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The Different Types of Metal Roofing Materials

Choosing the right roofing material is not a decision that should be made lightly. After all, there are a wide variety of different options on the market, so it can take time and the keen eye of an experienced roofer in order to ensure that your industrial building is well protected against the wrath of mother nature. Read on as the Valent Roofing team go over three types of metal roofing materials…


As the most used metal roofing material around, steel is much heavier than the alternative choices on the market. With this said, steel is incredibly durable and sturdy, so it is recommended for properties in areas that are susceptible to extreme weather. In regard to maintenance, there are a number of coatings that can be applied including zinc, which prevents rust; an epoxy-primer, which provides adhesion; and an acrylic top which gives the metal its colour and adds further protection against the elements.


Metal roofing has an industrial reputation; however, aluminium sheets are commonly used on residential roofing due to its extreme light-weight qualities. In fact, it isn’t susceptible to rust which makes it the most perfect low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing material on the market. With this said, it must be coated using the same options as steel in order to protect it from the elements. After all, aluminium is a soft material, and this means that it is more susceptible to damage in comparison to steel.


Known as a high-end metal roofing material, copper has been used in the roofing industry for centuries. After all, it comes with a variety of highly sought-after qualities. For example, there is no finish to scratch off, it does not rust and it will gradually weather in order to reveal a beautiful design known as ‘verdigris patina’. With this said, copper is an extremely expensive material and a roofs suitability should be taken into consideration before a purchase is made.

Whether you are making an investment in your industrial property or want to improve the aesthetic value of your roof, the team here at Valent Roofing can help! After all, our team has a combined 70 years’ experience in the roofing industry which means that we know everything there is to know about the variety of materials on the market when it comes to metal roofing. To find out more information about how we can help you improve your industrial roofing, get in contact and make a consultation with the Valent Roofing team today!


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