Aluminum is a versatile metal that is often used in siding and gutter installation. It’s also fast becoming one of the most popular roofing materials, thanks to its unique qualities. Read on to learn more.
Lightweight – Aluminum is much lighter than most metals, which makes it easier and more affordable to transport. Thanks to its light weight, aluminum roofing can typically be installed on any type of home, as the existing roof deck will only require minimal reinforcement to accommodate the new roof. You can also opt for a thicker-gauge aluminum roofing without worrying about the increased weight.
Easy Installation – Aluminum is more malleable than most metal roofing options, which allows easy trimming during installation. You’ll also have access to more profile options in addition to the standard vertical seam panels. It is compatible with most fastener types, which helps speed up the installation.
Durability – Just because it’s malleable doesn’t mean it won’t last. On the contrary, aluminum roofing is on par with most metal roofing options when it comes to lifespan. Quality aluminum roofing, when properly installed, stands up well to storm damage, and will not break when hit by hailstones or airborne debris. Pure aluminum can be susceptible to corrosion – far less destructive than rust – but the kind of aluminum alloy used for roofing is not. Plus, aluminum is 100% recyclable, an ideal feature for homeowners who prize sustainability.
Versatility – Aluminum can be manufactured to mimic other non-metal materials such as shingles, shakes and tiles. Also, aluminum is compatible with factory color applications, similar to how some of today’s smartphone casings are made. Instead of a coating, the color can be blended with the metal itself.
To learn more about aluminum roofing, or for our other services including power washing services, call Affordable Roof Care today at (360) 639-4339. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve many areas in and near Gig Harbor, Bremertona and Poulsbo, WA.