Sheet Metal Roofs Offer Utility, Versatility And Long-Term Investment Benefits

Sheet Metal RoofsWhen thoughts turn to types of roofing materials, asphalt shingles would likely come to mind most readily for a majority of property owners. This response is quite predictable since most new and replacement roofs are usually installed with this type of material.

However, another type of roofing material that has increasingly gained in popularity over the last several years is sheet metal. While this material had traditionally been linked to agricultural (barns), industrial, and commercial roofs in the past, sheet metal usage has steadily expanded to now encompass a wider range of property types including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Industrial
  • Recreational
  • Places of worship

When considering sheet metal roofs, property owners can select from these materials:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Alloys (stainless-steel or zinc)

In turn, these metal roofing materials offer several prime advantages over other types of products (such as composite/asphalt shingles and wood shakes) from the perspective of cost savings and utility:

  • Extended durability (up to 40+ years)
  • Ease of installation (can be do-it-yourself)
  • Low/minimal maintenance
  • Lighter-weight material
  • Fire resistance
  • Mold and mildew resistance
  • Energy efficient (reflection of heat)
  • Lasting value (in the event of resale)

In addition, sheet metal roofs can be designed and installed with a number of different appearances or, for want of a better description, different looks:

  • Sheet-like panels, with raised ribs six to 12 inches apart, or
  • Shaped to resemble either tile, slate, or wood shake roofs

With such a diversity of choices, including composition, appearance/style, and structural applications, property owners considering sheet metal roofs may opt to consult with installation experts like Avenue Road Roofing to determine the best options to pursue.

Copper Deserves Consideration Within The Various Sheet Metal Roofing Options

Within the scope of sheet metal roofing options, copper may warrant a serious amount of consideration on the part of property owners. Similar to other types of materials, copper provides the benefits of:

  • Durability/longevity
  • Lightweight composition
  • Energy efficiency
  • Curb appeal
  • Resale value

Furthermore, copper roofing offers several different finished appearances that can suit a number of personal tastes and preferences. Although additional costs may be incurred to attain a specific look for a particular type of property, copper colour/finish options can include:

  • Standard
  • Lacquered
  • Aged brown
  • Blue-green patina
  • Lead-coated

Another testament to the versatility of copper stems from the potential to use it for other roofing-related aspects or accessories, albeit frequently in commercial buildings, institutional facilities, and churches/places of worship. Such applications may consist of:

  • Eavestroughs or gutters
  • Soffits and fascia
  • Cupolas/domes
  • Cladding (for weather protection)
  • General aesthetic purposes

Working with copper roofing and related details or accessories requires skilled design, fabrication, and installation in order to achieve any and all desired outcomes. The expert coppersmiths and sheet metal mechanics at Avenue Road Roofing have the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver quality workmanship throughout every phase of this process.

Call the sheet metal installation experts at Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us for a no-obligation consultation on the advantages of copper roofing versus other types of sheet metal roofs for your property or structure.