Don't overlook insulated roof panels when you are shopping for a new roof for your home. Although traditionally used on commercial buildings, new designs and colours are quickly making these a favourite for residential homes as well.
1. Superior R-Value
One issue with roof insulation is achieving significant R-value without a lot of bulk or weight. Roof panels achieve this by integrating the insulation right into the metal roofing panel. This results in no air gaps that lead to thermal loss or unnecessary bulk. There is also no one-size-fits-all option. You can find panels in a range of varying thicknesses and insulation values.
2. Multiple Design Options
Looks are important when it comes to your home's roof. Insulated roof panels come in nearly every colour you could desire. There are also options to customise them if you want a colour that isn't commercially available. The panels also come in varying widths and designs, which means your roof will fit the rest of your home's architecture in style.
3. Cost Efficient
Cost is an important factor when looking at different roofing options. Fortunately, insulated roofing panels are a cost-effective option. Not only are the materials less expensive than other roofing types, but you also save money on labour. This is because both the insulation and the roof is installed in one go. Further, the pre-made panels take less time to install when compared to more labour intensive roofing, like shingles.
4. Installation Simplicity
If you are of the DIY sort, then insulated roofing panels are the simplest type to put on without a lot of roofing experience. Even if you are hiring out the job, the simple installation is a good thing. Your roof can go on much more quickly, which means fewer days of construction on your home. The simple installation also makes these roofing panels a good option for small quick jobs, such as roofing a new shed, carport or outdoor patio.
When it comes to durability, few roofing types perform better. The metal panels resist leaks and hold up well to weathering. UV damage is rarely an issue at all. The panels can last for decades with only routine maintenance. Keep in mind that although the panels themselves are less prone to damage, the seals will require regular inspections and resealing every few years if you want to ensure the best longevity.
Contact a roofing company for more information regarding insulated roof panels.