Roofs provide shelter, sure, but they can be nuisances in so many ways. First, they cost a mint to install, then they continue to cost money in maintenance and repairs. They can also be fire hazards, unsuitable to extreme weather conditions, and totally inconvenient at certain times of the year.
Not so with interlocking metal roofing. Metal is fast becoming the roofing material of choice in some regions, particularly where environmental factors are more significant than in other areas.
Case in point: Los Angeles and its wildfire hazards; not so good for cedar shingle roofs.
Case two: Gulf States who suffer from phenomenal hurricane activity and their easily ripped off iron roofing. Put simply, interlocking metal roofing, particularly aluminum, can be the solution for many of these problems, and it will look good at the same time!
Efficiency and Durability
Everyone knows that aluminum doesn’t rust. That is the first, and simplest benefit to recognize. But did you also know that it is very energy efficient because it reflects heat from the outside but retains heat on the inside?
Also, because of the way it’s installed, with 4-way lock-on shingles and interlocking accessories, interlocking metal roofing will not split, rot, curl or rust. Professional roofers enjoy its ease of installation, even when contracted for the most complicated rooflines.
Looks and Functionality
If you’re looking for a solution that permits freedom of architectural style plus provides outstanding structural functionality, then interlocking metal roofing is it. Design profiles that are available include shingle, tile, slate and shake and color options abound.
Since the shingles lock into place, the need for clips, batten caps and up to 90% of exposed fasteners is eliminated. That means no compromising on aesthetics, while enjoying a roofing system that is locked tight to the elements.
A total solution
With interlocking metal roofing, you get the visual appeal of slate, tile and wood, plus the up-to-date practicality and peace of mind possible with metal. It can be installed over existing asphalt shingles, representing dramatic savings on disposal and labor. The product is also available in galvanized steel.