Tin roofing? Is that just the kind of roofing in Oz for the Tin Man and his family? No. Tin roofing is a cheap, safe and easy to get alternative for all kinds of roofs. People have been using tin roofs all over the world for donkey’s years. And, with all the emphasis made about the state of the environment, it is good to know that tin roofing is recyclable.
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Usually, you get what you pay for. But tin roofing is one of the most economical roofing materials on the face of the planet. If it’s so cheap, can it be any good? It certainly is.
Tin is one of the most abundant metals on earth. Tin deposits aren’t going away anytime soon. Contrast this to slate roofing, where particular grades of slate must be mined and carefully shipped and installed in a special way one shingle at a time.
You can also install tin roofing over your existing roof (provided your existing roof is still functioning decently). An overlay can save you considerable amounts of money than replacing an entire roof.
Where Tin Roofs Are Best
Tin roofing is also really resistant to the weather (except tornadoes, but no roofing can protect you from that). Tin roofing doesn’t rust or develop holes due to saltwater in the air, acid rain or pollution like other kinds of roofing may be prone to. Tin roofing is often popular near industrial areas because of its toughness.
Oddly enough, some of the wettest places on earth like the Polynesian Islands, India and Tutenendo, Columbia, guess what kind of roofing they use? That’s right tin roofing. When it rains, the noise drowns out all conversation. Apparently, you get used to it after a few years.
But you don’t need to. A competent roofer will not just sell you tin roofing, but an underlay, as well (unless the tin roofing is going over your original roof). This will not only cut down on the noise, but also gives insulation to your home. It will keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Tin roofing isn’t just for homes, either. It is also great for mobile home roofs, garden sheds, outhouses, barns and boatyards. They can be flat or corrugated (in tight waves). Usually, it comes corrugated as the wave shape makes water best slide off. But if you have a flat roof, placing plants over your tin roof can help not only cut down on noise, but help insulate your roof and cut down on energy costs.