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Aluminum roofing is part of the premium choices for metal roofing material, just like its more expensive related materials like copper and zinc. That’s because it offers superior corrosion resistance to regular ferrous (steel) roofing options. This characteristic makes it a top choice in coastal applications.
Key things to know about aluminum:
1. As a natural metal, aluminum is not very attractive as it ages, so it’s most commonly employed as a metal when it’s finished with a painted coat.
2. The usual blend of aluminum used for roofing applications tend be very manageable and easy to work with on site, making it a very simple material for installers to use on a roof.
3. Aluminum is also usually the lightest metal used for roofing. Its strength-to-weight ratio is among the highest of the most used metals and this means that a thinner piece of aluminum can occasionally do the job of a thicker piece of other metals. This lightness and thinness also means that aluminum roofing stores the least amount of heat, and so it quickly becomes cool once it stops receiving direct sunlight.
4. Financially, aluminum is part of the most of the finished steels with copper and zinc.
Steel is the most used material with roofing metal. The term usually refers usually to one of the zinc-coated steels (Galvanized, Galvalume, Zincalume, etc.
Some people hear «metal roofing» and might instantly think «tin.» But actually, tin roofs are rarely used now. It’s a roofing material that’s existed for maybe 50 years around the turn of the 20th century. It’s been replaced with a version of steel roofing where, instead of tin plated onto steel, alloys of zinc are plated onto steel to provide corrosion resistance. The resulting metal has become the most common type of metal for construction materials and it stands superior in almost every way to the old tin roofs, and at a better price.