There are many factors to weigh when choosing the right roof for your building project. A key benefit of metal roofing is that it positively impacts the building’s performance by being a durable and sustainable solution. Many of the metal roofing advantages outperform traditional shingles. Metal roof panels can help you achieve all the functional and aesthetic needs of your building’s design. Before we dig into all the benefits, we should say that it’s probably best to speak to a professional roofing company before you make your decision. If you are based in the UK we suggest calling Manchester Roofers, they have always been happy to help out when we call through.
Metal roofing has a significant advantage over traditional roofing materials in terms of longevity. Because of the durability of steel, your roofing will last longer and will not need to be replaced as frequently as traditional building materials. A metal roof is known to have more durability than any other roofing material.
Durability is another advantage of metal roofing. Metal is widely recognized as a resilient material that can withstand extreme weather conditions.
Supported by third-party testing, metal roofing offers the following:
- Fire resistance
- Wind resistance
- Air leakage prevention
- Water leakage prevention
Metal roofs, which can withstand winds of up to 140 mph, are important contributors to long-lasting, weathertight building envelopes.
Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
One of the benefits of metal roofs is that they are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. Roofing made of 25-35 percent recyclable materials is nearly 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life cycle.
Metal roofing systems are coated with infrared reflective finishes, making them an excellent host for other energy-efficient or even energy-generating building materials.
It is suitable for use with insulation and is also suitable for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
According to metal roof manufacturers, when we use metal roofing, much of the sun’s infrared radiation is reflected and the roof surface temperature is kept lower than with uncoated or traditional roofing materials, resulting in energy savings, including significant reductions in HVAC costs.
All of these advantages make metal roofing and wall panels the best choice for agricultural, commercial, residential, and post-frame building applications.