New Braunfels Aluminum Roofing
Aluminum is the third most abundant metal on earth making it a great material for the metal roofing industry. Not only does it hold up under extreme weather conditions, it’s one of the most sustainable metals in the world. For these reasons it’s becoming an ever popular roofing choice for both commercial and residential applications.
In fact, aluminum shingles are the second most popular metal roofing for homes, right behind standing seam roofs.
Wondering if an aluminum roof is right for you? Here are some of the benefits of aluminum:
- Highly resistant to corrosion
- Withstands Strong Hail and High Winds
- Withstands Torrential Rains
- Fire Resistant
- Prestigious and attractive appearance
- Instantly increases curb appeal
- Recyclable, sustainable and eco-friendly
- High Thermal conductivity, keeps a home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
- Light Weight, reducing the amount of stress being put on a home’s structure.
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What is Aluminum?
Aluminum is the third most abundant element on Earth, and the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. Making it a choice material for houses and the roofing industry. It is also a very lightweight and durable roofing material, with a greater strength to weight ratio than the other types of metals used for roofing.
Advantages of an Aluminum Roof
Aluminum roofing often lasts an average of 50+ years. However, this average can be increased by decades by way of proper maintenance, and opting to add an after market protective roof coating.
Aluminum is a very lightweight metal option that is easy to form into various elaborate roofing designs. Its light weight also makes it easier for contractors to install and does not require added support for the roofing structure.
Maybe you desire a stately slate roof, or an impressive tile roof, however, your checkbook holds up a big red stop sign when it comes to the price tag for these materials. This is where aluminum shines. Aside from its array of color choices, aluminum panels can be made to mimic other roofing materials, such as that stately slate or impressive tile roof you desire, but at a much lower cost. These panels can also be shaped to look like cedar shingles or a shake roof, among others. Roofs such as these will undoubtedly increase the selling price of your home when the time comes.
If you live in a place prone to humidity or a place where saltwater is nearby, aluminum may be your choice. It resists corrosion better than steel roofing, in fact is does not produce red rust and as it ages corrosion is generally very minimal. In addition to it natural corrosion resistant properties, a waterproof elastomeric coating is applied to aluminum roofing.
Aluminum, like all metal roofs, reflect the sun’s UV rays and heat away from your roof and attic. These roofs are designed to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Lower electricity bills are always a plus.
Environmentally friendly – due to its recyclable properties, when aluminum roofing is removed or replaced it does not end up in a landfill, it is recycled and re-used.
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Aluminum Roof Cost in New Braunfels
The cost of aluminum shingles runs from $3.00 to $9.00 per square foot.
Installation costs range from $15,000 to $28,000. They cost a little more than corrugated roofing panels but usually tend to be a better deal in the long run due to their 40-year average lifespan. They are also less expensive than some of the other metal roofing choices.
Roofing prices always vary by location so you can contact us in the New Braunfels, Texas area for more information about copper roof installation/replacement and get a FREE Estimate.
Disadvantage of Aluminum Roofs
Due to aluminum roofs typically being lightweight and a more malleable material it more susceptible to dents than other metals. Another metal type may be a better option for homes that are positioned under trees or other objects that could potentially fall on the roof.
Aluminum roofing left in its natural silver/gray color often becomes washed out and spotty through age and weathering. However, this issue can be avoided by buying roofing coils or panels coated in resin.
During extreme shifts in temperature aluminum is known to expand and contract almost twice as much as steel. The effects of this movement can result in oil canning, increased noise, and increased maintenance on exposed fasteners. The best way to mitigate these effects is to hire a skilled metal roofing contractor who will account for these potential concerns when designing your roof.
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