Aluminum

Characteristics

1. Durability

One of the longstanding qualities of this metal is its exceptional durability. When properly maintained, an aluminum roof is expected to last 50 years or more. The roof still retains its appearance even when exposed to rain, hail, snow, ice and sun. Moreover, it is resistant to rust and rot and is nearly impenetrable.

2. Versatility

Aluminum is known for its malleability, which means it can be shaped into a variety of types and designs. The metal is available in the form of shingles, standing seams, panels or tiles, giving homeowners plenty of flexible options when it comes to their needs.

3. Lightweight

Of all the metal roofing materials on the market, aluminum is considered the lightest. A thin piece of aluminum, in fact, is enough to do the job of a thick steel or copper roof. This is due to aluminum’s high strength-to-weight ratio. Plus, it is easy to install.

4. Heat Reflector

The metal’s capability as a heat reflector is why it’s an energy-efficient roofing material. It regulates the indoor temperature inside the home, keeping it cooler during summer and warmer during winter. As a result, it reduces monthly energy expenditures.

5. Eco-Friendly Material

Like all the other common metals used for roofing, aluminum roofs are environmentally friendly. Many of them, in fact, contain a large percentage of recycled matter. They are also 100% recyclable, making them a rare waste in landfills.

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