When considering metal roofing, there are varieties of materials to choose from and each material has its distinctive features. These materials include steel, zinc, aluminum, copper, and seldomly tin. Choosing these materials to depend on many factors because all these materials have distinctive features and some have advantages over others when factors such as cost of installation, weight, availability, speed, and ease of installation, lifespan, conductivity, fire resistivity, ductility, level of noise, among others are put into consideration. Despite the minimal disadvantages of metal roofing, they are still better choices compared to other types of roofing materials such as wood, asphalt, etc.
Generally, compared to other roofing materials, metal roofs are better choices, with steel roofs being at the top because of their high level of durability. Steel roofs have a relatively low price of installation when compared to other types of metal roofing materials. They last longer than any other roofing material, they are environmentally friendly, they are all recyclable. They can even be installed over old roofs without having to tear down the old roofs. Choosing a material for metal roofing depends on a lot of factors such as cost, durability, ease of installation, etc. Steel roofing is more commonly used and it has better productivity than the rest of the metal roofing.