A rustic wooden hut can be perfectly complemented by a metal roof. The durability and variety of metal roofing materials make this the right choice for your cabin. Don't be discouraged by rumors of heavy rains or high prices; A properly constructed and installed metal roof will reward you with almost a lifetime of use. Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular as people are aware of their beauty, versatility and recyclability.
Zinc-aluminum coated steel sheets are more durable than other roofing materials. It is not uncommon for metal roofs to have a 50+ year warranty. This metal can withstand a wide range of climatic conditions, making it one of the best choices for harsher weather conditions. Metal roofs designed for extreme weather conditions are not easily toppled by hail, thunderstorms, or blizzards.
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The price of metal roofing is much higher than other roofing materials. However, when you consider the age of the metal, the overall cost of a metal roof turns out to be a much better investment. Think of the material and labor costs of replacing a traditional roof every 15 years versus once every 60!
Metal roofs are also available in a variety of styles and colors. No matter what type of cabin you have, there's a metal roof to complement any architecture and color scheme. Metal roofing is also resistant to fading, although older roofs will have a beautiful patina. Today's metal roof paint retains more than 80 percent of its color after 20 years.
For "green" thinkers, many metal roofs use materials with a high percentage of recycled content. One of the biggest advantages of this metal is that it can be easily reused instead of sending more material to landfills.
A very important advantage of metal roofing is fire resistance. This is an important feature for a cabin with a fireplace and/or wood stove. No matter how dry it is, sparks from the chimney will not ignite your roof. (However, you can ignite debris on your roof, so regular maintenance and cleaning is necessary if your roof is tilted so dead leaves, pine needles, etc. just slide off.)