10-Jun-2021 - Industrial Roofing
It's summertime and the days are going to be 'boiling tough' for people in all regions. Concrete houses bear the maximum brunt of the scorching heat. The heat beating down from the concrete ceiling makes life unbearable during the day and there is no respite at nights as it takes for the concrete structure to cool down. There are many ways to cope with the punishing weather. But when it comes to houses, roofing would be the ‘coolest’ idea.
Choices are aplenty when it comes to roofing. But, want to know a secret? Contrary to popular beliefs, metal roofs offer far more cooling than asphalt, wood, tiles or concrete shingles, making them the right choice for roofing.
So, let’s see what are the factors that make Metal Roofing the perfect cooling solution for summer.
The amount of heat gained in the upper floors of the building during the summer makes life unbearable, and the floor underneath gets hard to live in. The indoor temperatures also shoot up considerably. The cooling properties of metal is a fact. The non-absorptive feature of metals is the biggest advantage. The low thermal mass of good quality metal does not absorb heat; it also reflects light. Once the exterior temperature cools off during the evening hours, the metal also cools off. Combined with specialized reflective coatings some roofing brands possess, the interiors stay noticeably cooler.
Metal roofs products are extremely durable, and some last 25+ years. Metal roofs are practically impervious to extreme climate conditions. A metal roof doesn’t warp, crack, rot, or rust. Roof damage can be very expensive, at times. But strong, lightweight metal roofing sheets are damage-proof when compared with other roofings. Zinc, Aluminium, Magnesium coated metal roofs deliver great resistance to harsh conditions and they are rust-free, making them super durable. Metal roofs also protect the concrete house from damages caused by overexposure to changing weather conditions.
Repairs are an integral part of roofing, but not with metal roofing. Manufactured from zinc, aluminium, lead, magnesium, copper or stainless steel, metal roofs can withstand the harshest weather conditions. Once installed, they hardly need any maintenance. They are fire-resistant and are not susceptible to termite or rodent infestation either. As for maintenance, periodic cleaning and getting rid of the elements stuck on the roof’s surface helps protect the integrity of the panels.
IT’S GREEN, SUSTAINABLE
There is a growing interest in eco-friendly and sustainable living among homeowners. Metal roofs are not just aesthetic, they are also sustainable. Almost all metals are recyclable. So, metal roofs very rarely end up in a landfill. Considering their prolonged life, it’s easy to see how metal roofs are favoured by many environmentally caring people around the world.
THAT'S NOT ALL...
Extra space is one other key feature of having a metal roof. These spaces can be used as recreation area or storage space. A vegetable garden is easy to implement, adding a therapeutic effect of nature on your terrace. In cities with high real estate prices, rooftops could be transformed into an affordable housing area. Roofing could be a source for extra income, where you can give the space for rent/lease. It’s a great source of long-term income without much risk involved. Compared to other roofing solutions, metal roofing needs less maintenance, inadvertently lowering the cost involved in changing roofs or repairing them.
If not now, then when?
Summer is the ideal time to think about metal roofing. It is the time of the year where most roofing companies come with exciting offers. Now, that’s the cherry on top. So why wait?