Types of Metal Roofing for Commercial Buildings

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Metal Roofing For Commercial Buildings 

Metal roofing provides an appealing aesthetic and durability. It has long been the preferred siding and roofing material for many architects and commercial building owners. The combination of performance, affordability, and versatility makes metal a great choice for any commercial building project. 

Why Choose Metal Roofing?

Metal commercial roofing offers a good alternative to other used materials. Other options may have a lower cost upfront, but they also offer a shorter life span and need more maintenance. 

Metal roofing is capable of lasting for sixty or more years and needs minimal maintenance. It can withstand wind up to 140 miles per hour and you won’t find it cracking or eroding due to severe weather. Metal roofing is also fire resistant and energy-efficient. 

Curved Roofing Systems

Whether used for an entire roof or a design accent, a curved roofing system is a great choice in commercial roofing projects. They are often fabricated on the job site with a standing seam system for arched canopies, curved roofs, or walkway covers. These offer a lower cost in terms of transportation because they are created on-site. 

  • Maxima 1.5 & Maxima ADV
  • 138T & 238T
  • Medallion I

Recover and Retrofit Systems

If you are faced with deteriorating or aging roofs, then a complete replacement may not be a viable long-term solution.  This is even more true when you have a roof with a 1/4:12 slope or greater that has conventional membranes and needs ongoing maintenance because of moisture damage or UV degradation. If you have a commercial roof that is thirty-forty years old on a pre-engineered building you will also benefit from a new roof that is placed directly over the pre-existing metal panels. Recover and Retrofit systems can provide the same benefits as a standing seam metal roof without the need to replace the roof completely. 

  • 138T Shingle Recover
  • 238T Metal-Over-Metal Recover
  • Low Slope to Steep Slope Metal Roofing

Exposed Fastener Panel Options

Exposed fastener metal roofs represent the most economical option for commercial building projects.  These systems involve overlapping panels that are secured directly to the roof deck through the face of the metal. They are known as “exposed” because the fastener head remains visible when they are installed. These panels are usually wider and therefore fewer panels are needed for installation. 

  • Max-Rib
  • Mesa
  • R-Panel
  • Multi-Rib
  • Multi-Cor & M-Cor
  • 5V
  • Mega-Rib

Soffit, Fascia, and Canopy System Options

Before installing metal roofing for commercial buildings, it’s recommended that you use the same material for a commercial project’s soffit, fascia, and canopy. You can use these for horizontal and vertical installations and in a variety of pan conditions. Whether they are being used for porch ceilings, canopy installations, or roof eaves, these can provide a simple but attractive finishing touch to a commercial building project. 

  • FW
  • Marquee-Lok/Marquee II
  • Matrix
  • MCP

Metal Shingles and Simulated Tile

Combining both the curb appeal and aesthetic look of traditional shingles, slate, ceramic, or cedar tiles with the same performance as metal, these have become a popular choice for commercial building projects. They are an easy, fast, reliable, and affordable solution. In a variety of colors and styles, metal shingles look realistic, are durable, and energy-efficient. 

  • Met-Tile – Metal Roof Tiles
  • Milan (Steel Shingles)

Insulated Metal Panels

These are the cutting edge of any of the metal building products. IMP’s (Insulated Metal Panels) is a composite panel that consists of a metal skin exterior coupled with a polyisocyanurate insulation foam core. They provide superior weather-tightness and boast around a three-hour fire rating. This means they are ideal solutions for and commercial buildings that have specific climate-control needs. They are created by a continuous poured-in-place manufacturing processing and can be used vertically and horizontally. Plus they also look aesthetically pleasing. 

  • Green Span Profiles

Standing Seam and Concealed Fastener Wall Systems

A standing seam roof system includes a series of panels that are supported and connected by raised seams above a flat surface. Instead of sitting flush against the roof deck, the seams allow the panels to snap together and snap together with a mechanical interlock without being exposed or visible. As well as providing a modern, sleek look and standing seam system allows panels to contract and expand with altering temperature which helps them to stand the test of time. 

  • Maxima
  • 138T & 238T
  • Meridian
  • Medallion-Lok
  • MasterLok-90/MasterLok-FS
  • Mirage II
  • Medallion I/Medallion II
  • Instaloc

Choosing the right metal roofing for commercial buildings is a big decision. The expectation and expense shouldn’t outweigh choosing the right roofing contractor to ensure your roofing solutions are installed properly. Get in touch with us today for more information. 

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