Most people think of metal roofs as the shiny, sometimes painted sheets that cover residential and commercial buildings. While that particular look works well on some homes, it’s not really the best match for traditional homes. Today, metal roofing is available in different styles that work great with various designs.
Standing seam metal roofs are characterized by smooth metal panels that have raised edges. Adjacent panels are joined at those edges and secured by fasteners. A standing seam metal roof has a simple and clean look which is perfect for a modern home with a focus on minimalist design.
Metal tile roofs are also made of large individual panels. However, unlike standing seam metal roofing, each panel is shaped in a way that imitates the look of traditional ceramic tile roofing. Metal tile roofs are often covered with a special coating that resembles the rough texture of actual clay tiles. This type of metal roofing works best if your home has a more traditional theme, especially Mediterranean and Caribbean designs.
Corrugated roofs were once the most common type of metal roofing. Individual panels have the characteristic “wavy” contour that not only provides structural support and rigidity but also helps the roof effectively shed rainwater and snow. Corrugated metal roofs are usually painted over, although some prefer its original metallic sheen. Corrugated roofs are versatile and are installed on both modern and classic homes alike.
Metal Roofs Based on Type of Metal
Metal roofs can also be classified based on the type of metal used for making individual panels. Most people prefer aluminum and stainless steel roofing because they are the most readily available options; an important factor when looking for replacement panels for roof repair. Copper, zinc and tin are also used for metal roofing, although they’re not as popular.
Let us help you choose a metal roof that matches your home’s style. Infinity Roofing Contractors provides metal roofing solutions in Tuscaloosa, AL. Feel free to call us at (205) 352-1940 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.