The Advantages of a Metal Roof

A metal roof offers a number of important advantages over other types of roofs.

Conduction of heat. The reflective quality of metal roofs minimizes the heat of the summer sun.

Resistance to fire. Unlike other roofing materials, metal roofs don’t burn and usually carry the highest fire-resistance rating of Class A.

Wide range in roof pitch compatibility. Many metal roof materials can be placed on slightly pitched roofs and still maintain the ability to keep out leaks.

Life expectancy. Warranties for metal roofing range from 20 to 30 to even 50 years with the painted surface having a 20- or 30-year warranty. A metal roof can last the same duration as the building itself and can withstand heavy winds. It is dependably waterproof and resists fire, insects, pests, deterioration, and mold.

Ability to cast off rain. Because of metal roofs area slick and smooth, they have an extraordinary ability to move water off its surface.

Low maintenance. Metal roofing is extremely durable, requiring little to no maintenance.

Disadvantages of Metal Roofs

Initial cost. While the initial cost of a metal roof is relatively higher than other roofing materials, it will last a long time, providing savings over the long run.

Heat contraction. Heat and cold may cause the metal material to contract or expand, affecting fasteners and how straight the material becomes.

Replacement. Replacing and matching sections of a metal roof may be harder than other roofing materials such as shingles and tiles.


Houston Metal Roofing for the Houston Metro Area and Surrounding Communities

When you need information about metal roofing supply contact Strata Roofing and Construction. We offer metal roofing products, including corrugated metal roofing, metal panels, standing seam, R-panel, 5 V-crimp, metal shingles, stone-coated metal shingles and non-stone coated metal shingles.

We serve the Houston Metro Area and surrounding communities of Spring, Cypress, Sugarland, Katy, League City, Rockport, and Lufkin.