The consensus is out that there’s nothing like the sound of rain on an old tin roof. That pleasing sound is both nostalgic and perhaps a little outdated too. To date, tin roofs are not in the majority any longer for topping houses like from eras gone by. Despite the change in roofing material preferences, a tin roof is still as viable today as it was many years ago. In fact, its durability exceeds the typical asphalt shingles typically found in new housing construction.
It’s interesting to note, that in many cases, the common term “tin roof” is not in fact composed entirely of or made from tin at all. Various soft metals are used for the tin roof effect, and depending on the chosen metal provides varying degrees of durability and longevity. A tin roof is something to consider if nostalgic sound from a rainstorm creates an ambiance that adds a warm-fuzzy to life at home.
It might be more suitable based on its composition to term a tin roof a metal roof instead. True tin roofs also contain a coating of lead as a protective ingredient. Its durability surpasses the traditional roofing materials with a lifetime of 40 to 50 years. Other metal roofs are made from galvanized steel, copper and aluminum. Galvanized steel’s lasting power surpasses the tin roof with a 60-year life, while aluminum comes in at 35 years. The shining prodigy compared to all the other types of metal roofs is copper which can last for 100 years or more. Mallard Construction & Roofing can take care of your Roofing in Oklahoma City. Whether there is a preference for the traditional roof with its many colors and styles, or the old style metal roofs with their differing components and varying life-times.
It’s an easy fix when the sounds of old need to be recreated on top of the modern house of the day. Getting that current project underway is easy with Roofing in Oklahoma City. It’s nice to know there are choices to fit the taste of the most discerning roofing connoisseur. Going retro has never been easier to implement as it is today as a result of the wistful longing to relive the sounds of eras past.