Everything you want to know about metal roofing

For over thirty years, we have been aiding clients by providing them with first rate building products. We have everything from insulation solutions to corrugated roofing. These are available to all sectors of the market. You can use our merchandise for domestic, industrial, and agricultural buildings.

Something we have found over the years is that people are asking more and more questions about metal roofing. They have a myriad of enquiries relating to things like durability and aesthetics. As experts in the field, we can answer them for you.

How long does the roof last?

We will begin by answering the how long does the roof last question. Your regular composition roofs may need replacements every 10 or 20 years. As for metal roofs, expect them to do their jobs for 40 to 70 years. Some go on even longer. They can do this because the metal sheets are some of the most durable options out there. As a result, they can last your entire time in a property.

Weather damage

Another question asked is whether the roofs suffer from weather damage. Let’s begin with hail. Metal roofing is considerably more resistant than normal asphalt shingles. Expect it to resist the wear for much longer.

For sun damage, metal roofs are also incredibly weather resistant and durable. Don’t expect them to peel, fade, corrode, or crack like composition roofs do. Even the scorching summer heat won’t destroy them.

As for wind, they can endure speeds over 100mph. Again this is better than other roofing materials. If you would like high performance metal corrugated roofing, make sure you give us a call.


Next, we will explain what happens when lightning strikes a metal roof. This might appear counter-intuitive. However, the roofs do a better job at enduring it than composition roofs do. What happens is lightning usually strikes the highest point in a location. It does not matter what material it is made from. Therefore, a metal roof has just as much chance of being struck as any other type of roof.

If your house gets struck by lightning, the safest solution may actually be a metal roof. Being an electrical conductor, the metal is going to discharge the current through the house to the earth efficiently. Metal roofs also don’t catch fire like composition roofs can do either.

Ordering corrugated roofing or metal sheets

At Peter Wragge Supplies, we are always looking to assist people by giving them the best possible products. In addition, our company is fully capable of offering clients any quantity they need. This is true for our corrugated roofing, as well as everything else. Don’t worry about being too far from us either. We have the ability to deliver to nearly everywhere in the UK, as well as UK mainland ports for export reasons.

So, if we can be of assistance to you, please let us know.