Your Top-Rated Steel Roofing Experts Serving Fairfax, VA
Steel roofing provides many of the same great benefits as all other metal roofing systems. It’s durable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. However, it also has a zinc coating that increases its resilience and provides it with an extra layer of corrosion resistance.
This type of metal roofing is a popular choice among homeowners and businesses in the Fairfax area, where BRAX Roofing are the trusted steel roofing experts. Speak to us today to learn more about steel roofing or allow us to provide a free, no-obligation quote.
BRAX Roofing also specializes in other metal roof types from copper, corrugated, aluminum to standing seam metal roofing.
Types of Steel Roof Coatings
The two types of steel roofs are determined by their coatings.
Galvanized steel is coated with a thin layer of zinc to make it more corrosion resistant. It can be coated in various thicknesses depending on the homeowner’s preference and how it will be used.
Galvalume is a trademarked product that contains an aluminum-zinc alloy mixture and is slightly more protective than galvanized steel. It holds up better over time and is a popular extra measure against rust and corrosion.
Advantages of a Steel Roof
Steel roofing is more fire-resistant than other metal roofing types. It can prevent a fire from spreading and insulates the home from sparking. It has a Class A noncombustible rating, which is the highest rating possible, so you can rest assured your home is at its safest with a steel roof.
Steel roofing is 100% recyclable. It won’t end up in a landfill, and it’s so lightweight that transportation and installation are much cheaper than other roofing types.
Steel roofing is extremely cost-effective. It can save you money on your HVAC bills in both the summer and the winter by deflecting the sun and insulating heat. It regulates the temperature inside your home efficiently, so your systems don’t have to work as hard. Another cost-saver is the fact steel roofing can be installed over an existing roof, foregoing the cost of removal and hauling away.
Steel resists the build-up of algae and other bacteria. A good rain storm can clean your steel roof for you, and in the winter, snow will slide off instead of adding extra weight and pressure to the frame of your home.
The average lifespan of a steel roof is 50 years or more, so you’ll enjoy the long lasting effects of all these other benefits for as long as you own your home. What’s more, it will increase your curb appeal and resale value.