Builders of tiny houses are considering metal roofing as the best option. Metal roofing’s benefits of low weight, high-end beauty, wind resistance, fire safety, and reflective energy efficiency all blend very well with the goals and desires of owners of tiny homes, or any energy efficient home, in general.
We have recently worked with a couple of such projects, and even had the opportunity to visit one tiny house under construction. What a great concept that brings one back to simpler times and the necessities of life! Managing a smaller home must free one up for greater enjoyment in other areas of life. As one owner told us, his hope is to spend more time utilizing public spaces such as parks once he is in his new tiny home.
If you’re building a tiny home, we are happy to consult with you and review your plans. One thing to keep in mind is that most residential metal roofs require a 3:12 roof pitch. Additionally, metal roofing can weigh less than a half pound per square foot. Metal roofing can also have recycled content as high as 95%. And, the ability of these products to reflect radiant heat and keep structures naturally cooler is a real bonus, especially if your tiny house will have a loft.
Please contact us here at WCC Roofing Co. at 314-596-0596 with your questions pertaining to roofing for your tiny home.