12×12 Gazebo with Metal Roof – Whether you are placing a roof on a new home or that the one you currently have requires renovation, there are many materials available. But no matter what roof style you have, metal roofs can be an attractive option because of their longevity, minimal maintenance, and efficiency. And you can choose from tin, zinc, aluminum, copper or galvanized steel – just make sure that the roofing material is tested and labeled by UL, FM Global or equivalent and that you check with your local building department for any code requirements.
Metal roofs offer many benefits, longevity. Metal roofs can last from 40 to 70 years, depending on the material. The traditional materials for the construction of the asphalt roof have an approximate lifespan of 12 to 20 years. Some metal roofs can withstand gusts of wind up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack and can withstand impacts (depending on the type of metal you choose). In addition, metal roofs do not need periodic and costly maintenance often required by other materials for roof construction. However, they should be inspected periodically to ensure that repairs are not required.
Metal roofs do not spark or catch fire during a forest fire or lightning strike. This metal roofs return solar radiant heat, which can decrease cooling costs by 10 to 25%.. Metal roofs not only have 25 to 95% recycled content, depending on the material used, but they are also 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life as a roof. In contrast, most of the roof removal waste ends up as part of the construction-related waste stream – up to 20 billion pounds per year.