What is it?
Aluminum is a silvery-white metal that makes up 8% of Earth’s core mass. It is the 3rd most common chemical element on our planet after oxygen and silicon.
Lightweight; almost 3x lighter than iron
Durable; almost as strong as steel
Malleable; easily processed using pressure when it’s hot or cold
Fire-resistant; doesn’t require any special paint and not toxic like plastic
Corrosion-resistant; surface is always covered in an extremely thin and yet very strong layer of oxide film
Does not magnetize
Aluminum is found in numerous objects that we use daily:
Food/ drink packaging
Aluminum on a roof
Aluminum is also used for Metal roofing and is among the premium choices along with more expensive option like copper and zinc.
Some advantages of having an aluminum metal roof are:
50 year + life span
Its very formable state makes it easy for an installer to work with on site
Offers superior corrosion resistance compared to other roofing options, which makes it a better choice for coastal applications
Usually the lightest option for metal roofing; strength-to-weight ratio is among the highest of the more common metals
stores less amount of heat, so it cools off quickly once it stops receiving sunlight