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Construction: Sustainable Steel Roofing | SRI - Steel Recycling Institute

Construction: Sustainable Steel Roofing

Steel roofing: the natural choice for any environment Light, strong and durable, steel roofing comprises about 80 percent of the metal roofing market, and demand for this long-lasting, sustainable roofing material continues to rise. Builders, as well as business and home owners, like the long life of a steel roof. It is made from a zinc-coated steel that provides excellent corrosion resistance and weatherability, giving the roofing system long life. The steel itself boasts a minimum of 25 percent recycled content. In addition to being much lighter and stronger than traditional roofing materials, steel roofing systems offer a wide variety of shapes and colors, allowing them to resemble different styles and materials. Use of steel roofing in regions of frequent snowfall is growing thanks to its snowshedding ability, while on the West Coast, steel is used for its light weight and noncombustability, which are attractive features in seismic areas.