What Are Sheet Metal Systems?
Sheet metal systems are roofs that are made of manufactured sheet metal, and are manufacture using either aluminum, tin, steel, or rarely (because of availability and cost, not performance) copper. The roofing system is created by laying a series of interlocking panels, helping to ensure that your building is protected from the elements and water leakage.
This roofing system is one of the most durable on the market; designed to withstand torrential downpours, high-velocity winds, and hail storms. Most manufactures offer a 40-year warranty on their sheet metal systems and the material is known to have a service life of over 100 years if it is well-maintained. Furthermore, sheet metal roofing is an incredibly lightweight material in comparison to other common roofing materials such as composite tiles and stone.
Most importantly, sheet metal is impervious to the type of weather-related damage that can destroy other roofing materials. For instance, sheet metal does not rot, leak or catch fire, and its interlocking pattern means that it remains waterproof for its service life. If you own a business with tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and goods, you know how important it is to have a roofing system that protects your inventory and means of production.
Is A Sheet Metal Roofing System Right For My Business?
If you own or are constructing a commercial or industrial building, sheet metal roofing is likely a perfect fit for your business needs. This is especially true if you live in regions of the country with extreme weather patterns. This material has a service life comparable with the best roofing materials that money can buy, with few of the drawbacks. Sheet metal is much less expensive than materials such as clay tiles and slate, but it is more expensive than composite roofing materials, such as asphalt. However, sheet metal has a much longer service life than composite roofing, lasting nearly twice as long.
If you are weighing your roofing options for your next commercial or industrial construction project, take a look at sheet metal systems and the benefits that they can provide to your business. It is a reliable, durable, relatively inexpensive material that will allow you to run your business without worrying about the damage that Mother Nature can wreak. Call Century Roofing for a free consultation and quote.