Okay, we know it probably sounds like a silly question — “What can metal roofs be made from?” The obvious answer is, well, “metal.” But there are plenty of different types of metal that you can choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Tin. Though it may be called “tin,” tin roofs are made from a surprisingly low amount of tin. Tin roofs are actually made from a number of soft materials, then coated in a mixture of tin and lead. When installed properly, a tin roof can last for as long as 50 years.
Galvanized steel. These roofs are typically made from a sheet of alloyed steel and then coated with zinc. Two big advantages of galvanized steel roofs are that they’re relatively inexpensive and will last for 60+ years because they are highly rust-resistant. But, they will require plenty of maintenance throughout the warmer and colder months.
Aluminum. It seems like with each passing year, aluminum roofs get more and more popular. And that’s no surprise, seeing as how they are corrosion-resistant and require very little maintenance. For those who live in warmer climates, aluminum roofs are also known as cool roofs, because they reflect sunlight instead of absorb it into your home.
Copper. Copper is definitely the longest lasting metal roofing option, but it’s becoming less and less popular seeing as how its also one of the most expensive options, and can be difficult to find in large quantities.
Here at JM Roofing & Siding, we offer a variety of metal roofing options that will provide an authentic look without the drawbacks of mold growth, rotting, high maintenance, and unreasonable costs. To learn more about your metal roofing options, call us today at 203-299-0716 to learn more and request a FREE ESTIMATE. Let our experienced roofers help you!