Advantages and Disadvantages of Corrugated Metal Roofing

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Corrugated metal roofing is one of the most common types of metal roofing. Here are the reasons why you may or may not want it.
Corrugated metal roofing

Corrugated metal roofing is one of the most common types of metal roofing. This type of roofing involves the use of panels to create a wavy or rippled pattern. With this roofing material, the metal sheets are stiffened so that homeowners can get greater coverage over a lighter framework.

If you’re considering a metal roof for your home, you have probably explored not only corrugated metal roofing but also standing seam metal roofs and metal shingles. Making a final decision between these options requires you to consider the pros and cons of each option available to you.

Advantages

Eliminates Water Build-Up

This type of roofing is built on a slope, allowing water to run downwards, away from your home. This helps reduce the risk of water damage to your home, which is especially important for people who live in areas that see a lot of rainfall.

Quiet

Homeowners may be concerned about getting metal roofing due to concerns that the material will amplify the sound of rain and other weather conditions like snowfall and hail. However, they don’t need to worry – corrugated metal roofing, in particular, has no sound difference in comparison to clay roofs.

Long-Lasting

This type of roofing uses steel or aluminum as the main metal material. This means that it can last for up to a century with proper maintenance, and you won’t have to worry about any rusting.

Weather-Resistant

This type of metal roofing holds up very well against all types of weather conditions. These include rainstorms, snow, hailstorms, frost, and more. Furthermore, as you don’t have to worry about rusting, you won’t have to worry about replacing your roof in the middle of adverse weather.

Tough and Lightweight

Corrugated panels are not only flexible and durable, they are also very lightweight. This is why it is so popular among homeowners. Their lightweight nature also means that they are easy to install and do not put too much weight on your building. Heavier roofing materials require you to make costly modifications to your building’s structure to ensure that there is no damage due to the weight.

Disadvantages

Not Suitable For Flat Roofs

Corrugated metal roofing should not be installed on homes that have a flat or low-sloped roof. This is because, without a steep enough slope, water tends to collect on your roof as there is no pitch to help with the runoff. The longer that water stays on your roof, the more likely you are to get leaks. This means that if your home has a low roof slope and you are located in a rainy area, corrugated roofs may not be the right choice for you.

More Maintenance

While all metal roofs require at least some annual maintenance, corrugated metal roofing tends to require more frequent checks. This is because, with this type of metal roofing, you will need to check the state of the fasteners.

Fasteners on corrugated panels are exposed. This means that they tend to become loose, which allows space for water to penetrate through and leads to leaks and water damage. Corrugated roofing will need to be inspected after any severe weather events. Furthermore, your roof will need to be checked for cracked sealant and the condition of your foam closures.

Final Thoughts

Corrugated metal roofing has both its pros and cons. They are budget-friendly, and it is easy to find roofers who know how to work with them. However, they tend to require more time-commitment from you long-term and may not be suitable for your roof type.

If you are considering getting this type of roofing for your home, contact DKG Roofing at (940) 497-2833 for help. We’d love to answer any questions that you might have and help you decide whether this is the type of roofing for you.

Resedential roof made out of corrugated metal panels

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