Like most eco-friendly designs, environmentally friendly roofing materials have proven several distinct and sensible advantages over traditional asphalt shingles. Although there are a number of environmental options available, metal roofing is the most common choice. Metal roofing isn’t the same as you may associate with barns and storage buildings, modern roofing comes in unlimited design patterns and finishes.
Metal roofing lasts much longer than asphalt shingles. Metal simply doesn’t grind away with the weather over the years. It’s also less likely to blow off in a storm due to the larger panels and the procedure of crimping them together into a unit rather than nailing shingles down individually. Because the insulation is built in, there’s less likelihood of damage on the occasion a rodent finds his way into your attic. Further, there’s less chance of a small leak developing and especially of going unnoticed to cause water damage and mold in your ceilings.
Modular and Factory Built
Modern metal roofing is typically factory built in modular panels. The first noticeable advantage you’ll see with this modern building technique is that the new roof installs much faster, meaning there will be less time of having a contractor on site and you can get back to normal life without having a construction crew at your house for most of the week, or longer, depending on the design of your home.
With new construction or complete remodels on an older home, the roofing can be prepared off site while the other construction is going on. Again, this speeds up the process by working on multiple aspects of the project in tandem rather than waiting on one phase of building to be completed before starting on the next.
Being factory constructed also means there is less waste to go in the landfill. This applies because the factory is a more controlled environment with better planning available than what generally occurs on a construction site. There’s also less waste onsite because the panel assembly has already been prepared and requires less cutting and small parts to be left behind.
All American Roofing and Restoration is familiar with all modern materials and techniques for residential and commercial roofing. One of our representatives will be happy to provide advice and an estimate for your next project.