Metal Roofing Facts for Your Colorado Home
Depending upon which part of the U.S. you live in, you probably have to face one type of weather problem or another. Here in Colorado, we can experience what seems like a little of everything, including floods, fires, tornadoes, and volcanoes.
Flooding occurs along the gulf and east coast, mud slides and mountain forest fires along the west coast, frequent tornadoes and strong winds in mid-states, and earthquakes or volcano activity in the far west and elsewhere. It seems that no matter what area of the country one lives, Mother Nature is at an upheaval.
In construction, Denver roofing technologies have been invented and applied that can help the property owner with protecting the property from natural disasters or damages from foul weather.
The new metal roofing materials have become extremely popular in all states because of its durability and ability to withstand issues that a normal roof would be damaged by, such as fire, hail, and hurricane force winds.
If you are interested in upgrading your roof to a metal roof, you will want to know a few things about it. Here in Denver, Colorado, the metal roof is a great choice for roofing because of all the snow and wet weather we face.
Being resistant to moisture is a great attribute for your Colorado roof. With moisture comes the possibility of mold, mildew, and rust.
Metal roofing is resistant to rust degradation. Modern metal roofing is manufactured to last up to 40 or 50 years, depending upon the manufacturer warranty. It can literally last a life-time if well maintained and properly repaired when damaged.
It is also resistant to denting. Hail is the major culprit when it comes to causing dents in the metal roof. But tree branches and other debris can be thrown around by high winds. Not all denting is eliminated, but the material’s natural flexibility helps it to resist staying dented when hit by flying objects.
Metal roofs will hold a person’s weight. Many people think that you can’t walk on a metal roof, but this is not true. Caution should always be applied, and only professionals should get up on your rooftop, but the metal roof can withstand the weight of a person. Of course, if materials under the metal roof are rotten or damaged, then the structural integrity of the roof is at question and no one but a pro should be examining the roof up close.
Metal roofs can be installed over existing roofs. Your professional roofer will advise you on whether or not this is feasible. The existing roofing materials may need to be removed if they are too far damaged to warrant placing the metal roof over the top.
Don’t fear about the metal roof being too noisy. A lot of people confuse the old style corrugated steel roof sheets that were used on barns with the new metal roofing materials. Even rain sounds like pelting hail on the old barn roof. Today’s metal roof is normally installed over plywood and sheathing or over the existing roof, which means it makes no more noise than a regular asphalt shingle.
Lighting will not be attracted to the metal roof unless it would have otherwise been attracted. While metal is a conductive material, the fact that it is located on the rooftop and surrounded by other non-conductive materials will mean that if struck, the charge will dissipate.
Many metal roofing materials are fireproof, and some are classified as fire resistant. These materials are non-combustible. Manufacturers will list to what degree the material is classified as fire retardant.
Metal roofs are weather tight. Most metal roofing systems are designed to be water tight. When properly installed, the roof is extremely resistant to moisture. You wont have that problem with Falling Rocks Roofing. Metal Roofing is an excellent benefit for the home because there is little to no chance for mold or mildew growth in the building due to a leaky roof.