If you’re thinking of replacing your roof or upgrading your home in the future a stainless steel roof is probably something you haven’t considered. Although wood and tiles are by far the most poplar type of roofing available they pale in comparison when compared to the eco friendly benefits a stainless steel roof can provide. With this in mind, here are the four biggest eco-friendly advantages of a metal roof that you might want to think about before you part with your hard earned cash.
Recyclable materials and ‘over the top’ construction
One of the main benefits of stainless steel is that the majority of it is made from recycled material. This is because it can be melted down and re-used time and time again without losing it’s strength. They can also be installed directly over your existing roof to save both time and money.
The average lifespan of a timber frame roof is somewhere around 20 years. Although this may seem a long time it pales into insignificance when you consider that a stainless steel roof has a life expectancy of at least 70 years or more. Considering roofs are a relatively expensive outlay, stainless steel suddenly makes economic sense. Moreover stainless steel roofing is extremely resistant to high winds and because of its interlocking sheets it’s virtually impervious to both pests and leaks. Finally if you’re concerned about your roof during bad weather such as heavy snowfall, then you needn’t be. Snow melts in no time at all on a metal roof and what’s left simply slides right off.
with stainless steel roofing you shouldn’t ever have to worry about rust or corrosion. Instead keeping the guttering clear, replacing the odd gasket, and keeping it free from debris is the only real maintenance you’ll need to carry out.
Because stainless steel is a pretty flexible material it can be used on a whole host of roofing designs from roofs that are plain yet practical to roofing that is bold and quirky. What’s more it can also comes in a vast range of colours meaning you can have your roof painted in virtually whatever colour you desire.
Now you know about stainless steel roofing it might pay to seriously consider it as a contender next time you’re looking to re-roof your property. At Metro Steel we excel at manufacturing a wide variety of bespoke stainless steel products including steel roofing. Why not give us a call on 07 3204 1000 to see just what we can do for you. Trust us when we say that you’ll be pleasantly surprised!