Standing Seam Metal Roofs
DE Commercial Roofers has experience installing many kinds of roofs for businesses throughout the Wilmington area. Metal roofs are an excellent option for a variety of reasons. If you are considering a standing-seam roof for your building, but have questions, we are happy to provide a free consultation.
Standing seam metal roofs are a great option for commercial buildings with low-slope roofs. We recommend metal roofs for clients who want to choose a particular color for their roof, have a bigger initial budget, and are looking for a sustainable option. Metal roofs are long-lasting and require minimal maintenance. If you need a more economical option, asphalt shingles, or single-ply membrane roofing may be the best option for your building.
Reasons to Choose Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are reliable and durable options that are great for business owners and property managers looking for an economical long-term solution. Metal roofs are best for buildings that have external gutters and a slight slope to the roof. If you have a weight limit for your roof, metal is a lightweight roofing material. Metal roofs come in a variety of colors and appearances to blend in with surrounding buildings or give your business a beautiful new look. Additionally, metal roofs have excellent storm resistance. They stand up to high winds and severe storms very well, and have one of the highest fire-resistant ratings available.
If you want a roof that lasts for decades and has high wind and fire resistance, ask us for a quote on a metal roof for your commercial building!
Metal Roof Materials
Metal roofs not only come in a variety of styles and colors, but also are made with different metals. Steel roofs are one of the most common metal roofs available, but galvalume is becoming one of the most popular choices. Steel can be heavy, and aluminum can be too lightweight and prone to denting, so galvalume is a perfect middle solution. Galvalume is made of steel coated with zinc and aluminum, helping protect it from corrosion.
Metal Panel Maintenance
Metal roofs are one of the longest lasting roofing materials available. However, they still benefit from routine maintenance and inspections. Checking fasteners, joints, and seams for watertightness, adding new caulk, and coating the entire surface can extend the life of your roof and help prevent leaks. We recommend inspecting and checking fasteners every year, and coating your roof every decade or so.
Painting your roof or coating it with an elastomeric sealant is a great way to extend its life and improve reflectivity. It will also refresh and improve the look of your roof. Painting or coating your roof is a cost-effective way to update your metal roof without needing to replace it or have the downtime and labor intensive process of a re-roofing project.
Choosing a Contractor
Although metal roofs are becoming more popular, not all roofing companies are familiar with metal roofing systems. If you are interested in considering metal for your roof, it’s important to select a commercial roofing contractor familiar with the process of installing and maintaining these roofs. A qualified metal roofing contractor will know the pros and cons of metal roofs, be familiar with the best practices of installing them, and be trained in the proper procedures.
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