Considering Building a Roof? Here Are 5 Reasons To Choose Steel Roofing
Take a moment, if you will, to consider the phrase "a roof over my head." It's no coincidence that this phrase uses a roof as a stand-in for a home, since the roof is so crucially important. A quality roof will make you want to shout about your good fortune from the rooftops, while a poor-quality one may send you through the roof.
So, whether you're constructing a home, a shed, or some other building, it's important to take roofing into consideration. Though you certainly have many choices of materials, have you ever considered steel? On this page, we'll go over some of the key reasons we think you'll love a steel roof.
5. Steel Roofing Is Easy and Fast To Install
Steel roofing comes in many different forms. While it sometimes resembles asphalt shingles, it can also be had in larger panels, which make installation faster. If you're building a shed or other outbuilding, or even something as large as a hangar, you might consider using corrugated steel. This will be even faster and easier while still requiring minimal upkeep, and you can even do it yourself on smaller structures. But if you're installing steel roofing on your house, we recommend leaving it to an expert contractor.
4. It's the Sustainable Choice
Steel can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its quality. As such, many steel roofs are composed at least partly of recycled steel. But this is just one way that steel is a more sustainable choice. Steel roofing also provides better temperature control than asphalt shingles, meaning that you may see some real savings on heating and air conditioning. In addition to helping the earth, you'll also be helping your pocketbook!
3. Steel Roofing Is Resistant to Moss, Mildew, and Fungus
Finding something growing where it shouldn't be is rarely an enjoyable experience. This is especially true if you've found mildew, moss, or fungal growth of any kind in your roof. The repairs and mitigation will likely be very costly. However, this is a problem that can be avoided with steel. It's much less likely for any of these nasties to take hold in a steel roof.
2. It's More Resistant to Extreme Weather and Pests
There are other ways that roofs can be destroyed, from hail storms to a family of squirrels. Once again, it's steel to the rescue! While steel roofs aren't impervious to all hail, they're much more capable of standing up to hail storms than other kinds of roofing may be. What's more, pests will have a harder time breaking through the steel than they might with another material like asphalt shingles, making it more likely that they'll give up and find somewhere else to make a nest.
1. Steel Roofing Is Durable and Long-Lasting
The durability of steel is a key point in its favor. It can simply handle more than other roofs. What's more, it's longer-lasting. This means that you may save money in the long term with steel roofing, since you shouldn't have to replace the roof a few years down the road. At Eagle National Steel, we have plenty of steel roofing options, and would be glad to help you find the one that works best for your needs.