As a metal roofing specialist, GERMAN ROOFING is your best choice if you are going to opt for a metal roof. Our experience installing metal roofing has given us the ability to install a metal roof of any shape or size, and we always place our roofing customers first.
The 2 most common options for metal roofing are Standing Seam and Corrugated Metal.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Standing seam metal roofing is a concealed fastener metal panel system. It is made with raised seams, or vertical legs, that rise above the panel’s flat area. The panels are attached to the roof deck using a clip, or can also be attached directly to the decking material.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing is low maintenance, resistant to fires, durable, energy efficient, and offers a variety of choices in design.
Standing seam metal roofing offers a variety of choices for customers. These choices include color, size, profile, shape, and thickness.
Standing Seam panel profile choices would depend on different factors like what type of roof, roof pitch, and weather among various other factors. Standing Seam profiles include: snap-lock, mechanical seam, batten panel, and nail/fastener flange.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
Corrugated metal roofing is an exposed fastener panel. The screws that hold the panel on penetrate the roof panel and attach to the roof decking.
Corrugated Metal Roofing is affordable compared to Standing Seam Metal Roofing, it requires low maintenance, it is resistant to fires, durable, energy efficient, and offers a variety of choices in design.
Corrugated metal roofing panels are wavy with “S” shaped curves. The two most common types of corrugated metal roofing are 7/8" Corrugated and 1/2" Corrugated, but also include every other roofing panel except standing seam panels.
The 7/8" Corrugated roofing panels cost much less than the 1/2", they have deeper distinct corrugations, they are stronger and more durable, and they take less time to install than the 1/2" panels.
The 1/2" Corrugated panels cost alot more than the 7/8" panels, they are not as strong or durable, there are less options such as color or guage, and they take longer to install than the 7/8" panels. We only recommend using the 1/2" panels if you need to match an existing roof, if you prefer how they look and don't mind the extra cost, or if you have to use a shallower panel in order to meet clearance requirements.
Other Metal Roofing Info
Other metal roofing materials such as copper and aluminum consist of 95% biodegradable alloys, which make it a great option if you are concerned about the environmental impact of your roof.
Advantages of Metal Roofing
There are many advantages to using metal roofing. Because metal roofing is lightweight, it is an ideal roofing material if you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters or in a colder climate with heavy snow and ice coverage.
Another advantage of metal roofing is its durability. The average lifespan for metal roofing is about 50 years, which is double that of other typical roofing material. Before installation, we can also provide you with added durability via aluminum alloy insulation. There is scientific evidence that this added insulation can increase the lifespan of a roof by up to 50%.
Some other advantages to metal roofing are its optimal weight to strength ratio and impressive flexibility. Metal roofing is also a great choice due to its resistance against wind, fire, and hailstorms.
Most metal roofing materials such as copper and aluminum consist of 95% biodegradable alloys, which make it a great option if you are concerned about the environmental impact of your roof.
Metal roofing is also energy and labor efficient and has a minimal upkeep requirement, which means minimal maintenance is required during the life of your roof when compared to other typical roofing materials.
Thinking about going for a metal roof?