The majority of individuals looking at repairs to roofing will instantly consider opting for slate since it is used so ubiquitously on properties throughout the country. However, no matter whether you wish to repair, maintain or completely change your roofing, the best option will often be to avoid slate altogether and opt for one of the many far more suitable materials on the market.
One that is growing in popularity once more after years of taking a back seat is metal roofing. Not only will a metal roof need almost no maintenance and last far longer than almost any other material, but it also offers myriad other benefits.
In an age where we are more conscious than ever about our energy use, metal is the perfect solution for roofing. So much of the heat in our homes is lost through roofs and windows and by using metal to cover one’s property, any home will be a great deal more energy efficient, meaning that metal is better for both one’s bank balance and the environment.
As a roofing choice, metal is also simply more attractive and interesting, and will stand up against adverse weather far better. With climate change affecting us more each and every year in terms of the weather this country sees, making sure that our chosen roofing can withstand strong winds, heavy rain and even flying debris will be more and more important over the next few years.
Finally, zinc or copper roofing will also simply be more suitable for homes and businesses alike. Since it will not crack, rot or warp, it will stay looking great for far longer and at the same time it will not attract the many pests that other types of roofing may well attract. In other words, whilst your property will look better and may well be cheaper to heat, it will also be safer and far less likely to be damaged by nature or pests.