A metal panel roof is made up of numerous panels that are placed over an underlay or over an existing roof. The panels are interlocked vertically so water cannot seep into the structure. Metal is seen as more long-lasting and durable than other roofing material as it is not raised by wind when positioned properly with the larger panels used in the construction. In areas where snowfall is common, the heated metal prevents snow buildup and the possibility of overload and collapse of the roof.
The advantages of metal panel roofing are many:
- High strength to weight ratio
- Fire and spark-resistant
- Hail and wind resistant
- Snow shedding
- Design flexibility
- Needs little or no maintenance
Metal panel roofing is also highly energy efficient as coatings with high reflectivity can divert the sun’s heat and thereby save on air conditioning costs. Metal roofing also increases the thermal efficiency of any building in regions with high temperatures with its high emissivity and cool-roof paints.
Choices of Metals
Metal panel roofs can be made of copper, steel, stainless steel, aluminum or other alloys and each of them has different properties and uses. Using a lighter metal makes for lesser load on the roof structure, whereas the heavier ones are more durable and last longer. Since steel is prone to rust, usually enamel paint is put on the surface to protect it. Regardless of your choice, all metal panel roofs are strong and tough and capable of protection against wind and snow giving your home the ultimate shelter that it needs.
Metal panel roofs are commonly seen on barns and homes in rural areas. It is extremely durable but can be affected by strong winds and other damage over a period of time. One panel may crack or break and need to be replaced which is a fairly easy task and can be handled by the homeowner without too much of a problem.
We are a commercial roofing company based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to helping our customers with the best options in roofing together with personalized and caring service.
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