There are a number of metals typically used to make roofing systems: aluminum, steel and tin. Each of these materials has its own characteristics. Harmony Home Improvement, one of the top residential roofing contractors in our area, will talk about the unique features of aluminum roofing.
Features of Aluminum Roofs
Aluminum is a premium roofing material because it provides superior corrosion resistance than steel roofing. Aluminum roofs are often used for homes near the coast because of this quality. Like most metal roofing materials, aluminum is finished with a painted surface before it is installed. Aluminum is also the lightest metal option for a roof. This is because it has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which means a thin piece of aluminum can work just as well as a thicker piece of some other metal.
Aluminum’s lightness and thinness mean it stores less heat than other metals. An aluminum roof will become cool quickly after it stops receiving direct sunlight. An aluminum roof is also easy to work on so a residential roof replacement expert can quickly install it. Lastly, aluminum roofs are more affordable than high-end copper and zinc roofs.
Advantages of Metal Roofs
Harmony Home Improvement recommends using metal roofs because of metal’s incredible durability, longevity and energy efficiency. A metal roof is immune to the effects of long-term sun exposure and it doesn’t get damaged by moisture. A metal roof can also last for multiple decades if properly maintained. Metal roofs can also be energy-efficient. They can reflect the heat from the sun and keep your attic cool in the summer. This can reduce the workload and energy consumption of your HVAC.
Harmony Home Improvement installs high-quality metal roofing systems that can enhance a home’s appearance and energy efficiency. Our metal roofs are long-lasting and strong enough to protect your home from any kind of weather and they come in a wide range of colors. Call us at (860) 516-9103 to learn more about our services and products. We serve homeowners in New Haven, CT, and nearby areas.