Metal roofs have been around for decades. Their ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions has allowed this type of roof to maintain its popularity for many home and business owners. Unfortunately, metal roofs are not invincible and they too have their fair share of issues.
Each of these problems contributes to your roof leaking, and if untreated can cause further damage to your home.
Roof experts have agreed that there is asmall window of opportunityto execute a proper restoration plan. If you wait too long, replacing the entire roof becomes unavoidable.
Liquid Rubber Canada has two products to fit your needs if you own a metal roof. If your roof has not undergone any forms of oxidization, ourWaterproof Sealantin conjunction withLiquid Rubber Seam Tape are perfect products to complete your restoration project.
The Liquid Rubber Seam Tape seals areas where excess movement occurs like in the bridges, joints and seams of a roof.
However, if your roof has developed rust, we recommend that you purchase theMetal Safe Sealant. This product has anti-corrosion properties and will prevent the development of rust.
If you are experiencing leaks in your metal roof and would like to learn the process to a successful repair, click the link below.
This material is the most prominent in the roofing industry today, if you have a metal roof, it’s likely made out of steel. Steel is light in weight, stronger than aluminum and cheaper. Metal roof installers use a layer of zinc and aluminum alloy to protect the material from corrosion and rust. This increases the durability and longevity of the roof.
Aluminum roofs, like steel roofs are also corrosion resistant, light in weight and strong. But because they are more expensive they do not dominate in the roofing industry. However, it is more malleable than steel and therefore can be molded into desired profiles.
By far the oldest type of roof, copper has been known to last up to 70 years. Research has shown that copper actually gets better with age. Unfortunately, it is by far the most expensive. Those who want the best, must be willing to pay for it.
Three Benefits of a Metal Roof
According toTop Roofersthere are three benefits of metal roofs:
1. Tremendous Longevity
In comparison, the average asphalt roof lasts around 17 years. In the short-term, this type of roof is cheaper, but keep in mind over time you will need to make repairs and the money you saved in the beginning will inevitably be spent. Today’s modern metal roofs if installed properly can last upwards to 50 years.
Your home is your sanctuary, so it should come as no surprise that where you live should be pleasant to your eye. Metal roofs can provide a very sophisticated and enticing look. There are many options available to suit the owners needs.
3. Saves Money
Metal roofs can reflect the heat from the sun which allows your house to maintain a cooler temperature. This certainly will reduce your energy bills. In the long run, metal roofs pay for itself so if your thinking about making a switch from an asphalt roof, its not a bad idea.
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