At one time, the suggestion of adding a metal roof to a residential property may have been greeted with scepticism. The view was that steel roof sheets were only suitable for commercial properties.
Increasingly though, both new homes and renovation projects are starting to pin down the value of getting a layer of well-crafted metal between homeowners and the elements.
One of the things that held metal back as a building medium for private properties was the opinion that it would look unattractive.
Modern engineering and production methods have ensured that metal roof sheets can now be supplied to blend in with many types and sizes of homes.
If you have a hard time picturing this as a building material for modern homes, take a look at the range of metal roof sheets available, which can be fabricated to suit any architectural style.
Insulation and Sound Queries Answered
Another lingering misconception about using metal as a roofing medium was that it could create a noise issue. People associate it with the sound of rain hammering on older industrial buildings.
Today’s steel roof sheets are lightweight and cost-effective, but they are also installed with solid sheathing. Anti-condensation roofing sheets come with a built-in fleece membrane.
All of this adds up to great sound dampening qualities but also an unrivalled ability to insulate modern homes and keep heating costs down.
Keep in mind too, in the summer metal will reflect heat, offering even more added value from temperature control.
For some people the idea of using metal as a roofing medium in a home conjures up pictures of rusty pieces of metal, flapping in the wind.
Galvanised steel roofing sheets are manufactured to include the latest scientific preparations to prevent rust from forming.
This is also a highly strong and resilient building material, meaning that metal roofs on domestic properties could well out-last the alternatives. Particularly as traditional roof tiles can come loose or crack in extreme weather.
Bushbury Cladding can supply tile effect roofing sheets to match the exact specifications of your new home build or refurbishment, including providing a wide range of colours and finishes.
For more details on matching versatile and long-lasting steel roof sheets to your home, contact Bushbury Cladding by telephone or our handy online inquiry form.