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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.



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How Metal Roofing Can Help Your Tiny Home Build

Living a tiny home lifestyle is a way for many people to find freedom in their life. Even if you want to live in a tiny home without traveling, the ability to have no mortgage payment and low energy bills can be freeing in itself. If you are deciding to live a tiny home lifestyle, you may be considering which build is best for you. Installing a metal roof may offer several benefits to your build that you have not considered. Here are some of those benefits. 

Weight Restrictions

The overall weight of a home may not matter much, however that is not the case with a tiny home. Many cities and states regulate how heavy a tiny home can be at the final weight. This is because the tiny homes are generally mobile and used for travel. This means they must fall within the regulated road weight for mobile homes and recreational vehicles. Even if you do not take your tiny home on the road, you may still have to adhere to the guidelines because of the type of home. Metal roofing is lighter weight than most other roofing materials. It also is available in different styles and materials so finding the right weight is easier. 


The durability of your tiny home is vital to the lifestyle. This means that you likely want to have high durability for each of your components so you do not have to replace them too quickly or too often. Metal roofing will help you reach that goal. Metal roofing has high durability under various conditions. These conditions include rain, hail, heavy winds, heavy rains, snow, and ice. This means that regardless of where you decide to place your tiny home, you will have a roof that can withstand most, if not all, of the elements you will encounter. 

Pest Resistance

Pest control is an issue for many homeowners. Depending on where you decide to place your tiny home, you may be concerned with many different pests. The top benefit for many tiny homeowners is the ability to have a metal roof and because of that roof, have pest control. Metal roofing does not attract pests and, when coupled with metal trusses and wall frames, can resist many pests from making a home in or on your tiny home. This means a reduced chance of damage to your home and a longer life span for your roof and other components of the tiny home build. 

When you are ready for metal roof installation on your tiny home, contact your area roofing contractor. They can discuss your options and any upgrades you may want to make on your basic roof and patio cover design. If you have any questions about the roofing, the pitch, or the foundation you can discuss those issues during the first consultation. 

Contact a roofing company, such as Berwald Roofing Inc, for more information.