A metal roof is a type of roofing system made up of metal pieces or tiles that are long-lasting, corrosion-resistant, and water-impervious. It is a part of the construction envelope. The metal components could be self-supporting sheets or a covering for a structural, non-watertight roof.
In Perth, Smart Roof is a specialized metal roof installer and maintenance business, using high quality materials with professional customer support service. Their metal roof installation cost is affordable and effective enough to be considered as having rich background history with metal roof installation with free consultancy.
HISTORY OF METAL ROOF INSTALLATION
For countless years, lead and copper have been used extensively in building constructional process. Lead was also one of the easiest to mould into a waterproof object due to its low melting point. It was widely accessible and reasonably priced in Roman times as a by-product of the smelting of silver. Since the fire destroyed Notre-Dame de Paris’ lead roof in 2019, it was chosen to restore the lead.
The Lovamahapaya Temple in Sri Lanka has copper roof shingles that were put on it around the third century B.C. The Pantheon’s roof was covered with copper by the Romans in 27 B.C. Copper and its alloys played a crucial role in European mediaeval building centuries later. Installed in 1280 AD, the copper roof of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Hildesheim lasted until it was destroyed by bombs during World War II. In 1585 A.D., the roof was put in place at Kronborg, one of Northern Europe’s most significant Renaissance castles (famously known as Elsinore Castle in Shakespeare’s Hamlet).
Although the smelting process was complicated, iron became more affordable than lead and significantly less expensive than copper. When iron smelting became popular in the early 19th century, it was soon discovered that dipping hot iron sheets into molten tin or zinc created a protective, metallurgical-bonded layer that might stop or at least reduce the corrosion that usually destroyed iron.
In 1829, an engineer of London Dock Company, Henry Palmer added additional stiffness to bending in one direction manner in metallic sheet. This allowed the sheet to be self-supporting while using in roof. After Palmer’s patent got expired in 1843, CGI corrugated galvanized iron had taken the attention of world for metal roofing option.
In early 20th century, CGI were widely used for military purposes but had low status. Architects like Gropius & Buckminster used material with shiny and streamlined “desert modernist” designs like Pierre Koenig’s Stahl house. This structure had gotten the status. Albert Frey’s in 1964, Palm Spring house used actual corrugated steel as roofing with aluminum exterior siding. Since then to until now metal roof installation is became a worth using part while constructing the house with dozens of benefits.
INTRODUCTION OF METAL ROOF
Metal roof can last for 100 years and the providers always take the warranty of at least 50 years. Most of the metals used in roof are less expensive than asphalt shingles and contains longevity. Metal roofing has a high percentage of recycling properties with 100 percent durability. It reflects heat away and reduces its effect. Despite of being light weight, metal roofing provide wind resistance because of interlocking panels. Furthermore, these sheets are also resistant to any kind of attack by pests/insects.
According to a research, metal roofs can provide not only 40% decrease in energy expenses during summer but also a 15% reduction in energy costs in the winter. This conclusion is supported by the installation of a strapping technique that creates an air gap of four inches between the plywood roof sheathing and the “cool-color” metal on top.
PROCESS OF METAL ROOF INSTALLATION WITH SMART ROOF
Non-professionals can destroy the quality of living standards with their least knowledge of metal roof installation but “Smart Roof is Your Guy!” to guide and assist you according to your house plan, condition and structure. They know the quality of living standards and offer you professional services of expert team. To avoid metal roof installation mistakes, let’s follow the steps mentioned below to install metal roof:
- Contact Smart Roof by filling quotation form, email or contact number
- Get free expert/specialist advice/consultancy about your query
- Book an appointment
- An expert will visit to look at your existing roof state
- Your best options for installing a metal roof will be presented to you after a thorough examination/inspection, along with appropriate guidance
- At the time that was mutually agreed upon, a team will arrive to install the roof.
REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO INSTALL METAL ROOFS
Few of the important reasons of installing metal roof are given below:
- Long Life Span
- Resistant to Harsh Weather, Fire, Dew, Rot & Infestation (energy-efficient)
- Light weight than Tiles
- Easy to Install, Restore & Repair
- Rain & Snow Shedding Quality
- Reliable with Affordability & Durability
- Environment Friendly
Having such benefits, one must consider to install cost bearing roofs for the better protection of their houses and lives.
SMART ROOF ASSURES YOU QUALITY ROOF INSTALLATION!