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Why is Sheet Metal Ideal for Roofs?

Published by Andrew Schmidt

If you’re in the process of redoing your roof, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options the market has to offer. While there are many materials that offer strong benefits, sheet metal fabrication in Woodridge is continuing to boom in popularity for roof choices. But did you know that there are different types of sheet metal from which you can choose? It’s important to understand the differences between different types of sheet metal so that you can make an informed decision that will suit you well for years to come. 

General Benefits

First, let’s determine some overall benefits of opting for metal versus different types of roofing material. It’s long-lasting, resistant to extreme weather conditions like hail and hard rain, fire-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing. While metal is a more expensive material up-front, consumers don’t mind paying the higher price tag simply because they know that this material will last longer and the maintenance is low. 


One popular sheet metal material is aluminum. It can be left in its natural state (a mill finish) or can be pre-painted with coatings to help achieve a specific color. If homeowners want a textured appearance, this is possible, too. It’s a lightweight material and is easily fabricated to achieve the desired result of the roof. On the downside, aluminum shouldn’t be utilized on large, flat roofs as it may cause waviness in the design. 

Stainless Steel

Another popular option for metal roofs is stainless steel. It tolerates corrosion very well and it doesn’t require surface coatings in order to stay protected. This material doesn’t require a ton of maintenance after it has been initially installed. It can easily be used with other metal types without the concern of electrolysis. 

For additional information about sheet metal fabrication in Woodridge, our team at Showalter Roofing is more than happy to help. Please reach out to us to see if this is the perfect material for your new roof.

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