- Offering excellent durability and visual appeal, metal roofing systems can be one of the longest lasting rooting systems available.
- Metal roofing is also popular for the aesthetic value it brings to buildings, with special features that are only possible with metal roofing.
- Usually consisting of concealed or exposed fastener systems that require concealed metal clips that attach to the structure, metal roof systems can be used for steep or low slope roofs.
- If properly installed and maintained a metal roof can last up to 50 years or more.
- Metal roofing systems come in a wide range of designs from standard corrugated metal to designs that imitate ceramic tile, shingles, and more.
- Metal roofing can withstand high winds and heavy snow loads and is fire resistant.
Commercial Metal Roofing
Frequently Asked Questions
A commercial metal roof can last as long (or longer!) as 50 years. Metal roofs have a longer lifespan than most types of industrial roofs.
There are two main types of commercial metal roofs – a concealed fastener roofing system and an exposed fastener roofing system—the system that is used dictates the installation process.
Any roofing system will eventually leak – including commercial metal roofs. Often, leaks in a metal roof are caused by leaking roofing screws. However, sometimes the leaks are caused by worn flashing or missing seals.
The advantages of a commercial metal roof are as follows:
- Comes in different color and design options
- Energy efficient
- Fire resistant
The disadvantages of a commercial metal roof are as follows:
- Prone to rust
- More expensive to install
Yes, all commercial roofing systems must be periodically inspected and maintained. In fact, some roof warranties require regular inspections. Metal roofs must be inspected for missing fasteners, damaged flashing, or deteriorating sealant systems. They also must be periodically sealed to keep leaks from forming.
A commercial metal roof needs to be resealed every 15 to 20 years. This is a necessary part of your commercial roof maintenance process.
A metal roof needs to be resealed every 15 to 20 years. Additionally, the fasteners need to be sealed as well as the junction of the roof to any roof penetrations.
Installing a commercial metal roof may take anywhere from two weeks to a month. However, the length of time depends on the project’s size and the type of fastening system used. Of course, the roofing industry is also very weather dependent.
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