Metal roofing is everywhere you look today, from colorful canopies and mansards on hotels and fast food franchises,
to distinctive panels and architectural fantasies on homes,
factories and corporate headquarters. In fact, over two billion square feet of standing seam metal roofing is installed annually, and metal industry projections show that
roofing with metal will triple within the next five years.
There are a number of reasons why standing seam metal roofing is the most popular choice for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
The advantage of up to a 50 year warranty is one of the best reasons.
Metal roofs are durable, corrosion-resistant, fire-retardant, and require minimal maintenance. They are environmentally beneficial, being composed of between 60 to 65% recyclable material, and are very energy efficient. A study by the Florida Solar Energy Center demonstrated that roofs made of metal absorbed 34% less heat than those roofed in asphalt shingles, and owners who switched to metal roofing reported savings up to 20% on their energy bills. Although metal roofs are generally more expensive to install initially, the life cycle cost of metal roofing compares very favorably with traditional roofing alternatives. Unlike asphalt roofs, which require re-roofing approximately every 12 - 20 years, metal roofs maintain their good looks and will not decompose. Over time, these roofs will save the owner a lot of money because there is no second investment in roof replacement for about 50 years. In addition to the energy savings noted above, many insurance companies offer substantial discounts to owners with metal roofs, due to the Factory Mutual Class A fire rating.
A metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, and even wildfires. Metal roofing can withstand wind gusts up to 120 miles per hour
- equal to an F2 tornado. In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing has been the choice of homeowners for years. It sheds snow fast, which protects the structural
integrity of the roof. And it can eliminate ice damming at the eves, so water can't back up and collect under the roof then leak into your home.
These panels are also uniquely designed to handle the potentially damaging effects of thermal movement, as the concealed anchor clips used to fasten the panels have a “floating” feature, allowing the panels to expand and contract in response to changes in temperature.
Don't forget the snow retention. The sudden and unexpected release of snow from the roof poses a threat to property and passers-by. ColorGard® dramatically reduces the risks associated with rooftop avalanches and maintains the clean colorful appearance of the roof with perfect color and finish matching, which lasts as long as the roof itself! ColorGard® retention system is designed and engineered on a site-specific basis; guaranteed to perform, to not damage the roof or finish, and to exactly match the roof color—for the entire life of the roof.
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