Corrugated metal roofing is very in demand not only because it is one of the most durable roofing options but also because it is attractive and versatile. It comes in various materials, each with its own unique style that adds value to your home.
If you are not too familiar with the term corrugated metal roofing, that is not because this type of roof is not popular, but because it is commonly referred to as sheet metal roofing instead. This is a screw-down panel roofing system that is exposed and fastened in place. It is made of aluminum, copper, or steel.
The term corrugated refers to a shape that is waved and folded or has ridges and furrows. In this case, it is used to indicate that the metal sheet is shaped into a pattern with folds, aka it is corrugated.
A corrugated metal roofing system is secured in place with fasteners. They can be exposed or hidden. Exposed fasteners have a very rough and industrial look, perfect for homes with exposed concrete or brick. Hidden fasteners, on the other hand, create an elegant and polished appearance, very clean and sleek.
In terms of materials, corrugated metal roofs are made of aluminum, steel, and copper. All three of them are strong metals that work great as roofing options, but when the corrugated shape is integrated into the equation, the roof becomes even stronger, and thus perfect for large industrial structures.
Aluminum is the most affordable option as well as durable and long-lasting. It is known for its superb resistance to fire and wind, in addition to being energy efficient, especially compared to asphalt shingle roofs.
Copper roofs are expensive, attractive, and quite easy to shape. They do have some drawbacks however, such as changing color when they tarnish. As such, these roofs require more maintenance and even an application of a protective coating to preserve their original look.
Steel roofs on the other hand are a middle option between the two. They are durable and not too expensive. In addition, these roofs require little to no maintenance and offer great energy efficiency properties.
For more information on roofing options and how to replace your existing structure with a corrugated metal roofing system, contact us at RH Renovation NYC. Our team can advise on the best style for your home and provide you with a cost estimate for free.