Imagine, after thirty years of living in your home. Which part do you think needs replacement from its exterior?
Roofs primarily protect your precious family and belongings from harsh sun rays, the coldness of winter, and even from hailstones. Now that you are still planning up the build for your property or thinking about renovating, it’s the best time to get familiar with the pros and cons of steel roofing.
Today, let us help you decide if steel roofing fits the needs of your property.
Meaning of Home
According to Merriam-Webster, it’s the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. Then, if that is the case, you must consider the longevity of the material used for your roofing. Steel roofs could last 40-70 years, considering the material and paint used. Also, when maintained as prescribed, steel roofs are pretty low maintenance compared to other types such as cedar roofing.
Types of Steel Roofs
There are three types of steel roofs, but let’s focus on the two that are widely used in residential and commercial properties.
First is galvanized steel, which has an outer layer of Zinc that protects it from corrosion, when properly installed by professionals like us, water accumulation will be prevented. The quality of work in the installation is as equally important as the quality of the actual material.
The second is galvalume steel, which is like an upgrade of the first one, as it has a combined protective coat of Zinc and Aluminum. It’s much expensive when compared to galvanized steel, but still, it is more ideal when your home is near coastal areas or in the middle of a heavily salt-spray location.
Pros and Cons
Here are some cons of steel roofing. Steel is not the least expensive material in the market, but it can help mimic even more luxurious metal roofs like zinc roofing and copper roofing. Also, it isn’t quiet during heavy weather conditions, however, we will resolve that for you by having good decking, which might be an additional cost, but less pricey compared to asphalt shingles.
Steel roofing is the greenest roofing material and it alleviates global warming. Choosing your roofing material could contribute to environmental preservation. The steel roof is 100% recyclable.
It can help your home be energy-efficient, as it reflects UV and infrared rays, which promotes reducing 10-25% cooling cost, especially in summer.
Steel roof is essential in Auckland due to erratic weather patterns. Steel roofing can prevent spark during a thunderstorm and ignite flame during a wildfire.
JAHS Glory will be your partner and we’ll ensure that you get all these advantages with your steel roofing. We make it a point that all our steel roofing projects live up to their great reputation. We will provide high-quality and cost-effective service while we discuss how to prevent its noisiness.
Let our friendly, experienced professionals help you achieve the dream design without sacrificing durability. To find out more about steel roofing or wall cladding for any of your properties, you can book a call here or drop us a message via [email protected].