Aluminum Roofing

An incredibly wonderful roofing material is aluminum. It is wonderful to work with aluminum roofing systems because of the properties and qualities of this lightweight metal. The first two positive aspects related to aluminum roofing refer to energy saving and extension of roof life. Of course there are other important benefits and advantages brought by aluminum roofing but the above mentioned are maybe the most significant and they are, actually the first that come to anyone’s mind when discussing this roofing system. Other benefits of aluminum roofing involve money and enerty saving.

For instance, aluminum roofing has saved $5.9 million cumulatively through 2000 and 650 billion Btu, through 2000, as well. Then let us consider the green aspects and results coming out of the use of aluminum roofing. It has reduced CO2 emissions by more than 41,000 tons, again cumulatively through 2000. Besides, installation and usage of aluminum roofing reduces both installation costs and efforts.

How is this possible? Well, simply due to the fact that that it weighs much less than stone aggregate coatings, for one thing; and, as a result, it easier to install and installation does not require so much human and technological effort, usage and waste. And let us not forget the extended, actually 20-year guarantee that aluminum roofing systems offer, which is double the guarantee given by any other nonaluminum systems. Aluminum roofing increases the life of a roof and, at the same time, reduces the maintenance and re-roofing costs.

Imagine that the house you want to buy has aluminum roofing. Is it advisable to purchase it? Of course yes, because aluminum roofing is extraordinary for areas with extreme weather conditions like extreme heat and humidity. Even the salty water continuously splashing on the coastlines doe little or no harm to aluminum; not to mention acid rain which is to be experienced everywhere on this planet. On average, aluminum roofing is supposed to last in pretty good conditions for almost 50 years. Another pest that damages other roofing systems and materials is represented by molds and rusting, to which aluminum roofing is much better resistant.

As a result, after this listing of problems that occur in other roofing but not in aluminum roofing, or at least, only to a lower extent, we can conclude unmistakably that aluminum roofing is the future in this field anyway. It is normal for roofs, even for those made of aluminum, to get to be damaged by unfriendly weather like hurricanes and falling trees for instance. And of course no one can claim that aluminum is the only almighty and all resistant roofing system in the world. However, so far it has proven to be on top of the list.