Have you ever wondered why metal is used in so many construction applications? Sheet metal fabrication allows for the creation of a piece, product or design that is exactly how the owner wants it. Metal shingles can be created in a variety of colors and shapes to create the ideal ornamental restoration.
Modern building designers prefer plastics and metals because they can be easily molded to exact specifications. The problem with plastics is that they are not as strong as metals and they tend to age badly. They might become discolored, crack or lose their cohesion when heated up. Burning plastics can emit toxic fumes. Metals have very high melting points, so they usually don’t lose their integrity under normal conditions.
Of course, metals are natural products that can easily be recycled. The use of beautiful metallic shingles for an environmentally-friendly structure is ideal because it does not impact land fills negatively. Metal shingles are the eco-friendly solution, providing strength and beauty.
Aluminum, steel, iron, copper, zinc and titanium have their own distinct properties, which can be combined to reach the right mixture. Copper and zinc both develop a protective patina that keeps out the moisture. Copper and zinc metal shingles are great for keeping the building interior dry. Building owners don’t need to paint copper or zinc metal shingles every couple of years.
Some older buildings were made out of brick, so they would last. In fact, the September 2, 1666 Great London Fire lead to the requirement that most churches should be built of stone or brick thereafter. Thus, ornamental restoration of these older religious and historical structure requires a durable, waterproof, metal roofing material, which is also fire-resistant.
Metal roofing can change color, just as the leaves change color. This reflects your natural environment with similar shades. If you want your historical structure to blend in with the surroundings, then metal roofing can accomplish the task. For example, both Toronto’s Old City Hall and Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier took effort to restore and upgrade their building and ornaments using metal.
Artificial shingles may have great looking colors when you view them in the store, but when you place them on a building, they might look out-of-place. This is especially true for ornamental restoration. You want something that has an appealing, natural style that is not forced.
Sun shining off a beautiful metallic roof can be a great way to start a new day. Restored buildings simply look more balanced when they have their brick facade juxtaposed with metallic roofing products. The earth has given us bricks and metals from many of the same stone quarries. High-quality metallic roofing materials and traditional brick buildings are like a family reunion.