Aluminum as a roofing material has several positive points; it is lightweight and sturdy. You want your roofing material to possess these two properties because it is not easy climbing up every now and then to make repairs or replace portions of the roof. These panels are easy to pull up and install, the walls do not have to be reinforced. Aluminum panels are often made from entirely recycled aluminum. This makes them cheaper and also environment friendly.
Unlike wood, aluminum panels will not rot, get attacked by insects; they will not dry and crack with time. A very important feature of these panels is that they do not rust. Rust is an enemy of steel and iron and in time the strongest iron corrodes and becomes weak. So if you are staying in a coastal area where the roofing and outer walls are exposed to sea spray then aluminum panels are a good idea. A thin patina of aluminum oxide that forms on the panel protects it from external exposure. The aluminum panels can be punched, cut, stamped and shaped easily. Commercial complexes can save a lot on roofing costs by going for aluminum roofing panels.
You will be surprised to know that aluminum is very malleable and can be molded into a number of shapes. So there is no dearth of good looking aluminum panels for your house’s roofing. The roofing can be damped to prevent vibrations and treated for thermal insulation. You will have to factor in thermal contraction and expansion.
You can install this roof as a DIY project if you wish to. You can get quotes for the roofing panel kits online and also detailed instructions on how to install it. Compare sellers for product costs and material warranties.