When you’re building or remodeling your home, you’re constantly weighing cost and qualityin your building choices. Some classic choices, like hardwood flooring, might seem like an unnecessary luxury when modern manufacturing has produced such a range of durable and attractive alternatives. But sometimes the old classics are worth a second look. Here are a few tips on how you can build a quality home with these ever-lasting materials.
If you have an eye on durability, you have probably already considered the benefits of stone, brick, or cement fiber siding instead of more vulnerable vinyl or wood options. Masonry or cement fiber can withstand the elements in addition to providing great-looking, classic style. But since metal roofshavehistorically been associated more with barns than with classic home styles, you might be surprised to learn how modern manufacturing has added to your durable roofing options.
Roofs are complex systems; there’s a lot more going on than just what meets the eye. By the time you notice something is wrong, you might have significant damage undebrr the surface.
But metal roofingmaterials are almost like armor for your roof structure, protecting your home’s more vulnerable parts like its trusses or rafters, joists, and sheathing.Metal sheds water and snowquickly, and debris like leaves and branches can be easily removed, so there’s less risk of damagefrom water pooling and seeping through. Metal roofsare also more resistant to fire and wind than many other materials, so your home can better withstand extreme conditions. The top surfaces of walls are particularly vulnerable to damage from water, so if you’re remodeling or adding on to your home, metal fabricators who specialize in roofing materials can help you protect these areas with prefabricated or custom coping, flashing, or fascia. Even if your metal roof is damaged by severe weather, metal building materials under the surface can help minimize structural damage to the rest of your home by keeping wind and rain out. If you build a quality home with these ever-lasting materials, you can sleep better at night, even in the worst weather.