Pros of Metal Roofing

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Pros of Metal Roofing

Increasing numbers of homeowners, architects and contractors are opting for metal roofs in both roof replacement and new construction projects. Why? It’s not just because rain on a metal roof is soothing. 

Pros of Metal Roofing

Metal roofs offer several advantages when compared to other roofing materials, like asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shake, or clay and concrete tiles. 

Metal roofs are long lasting

First and foremost, metal roofs just last longer than other materials. Depending on the specific material, metal roofing can last 40-70 years. Traditional asphalt roofing only lasts about 12 to 20 years. The extended lifespan of a metal roof is why many make the switch when re-roofing or with new construction. 

Metal roofs are durable and require minimal maintenance

Metal roofing is long-lasting because it is extremely durable. It can sustain strong wind gusts without corroding or cracking. Plus, metal roofs do not require the costly, routine maintenance that other roofing materials require. 

Metal roofs are energy efficient

While installing a metal roof can be expensive, the money spent on the installation can be made up from the savings in monthly cooling and heating costs. Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat instead of absorbing it, which often reduces cooling costs. 

Metal roofs are fire resistant

Metal roofs are safer because they will not spark and ignite into flames when exposed to a wildfire or struck by lightning. 

Weathering steel roofing

Cor-ten equivalent weathering steel roofing is one of the latest trends in roofing products and architecture. Its unique look and naturally oxidizing finish provides a beautiful color and texture. 

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Our customers have used weathering steel corrugated and profile panels for pergola/patio roofing, shooting house roofing, boathouse roofing, treehouse roofing and so much more. When you choose weathering steel for your roofing material, you gain all the benefits of weathering steel, including its ability to resist corrosion and aesthetically-pleasing patina color. 

Weathering steel panel roof

Contact Central Steel Service for weathering steel roofing

Weathering steel corrugated and profile panels are produced from ASTM A606-4 or A588 from 22GA to 10GA thicknesses. Central Steel Service stocks standard weathering steel corrugated panel profile (2.67” x7/8” with 37-1/3” coverage x 12’ maximum length) and can have a variety of profiles manufactured to order for your roofing needs. Contact us today!