CrossKeys Roofing has been serving customers with quality roofing - metal, copper, shingle and more - and customer service.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
There are many reasons why corrugated tin roofs are popular among home builders and homeowners. Let’s take a look at some of them.
- Low cost.
Tin is considerably less expensive than other alternatives. Metal roofing prices are normally higher compared to other roofing choices but with corrugated tin roofs, you can take advantage of its long-lasting strength at a much lower price. As a matter of fact, all you’ll have to actually worry about with a corrugated tin roof is the labor cost involved with the installation.
- High-Strength to Weight Ratio.
Since tin is essentially lightweight, it does not put a lot of strain on the foundations of a building or the supporting framework of a house when used as roofing material. Despite being lightweight, it is extremely durable and resistant to any forms of damage (partly because of its steel core). Though it’s not 100% rust-resistant, you can delay the formation of rust by applying or re-applying paint. The average lifespan of corrugated tin roofing is around 50 years, perhaps even more than that.
- Durable and Extremely Weather-Proof.
Corrugated tin roofing is capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions, from hail to storms and hurricanes. It’s capable of contracting and relaxing when exposed to changes in heat levels. It’s also highly resistant to fire and is non-combustible. Contrary to popular belief, it’s very safe for houses built in lightning-prone areas.
Corrugated tin roofing is absolutely recyclable. As a matter of fact, in certain parts of the world, it’s not just used for roofing.
It only costs a small amount of money to procure and install corrugated tin roofing. Because it can reflect the sun’s rays (and heat), a corrugated tin roof can help reduce your energy bills.
A big advantage of asphalt roof shingles is their cost. They can efficiently be manufactured in high volumes, so are relatively inexpensive to produce. The installation cost of asphalt roof shingles is also relatively inexpensive compared to other materials.
The advantages of rubber roofing are many. Rubber roofs are durable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly (they are often made of recycled materials). Another advantage of rubber roofs is that they require low maintenance, unlike wooden materials for example. But some differences exist between the two types of rubber roofs, with each having its own advantages.
When installing a rubber roof one should take into consideration the two options – a whole roof system or shingles. An entire roof covered with a large rolled rubber roofing piece is ideal for preventing any leakage whatsoever, as they have no seams in them. This may be a slightly more expensive option, but a wise decision for flat roof homeowners especially. Rubber roof shingles are authentic looking shingles that have all the advantages the rubber material provides, and are even lighter, making it easier to install.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
A standing seam metal or copper roof boasts many qualities that account for its popularity.
Firstly, a standing seam roof requires next to no maintenance, and will not crack, shrink, erode, or perforate.
Secondly, standing seam roofing provides extreme weather protection, including durability against hail and rain, and resistance to high winds - it is the most stable form of roofing during hurricanes. Standing seam roofing is about 50-100% recyclable, and are fire resistant, meaning they won’t burn or support combustion, yet are still able to reflect the sun and reduce cooling costs. Their lightweight material does not require additional framing, which means extra roof space for you.
And finally, a standing seam metal roof is fairly quiet - the same noise level as asphalt, clay, or wood.