Thornton Roofing: Article About Metal Roofing
Choosing the material a new roof will be made of is one of the most important decisions for a roofing project. It's imperative that a homeowner work with professionals that have experience and certifications with several different materials so that he or she can make an informed decision. In the United States, most people only consider asphalt shingles, but there are many other great options out there. Thornton roofing companies have experience working with a roofing material that many people have never heard of: DECRA Metal Roofing.
DECRA metal roofing is made by the DECRA Company. This type of roofing is an aluminum zinc alloy coated steel, covered with stone chips adhered with acrylic. Because the shingles are made of metal, they outlast asphalt shingles by 30 years or more. The stone coating helps protect the steel from the sun's rays. The aluminum zinc alloy coating keeps the roof from rusting. The strength of steel protects the house from hail, and because it is extremely lightweight, it is also a great roof to have if a home is located in an area prone to earthquakes.
If a homeowner is worried about curb appeal, DECRA metal roofing is a great choice. DECRA metal roofing comes in virtually all shapes and colors. If a homeowner likes the look of Spanish clay tile roofing, she can achieve this look for half the cost because the light weight of DECRA metal roofing allows her to do it without the structural adjustments that tile requires because of its weight.
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DECRA also makes a beautiful shake style roof that does not require any of the maintenance that classic shake requires.
DECRA metal roofing is environmentally friendly, as well. This roofing material can help lower heating and cooling costs. It can also be installed directly over and existing asphalt roof, saving money on disposal costs and keeping old shingles out of the landfill. That extra layer of shingles creates an extra layer of insulation, which can help keep heating and cooling costs down. DECRA metal roofing also lasts a lifetime. Homeowners can expect DECRA metal roofing to last two and a half times the amount of time an asphalt roof lasts. It certainly is a better choice environmentally.
One of the main reasons more people do not choose DECRA metal roofing is the cost. DECRA metal roofing is significantly more money. There is an argument to be made for the value gained by spending that money upfront. If the roof won't need to be replaced for 50 years or more, DECRA metal roofing might be the best choice.