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Technological Advancements in Guttering Systems and Metal Roofing Products

May 27, 2020

The technology behind the craftsmanship of both guttering systems and metal roofing products is constantly improving over time. Different design experts, engineers, and other related professionals have been conceptualising changes in these products to ensure that they keep up on the requirements of modern times.

Improving the Guttering System

A guttering system refers to the formation of gutters and downspouts on your property. This system allows you to channel and transport any excess water safely away from your roof to the ground. Installing an effective guttering system prevents your property from obtaining damages on walls or ceiling, keeps individuals inside or outside the building from getting wet, and helps in directing water to a suitable disposal site or water collection system.

Some materials used for fabricating gutters and downspouts include aluminium, wood, copper, steel, cast iron, asbestos cement, bamboo, and vinyl. While these materials are effective and durable for the transfer of excess water, they are not enough in holding off other external elements from getting into the guttering system. You see, any guttering system would certainly allow water and other liquid material to conveniently flow through it, but other elements like leaves, random wastes, and other solid materials may eventually clog it.

With technological advancements, the problem with leaves and other similar debris can be easily solved by purchasing screens, filters, and hoods that can cover an open guttering system. Related to this technology is the formation of a gutter guard system that is made from non-corrosive, non-combustible corrugated aluminium. Gutter guards can be easily rolled on top of the guttering system, which ultimately helps in preventing the accumulation of leaves and other debris, the formation of bird and pests nesting, and the overflowing of gutters.

Enhancements for Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is very popular in homes and other properties today as the market for this type of roofing has quadrupled over the past decade. Property owners prefer metal roofing since the material used for this type of roofing can typically last for more than 50 years. It can also be customised easily as metals can be fabricated and bent into any shape without any difficulties. The resistance of metal roofing against the wind, water, and fire has also convinced property owners to use it for their own safety.

The affordability and ease of maintenance of metal roofing have both paved ways to its wide adoption rate all over the world. Moreover, the use of metal roofing will not compromise the structural integrity of a property since it is durable and has a low weight. More importantly, metal roofing allows property owners to be sustainable as metal materials are known for their recyclability and reusability.

Advancements in technology further enhance the capabilities of metal roof systems. Protective coating for roofs made from steel is now available to extend their structural life. The way roof panels are attached to your roof system has also improved, with panels anchored at just one point and allowed to move towards the ridge. The application of thermal spacers, high-quality sealants, butyl tapes, polymeric films, and others can also help in achieving a great metal roofing performance.

With these technological advancements, the performance of your guttering and metal roofing systems will improve significantly. If you want to have some of these advancements, then contact us now at Jonda.

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