majority of homes in heavy storm areas have lightening rods to reduce the danger of a lightening strike. In addition, since lightning is electrically conductive, and metal roofing is noncombustible, there is very little danger of fire in the case of a direct hit.
Areas located in coastal areas in the United States often suffer from tropical storms. For many years metal roofing was not popular for these areas due to the corrosive effects of salt air and sea spray.
However, today’s metal galvanized roofing has a steel core and is surrounded by a zinc/aluminum coating which is highly resistant to corrosion. Copper, zinc and aluminum roofs are recommended for buildings located in these areas.
One location where metal roofing has proved to be especially effective is in mountain areas where it snows. With a hard and slippery finish, snow slides off rather than sticks. This makes less weight on the roof and protects the under support as well.
When you are considering installing a roof we, at Capital Roofing LLC, will be happy to explain the advantages of each type of metal roofing as it applies to your location. We proud of supplying our customers in West Hartford, CT, and the surrounding area, with high-quality products, expert workmanship, guaranteed work and reasonable prices.
Give us a call today at (866) 784-5300 or fill out the form online at https://www.capitalroofingct.com/contact-us/. We are happy to discuss your roofing needs and provide a free estimate for any roof installation.