Metal roofing is one of the more recent additions to the roofing material world, relatively speaking. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the more popular roofing options. Indeed, metal is one of the best roofing materials out there, and for good reason. It is durable, versatile and guaranteed to last a very long time. If you’re picturing sheet metal, think again. There is a range of metal roofing types, some barely even recognizable as metal on the surface.
Here’s a list of the different kinds of metal roofing systems available today.
1. Vertical seam panel roofing
This is the most common iteration of metal roofing. They run from the ridge to the eave, with a key part of their makeup being the overlapping crimped areas, which form the seams. This creates a U-shape, functioning as a method to protect against water infiltration.
2. Stone-coated metal roofing
Stone-coated metal roofing allows homeowners the opportunity to install a premium-looking finish without breaking the bank. But more than that, it provides an extra durable type of metal roofing. This is achieved by reinforcing the metal with stone or concrete coatings, resulting in a beautiful finish on your home. Homeowners and roofing experts alike say that this option is particularly great for its low maintenance.
3. Painted profile shape
Similar to stone-coated metal roofing in its aesthetic appeal and versatility, painted profile shape roofs enable homeowners to mimic other roofing materials like clay and wood shakes. The major difference, apart from costs, is the weight. Metal is known for being a lightweight roofing option, and painted profile shapes let you display what looks like more premium, heavier alternatives, without the weight or high cost.