Imperia Structures Reviews: Metal Roofing or Concrete Roofing?
Summer is at its peak. Home builders like Imperia Structures are getting flooded with queries related to the best material suited for roofing – metal or concrete. Experts at Imperia Structures reviews both the options and suggest which type can works wonders in keeping the house cool even on a hot summer day.
Roofing experts are of the view that as far as heat absorbency is concerned, it is a fact that metal would heat up quickly when exposed directly to the sun. However, that is the case with most roof covering materials. Having said that, it is also true that metal is the lightest roofing option available in the market. Because it is lighter as compared to concrete, it loses heat as faster as it absorbs it. As the sun stops shining directly on a metal roof, it will bounce back quickly to the temperature of the surrounding air. On the other hand, heavy materials like concrete or slate would retain heat in them for a long period of time because of their mass. Needless to say, such materials would stay hot for extended hours and will keep on transferring heat to the building beneath. Thus, lighter the roofing material, the cooler it is. Metal, therefore, turns out to be the best possible option when it comes to protecting the house from scorching sun rays.
Moreover, specialists at Imperia Structures reviewed the colour and finish of both the roofing options as well. According to them, the degree to which any roofing material will heat up also depends on its colour and finish. It is quite obvious that pale colours would attract less heat as compared to dark colours, be it a metal roof or a concrete one. But it is also important to note that metal roof products are usually available in reflective finishes. This means that a metal roof with special sunlight reflective finish will stay cooler than a general concrete roof.
Apart from the material, colour and finish of roofing materials, another factor that contributes to the absorption of heat is the amount of ventilation in the room beneath the roof. Keeping an ambient air temperature through proper ventilation is extremely important to dodge the impact of the strong summer heat wave.
Not to miss, metal roofing would be much cheaper than a concrete roof. Also, it would be easier to install and maintain a metal roof. So think twice before and take the decision after reviewing the pros and cons of both the options thoroughly.
Stay cool, stay happy!