Metal roofing systems are available in copper, galvanized painted steel and aluminum. The premier roof for a commercial building as they offer excellent strength, durability, and fire resistance. Metal roofing has an excellent track record that is literally centuries old. In the 3rd century B.C., copper roof shingles were installed atop the Lovamahapaya Temple in Sri Lanka, and the Romans used copper as roof covering for the Pantheon in 27 B.C. Centuries later, copper and its alloys were integral in European medieval architecture. It is because of their durability, energy efficiency, element resistance, and installation costs that they are utilized in many commercial, industrial and institutional buildings erected over the past several years. Metal roofs can last up to 100 years, with installers providing 50 year warranties. Because of their longevity, most metal roofs are less expensive than asphalt shingles in the long term.
Metal roofing can consist of a high percentage of recycled material and is 100% recyclable. It does not get as hot as asphalt, a common roofing material, and it reflects heat away from the building underneath in summertime. On a larger scale, its use reduces the heat island effect of cities when compared to asphalt. Coupled with its better insulating abilities, metal roofs can offer not only a 40% reduction in energy costs in the summer, but also up to a 15% reduction in the energy costs in the winter according to a 2008 Study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
It is difficult to find a roof system that can withstand every possible elemental force of nature, but Metal Roofing Systems do their job better than most other systems. They will not burn nor facilitate combustible elements. They’ve also been shown to be invaluable assets in hurricane conditions, withstanding excessive rainfall and extreme wind speeds.
As for saving costs related to energy consumption metal roofs naturally reflect sunlight. Buildings constructed with Metal Roofing Systems benefit from this natural process by retaining little heat from direct sunlight, keeping the roof and everything beneath it cooler for longer. This allows for less consumption of energy to run air conditioning units and fans, saving your company money every month.
A common misconception about Metal Roofing Systems is the noise level. Metal Roofing Systems actually maintain similar noise levels of shingle and clay/concrete tile roofs with very little difference between the systems.
Metal Roofing Systems offer a distinct advantage among developer’s projects due to their trouble-free installation. Not only are Metal Roofing Systems simple to install, they can be secured directly over the existing roof, avoiding mess and saving a great deal of time and money in removal.
We can offer you copper, prefinished steel and aluminum, anodized aluminum and zinc-coated sheet stock into aesthetically pleasing architectural elements to enhance the look and value of your building. Standing seam copper roofs also make excellent architectural features as roof dormers or domes when used in conjunction with clay tiles, slate or shingles. Both exposed fastener and concealed fastener systems, are available. The costs can vary significantly based on which metal roof is best for your particular project needs. Pinnacle A Roofing Company will help you find the right metal roofing system to meet your needs and budget for your project.