Long Lasting Roofing Material

Metal Roofing Shingles

Metal Shingles are manufactured to appear as asphalt shingles wooden shakes, slate, Victorian, Spanish, or Mission style tiles. They are made to mimic other types of roofing shingles. To prevent corrosion metal shingles are coated and pressed to form realistic looking shapes. This roofing material is also textured, and the finishes are layered during the manufacturing process to reduce telltale sheen. Although they can give the appearance of asphalt shingles, their primary benefit is the far longer service life.

The Appearance of Other Types Of Roofing

As these products are coated to look like their other counterparts, when you look at them closer, you can have a hard time distinguishing them from the real ones. They are coated with granulated-stone-stone topcoats.

Roofing Panels

Since these shingles are manufactured as large panels, installation is reasonably standard. They usually have a constructed size of four meters long. They are meant to be installed individually. These roofing panels designed so they can be set up over one or two layers of existing roofing. However, an individual installation may require a tear-off for them to be applied flat on the roof deck.

Professional Installation

Metal roofing shingles are different than other types of shingles and the installation can produce some unique problems. If you decide to invest in a metal roof and you want it to appear like asphalt shingles, you need be sure to budget for a professional metal roofing contractor to do the install. Overall, this can be a complicated install, and a roof not installed correctly will not fulfill its function. However, a correctly installed roof that is properly maintained can have a service life of over 50 years.


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