Choosing metal roofs
Many homeowners have chosen residential metal roofing systems on the wrong basis. This led to wrong opinions on this type of construction. To choose a metal roof for your older or newer home,it would be good to know some essential things. A dissatisfied buyer’s opinion can do more harm that the one of a satisfied buyer.
When you buy a product that you really like , you will recommend it to all your friends. But when you are dissatisfied with a product you’ve bought, you will tell all your friends to stay away. Isn’t that true? A roof on your house is not a rake used to gather the gras. In this case we’re talking about a serious investment, that you want to last a long time and which should give additional value to your home and comfort.
The first and most important criteria on which you should not choose a metal roof is a joint project. Each house is designed differently, and so the roof must be different, unless somehow the houses are identical. Choosing a design identical to the other house, which, compared to yours who has only 250 square meters and 7 rooms, has 10 rooms and an area of 270 square meters , means a total failure.
Some contractors want to install as many metal roofs as possible and so, he can show you an older project, from an older home home. This is unacceptable. We’re not talking here about the size, the color or the material, but about the restrains systems and additional components.
If you are just starting to build your house, we advise you to look into installing a steel shingle roof , with many slots, which are generally set in the four sides of the house. Another modern design is the one for the two sided metal roofs , which are mounted vertically , also functioning as walls and where small ventilation windows for the attic can be installed.
If you want to never have snow or dead branches on your house, you can order a very high two sided metal roof. This type of construction is very impressive and almost touches the ground. In this case, steel panels are recommended. Bear in mind that the initial price will be higher, so you have to look into your budget before starting the construction.
For the garage roof, crescent shaped metal panels are recommended. This can be easily installed and are easy to maintain.
If you want a roof for an older house, then you want to order a two sided metal roof. It is the most common type of roof ,for which photovoltaic panels are easy to adapt. If you want to make a serious investment , then take a look at the roof model made of glossy galvanized sheet ,which has a wide range of advantages: good looks, durability, high quality and an attractive price-performance ratio. This type of roof surfaces are very adaptable to detached houses or semidetached houses (with two entrances).If non of the above are satisfying to you, you still have many other options: two or four sided roofs, L shaped models, two or four sided roofs with clerestory . In regards to finishing pieces, you can opt for rounded ridges, front border, eaves, snow stoppers. In regards to the colors, you only need to let your imagination fly.
Choosing a metal roof model is not a problem, the hard part is making the right decision. The buildings covered with this wonderful invention look like they have been painted by famous Renaissance painters.