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What are the Advantages of Steel and Metal Roofing?




Roofing is a vital component of the exterior architecture of a construction project. When you walk down the street, the most captivating thing that comes to your glance is the house style and its roofing. In the past, we used to give a decorative view to our exterior roofing using colored tiles. Besides conventional red/orange tiles, there is a type of roofing that is much more popular these days. It is none other than steel and metal roofing. Considering that roofing is a significant structural part of a building, every estimating company has a metal roofing estimator team. However, we are confining our discussion to steel and metal roofing here.

Many project vendors ask a professional steel estimator for their roofing services these days. While some are still thinking of why they prefer such roofing over old conventional roofing methods. Here Constructem being a reliable estimation company is providing steel estimation solutions to many. So, our structural steel estimators have much to say in favor of steel roofing. Therefore, in this article, we will convey some unbelievable benefits of installing metal roofing.

Are you curious about the magic spell behind the popularity of steel roofing? Let’s just dig into the details without any delay!

  1. Guaranteed Long-lasting Life Span

Modern steel estimating solutions have highlighted the importance of different roofing materials. E.g., Galvalume, aluminum, zinc, copper, and stainless steel, etc. All these are comparatively better alternatives to traditional asphalt shingles. The major drawback of these asphalt shingles was their low durability. Not only do they get hampered by fast-blowing wind but also provide suitable habitat for mildew. Mildew is a fungus or mold growth on the surface of asphalt shingles. So, keeping these factors and several others in the account, any steel estimator gives a miss to such roofing in their estimation job.

Anyhow, any steel estimator favors the use of steel and metal roofing mainly for their durability. Generally, metals exhibit a property of rusting in the precedence of moisture and air. But today, we have delayed/eliminated this rusting process by using alloys in roofing.

For example, steel is an alloy of iron with a little amount of carbon in it. Therefore, we can say, metal roofing has more longevity, anywhere from 30 to 50 years at least. Here, we must consider some higher-end roofing options as well i.e., d-locked standing seam and aluminum shingles. Such roofing sustains their existence for more than 50 years. Similarly, zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) metal roofing can last for an even longer duration (over 100 years).

  1. Light and Flimsy Weights

We all know, we install roofing at the top of building structures. Here, one must consider the building height essentially as we have to lift the roofing material to that much height. It is quite clear that lifting light materials is slightly easier than heavy materials due to the gravity and air resistance applied.

For instance, a concrete tile’s weight can be up to 900 pounds per square while metal tile weight varies from 50 to 150 pounds per square. This depicts the reason behind supporting metal roofs by any steel estimator.

  1. Suitability for all Climacteric Conditions

Climacteric conditions differ a lot in different geographical areas on Earth. Even for the same area, we can observe climacteric shifts in the form of different seasons a year. Climacteric changes and several other environmental factors collectively impact the roofing installed on the top of any building structure.

Therefore, we must take into account the weather resistance of any roofing type and material. In cold and humid areas, we often have snowstorms and heavy rains. So, the roofing surface gets polarized due to the sliding down of snow over it. Similarly, if your roofing is not water and heat-proof, it will allow moisture and heat to come inside the building. But when a steel estimator does the estimation services, they consider all such factors and suggest a roofing type that is suitable and affordable for you.

  1. Quick and Easy Installation Process

We cannot afford to overlook the advantages of metal roofing, such as the ease of installation. It is simple to handle due to its dimensions—length, breadth, size proportion, and weight. The majority of metal roofing materials are available in 12- to 36-inch-wide panels or several single sections. So, it is obvious that they are simple to handle and install.


Installing metal roofs in any building structure is a wise choice. However, one must be aware of U.S. construction-related regulations. Installation of metal roofs requires a clear understanding of several building codes. A project vender can come to a steel estimator for their estimating services. They not only do the estimation job but also give a must to compliance in construction.

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