Roof repairs can often lead to residential roofing system replacements and upgrades. When you face this type of choice, you may decide to upgrade your roofing material. An option available to you is upgrading to a metal roof. One of the key points you need to know about this type of material upgrade deals with the options you will have. Here are a few of the common metal roof types and what you should know about each one before you choose.
Hidden Fastener System
Hidden fastener systems offer the ability to reduce any corrosion to the metal. With an exposed fastener system, the bolts for each panel are exposed. When these bolts and fasteners are exposed, they can start to corrode or rust. This rust and corrosion will spread to the metal roofing itself. When this happens, you may begin to see ongoing damage and wear to your metal roofing. If left untreated, these areas can require repair and in severe cases they require replacement. With a hidden fastener system, you do not have these issues and the chances of these kinds of repairs reduce greatly.
Stamped metal roofing is a style of roofing that can mimic the look of other roofing systems. For example, you may want to have the look of a clay roof but also may want the durability of a metal roof. Stamped metal roofing can be created to look like the layering and scalloping that a clay roof provides. You also have the ability to choose from a variety of colors to create the roofing style and the roofing color you want.
Copper roofing is a type of metal roofing that many people do not think of for either a residential roofing style or a commercial roofing style. Copper roofing offers various benefits including the color that can change over time giving a popular aged look. Copper roofing is a low-maintenance metal roofing design that can have longer durability than some other metal roofing options. It also offers a unique style that many other metal roofings do not have.
These are just a few of the common metal roofing options for your roof replacement or upgrade. When you are ready to make these changes, contact your roofing contractor. They will inspect your current roof system for any damages. Once they have finished the inspection, they can discuss the next steps in the roof replacement and upgrade process. They will also discuss upgrade suggestions for your specific roof and what you need to know about these suggestions.
Contact a local residential roofer to learn more.