Metal roofing is actually an all-encompassing term for any roof made of metal. This can be your standard steel, aluminum or even copper. Galvanized steel is one example and is widely considered to be the best when it comes to absolute durability and weather resistance.
As a sustainable product, galvanized roofing (architectural grade) is 90-95% recyclable. But the most amazing part of galvanized roofing is that it is self-healing. If it has scratches, you don't have to worry about leaks or call a roofing contractor.
Metal roofing is inherently heat resistant because the alloys used in construction are actually poor conductors of heat. That said, galvanized steel roofs take that heat resistance up a notch because they are more reflective than other metals because of the extra zinc coating. The natural heat resistance of a roof can have a positive impact on your home's energy efficiency because the roof is naturally cooler, so you will spend less time artificially cooling your home.
The zinc coating makes galvanized steel roofs rust resistant, but that's not all; metal roofs are already among the most durable roofs available. Galvanized steel improves their natural lifespan because the coating acts as an additional barrier against the elements. Your typical galvanized roof can easily exceed its expected life expectancy of 60 years. Galvanized metal roofs are equally resistant to shrinkage, dissolution and fracture, making them resistant to unusual weather conditions. Best of all, it's also a relatively low-maintenance roof. All you really need to do to keep it in good condition is to clean and wash it regularly.
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