Aluminum roofs are some of the best metal roofs on the market today. A good step above standard steel roofs, these alternatives are a good way of improving your home’s protection against the elements and the overall value of your property. This is also one of the reasons roofing contractors often get asked about aluminum roofs. Just what is it that makes aluminum roofs so great?
As with any metal roof, aluminum is one of the toughest roofing materials out there. Despite being one of the more malleable metals, aluminum roofs are very impact-resistant, ranking alongside copper on the class 3 to class 4 impact resistance rating scale. This means if you’re installing an aluminum roof in hail country, then you’re investing in solid protection. However, while aluminum is tough, that doesn’t mean it won’t dent, so you may need to invest in a proper roof coating to protect it from high-impact dents.
Aluminum is also quite a durable material. It is known to be resistant to rust, which makes it an ideal roofing material, especially if you live in a high-precipitation region. This basically means your aluminum roof won’t fall victim to rust-related issues, such as material corrosion, which can lead to holes, leaks and tears. You won’t have to worry about this too much with aluminum.
Aluminum is also less dense than most materials. It is one of the lightest roofing options. This is a good thing because it lends itself easier to transport and installation. Your roofers won’t have a hard time bringing the aluminum materials to your job site and will have an equally easier time taking it up to your rooftop, which can mean a safer installation.
One of the reasons aluminum is one of the more popular roofing materials is that it can be shaped easily, again due to its low density. These metal sheets can be formed to imitate architectural designs of a wide variety, which makes it one of the best ways to improve your home’s overall curb appeal.
5. Energy Efficiency
And since we’re talking about its density and innate thinness, aluminum is also one of the most energy-efficient roofs out there. This is because it stores less heat due to the fact that there’s less roof for the heat to circulate. That means this type of roofing system will dissipate its stored heat faster than most other materials, which means your home’s interior won’t need to deal with increased internal temperatures.
At Twin Rivers Roofing, we provide the best roofing options available on the market, including aluminum roofing. Call us at (540) 899-7774 to learn more about our products and services, or you can fill out our contact form for a FREE roofing or contracting estimate. We serve Fredericksburg, VA, and its neighboring areas.