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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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A Metal Roofing System That Is Textured

A textured finish can be added to roofing products that comprise a metal rooftop. The texture will add dimension and reduce glare, plus may minimize the amount of damage that can be visibly seen on a rooftop. 

Smooth Roofing Issues

A light-colored metal panel that comprises a rooftop may appear bright and shiny when the sun's rays come into contact with it. Untreated metal panels could affect the overall aesthetic value of a commercial building. In addition, unfinished metal pieces will have a slick surface, in comparison to textured products. The decision to have unfinished metal materials secured to a rooftop could pose a problem in the future.

First, any imperfections in a roofing material may be evident. For instance, if a hail storm dents some roofing materials or heavy tree limbs cause knicks and scratches to appear in roofing materials, these signs of damage wouldn't be concealed. Textured roofing materials will conceal imperfections. This will allow a commercial building to continue to look great, even though there are some cosmetic imperfections on the surface of some of the roofing materials.

The Preservation Of Color And The Addition Of Depth

A metal roofing system comes in a wide range of colors. A metal rooftop can be a solid color or can contain multiple colors. Adding trim work around metal components will define a rooftop. A business owner may choose roofing materials that are two distinct colors, to achieve the look that they desire. A roofer can add a clear texturizing agent to each metal material that will be attached to a rooftop.

A texturizing agent that is designed for outside use will not shrink or peel off. This type of agent can withstand wind, rain, sleet, and snow. The amount of texture that is added to roofing materials can be customized. If a lot of depth is desired, an end user may choose a texturizing agent that is designed to add a considerable amount of texture. The amount of grit that is added to a texturizing agent will determine how much depth will be added to roofing materials.

A texturizing agent will help preserve the color of metal materials. A new rooftop that has been treated with this type of sealant may maintain its appearance for many years. The addition of a textured surface could reduce injuries. By adding texture, a roofing crew can easily access a rooftop in the future and won't be likely to slip on the roofing materials.