Whenever you hear the term “metal roof” you might imagine an old-fashioned tin roof, ridged, rustic, and maybe even somewhat cheap in appearance. However, there have been major advances in materials, application, and design that are used in metal roofing, which makes this kind of roofing system more durable, elegant, and increasingly popular as an option with building owners. There are, in fact, many choices that are available for property owners, that depend on the specific look that you want. They may be made out of recycled metals such as tin, aluminum, copper, and stainless steel – the surfaces may also be designed so that they look more like traditional shingles while having an up-to-date, sleek appearance at the same time.
The following are some of the major advantages that are offered by metal roofing systems:
Disadvantages that come with commercial metal roofing:
Like any type of roofing system, metal roofs are, of course, not perfect. However, it is possible to avoid even the inherent deficiencies.
It is very important to be aware that a metal roof is subjected to the highest amount of thermal movement (contraction and expansion) of all types of roofing systems. This results in pressure being exerted onto the fasteners, flashing flanges, and overlapping seams. Over times, these important roofing components may become separated, and allow moisture to penetrate below. That can often lead to having to replace a roof prematurely.
Roof replacement is expensive, and repairs are often sufficient to extend the lifespan of a commercial roof until it can be replaced. Having a roof maintenance plan is the best way that the lifespan of a commercial roof can be increased. Our maintenance plans provide an annual inspection to offer all of the maintenance that is necessary and to make any small roof repairs that are needed before they turn into expensive replacements.
Typically, standing seam metal roofing is not the cheapest kind of roofing system to have installed. However, when you consider the shorter life expectancy, repairs and maintenance of the traditional flat roof, standing seam metal roofs have obvious cost advantages.
Onsite roll forming helps to reduce the cost of materials through cutting the middle man out and the associated shipping costs that come with purchasing traditional factory formed panels. That is especially true with large industrial and commercial buildings. It allows for greater levels of control and quality since the panels may be cut to the exact fit and length with the horizontal joints. Call Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors and speak with one of our metal roofing experts today. Find out how you can get started with saving money with a LEED compliant and energy-efficient metal roof.
Taurus Elite Commercial Roof Systems, 512-332-4422, provides commercial roofing services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding area, including Oak Hill. This includes commercial metal roof repair, commercial metal roof restoration, commercial metal roof replacement and commercial metal roof installation. We have been providing professional commercial roofing services to the area for over 20 years. When you need an experienced, honest commercial roofing contractor to give you advice on your metal roof repair, give us a call.