With all forward progress at a standstill, I’ve nothing new to report. As I posted in How to Improve the Look of a Brick Ranch – A New Porch for the Farmhouse Pt. 3 that the roofers would start once the porch was done, but they started before the porch was finished. In fact, they porch still isn’t finished, nor is the roof. So, rather than photos you’ve already seen, I’ll tell you why we chose the GALVALUME metal product standing seam roof.
Besides being beautiful and shiny, GALVALUME is a 55% aluminium/zinc coated sheet steel product ideal for roofing because of its corrosion resistance and resulting long life. It is guaranteed not to crack and peel when subjected to the sun and weather. It is also thicker than similarly priced metal roof products and according steelroofing.com
GALVALUME sheet has good heat and sunlight reflectivity. Its bright, white reflective surface makes it an ideal material for roofing. During the summer it makes buildings cooler by efficiently reflecting away sunlight and reducing the amount of heat transmitted into the building. Likewise, it makes buildings warmer in the winter by reflecting inside heat from the underside of the roof back into the building. This good thermal reflectivity translates into energy savings by reducing cooling costs in the summer and heating costs in the winter.
Given the price point, the thickness/durabilitly, and the shiny beauty, choosing GALVALUME no-brainer.