Commercial Metal Roofing
The Complete Guide
This guide is for you.
In this commercial metal roofing guide ››
You're going to learn everything you need to know about:
- The styles of metal roofing
- Color options with metal roofing
- Various panel types and how they work
- How to select a metal roofing contractor
- And lots more
Let's dive right in.
Table of Contents
What is Metal Roofing? • What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof? • Other Styles of Metal Roofing • Metal Roofing Manufacturers & Warranties • Metal Roof Color Options • How to Select a Metal Roof Contractor • Metal Roof Installation Video • Metal Roofing Pictures • Metal Roofing Project Videos • Metal Roofing Research
What is Metal Roofing?
For commercial buildings, metal roofing is one of the most popular commercial roof choices available today.
And when installed properly - a metal roof can offer decades of long-term performance.
Some metal roofing systems can last 100 years or longer.
So what is a metal roof?
A metal roofing system consists of overlapping metal roofing panels or shingles that are fastened to open framing or a solid substrate.
While some metal roofs use metal roof shingles...
In this guide, we will focus on the most common styles of modern commercial metal roofing systems.
First, let's take a look at standing seam metal roofs.
Below is a metal roofing for church with a standing seam metal roof system.
What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
A standing seam metal roofing system is commonly referred to as a "concealed fastener" roofing system.
Where the panel seams are fastened to a solid roof deck or open framing using concealed clips or flanges.
Some standing seam metal roofs utilize a seam cap while others (mechanically seamed panels) utilize an in-field mechanical seamer to create a "double-lock" seam.
A standing seam metal roof has the following unique design characteristics:
- Each standing seam panel includes (on the long sides) a vertical "leg" that joins its adjacent panel to form the "standing seam"
- The seam stands above the flat surface of the panel to prevent water entry
- Panel fasteners are concealed for a cleaner look
- Roof panels are not penetrated by external fasteners
Standing seam roof panels are available in a wide variety of designs options.
Designs vary in terms of how seams connect, how the panel is mounted, and the finished look.
Some standing seam panels include a wide flat surface, while others include striations or ribs in between seams.
Here are some examples of various standing seam metal roof panels ›
There are many more options available to accommodate nearly any type of sloped roof.
From curved roofs to architectural roofs to vertical walls.
Why choose a standing seam metal roof?
TPO roofing is one of the most popular types of flat roofs, but a standing seam metal roof is excellent for low or steep slopes.
Here are a few reasons why people choose a standing seam metal roof:
- They are long-lasting and come with long warranties
- They look great offering a modern architectural look
- Panels can be customized for special roof shapes
- They are energy efficient
- They can be mounted to a solid substrate or open frame
Other Styles of Metal Roofing
The following photos shows a metal roof system utilizing R-panels.
This system is distinct from standing seam in that it uses sealed exposed fasteners that penetrate each panel to hold it in place.
Here are a few other metal options for metal roofing systems. Metal roofing systems offer many benefits over comparable roof types. Available in a range of metals and colors, you may be able to match your metal roof and walls for the look you want. Check out these metal panel types.
Metal Roofing Manufacturers
The manufacture of quality architectural sheet metal products requires experience, ingenuity, and superior factory equipment. RestoreMasters installs only the best metal roofing systems from the nation's top manufacturers.
Metal Roofing Warranties
GUARANTEED BY THE MANUFACTURER
As a Certified Roofing Contractor for Berridge Manufacturing and Union Corrugating, RestoreMasters offers Watertightness Warranties up to 20 years.
Metal Roof Color Options
Commercial metal roofing comes in a variety of color options to match nearly any architectural roof design.
The chart below shows a few standard color options from Berridge Mfg. We are also able to match custom color requirements.
How to Select a Commercial Metal Roofing Contractor
Commercial metal roof installation requires an experienced commercial roofing contractor. Metal roofing is especially sensitive to thermal expansion. And complex metal roof systems require careful craftsmanship.
Look for a metal roofing contractor with the following qualifications:
- Is licensed, bonded, and insured
- Experience installing your type of commercial metal roof on multiple projects
- Experience managing staged roofing projects that may require parallel tear-off and installation
- Experience working with insurance companies on damage claims
An experienced roofing contractor can help you avoid leaks and major problems and provide an metal roofing systems that lasts for decades.
RestoreMasters has been honored with multiple years on the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies and consistently ranks among the Top 100 Roofing Contractors in the nation.
In addition to metal roofing, RestoreMasters offers: all common types of roofing systems, shrink wrap roofing, roof tarping, loose lay membrane roofing, emergency roofing & repair, water removal, water damage restoration, mold remediation, catastrophic damage inspections, property damage documentation, testing & damage reports, fencing & perimeter security, disaster recovery services, permanent roof replacement, interior restoration services. and general contractor services.
We have roofing & restoration locations across the country to serve you better.
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