Commercial Metal Roof Installation

Choosing a Metal Roof for Your Building

Install the Right Commercial Metal Roof

Metal makes for a long-lasting, extremely durable commercial roofing system. When they’re manufactured and installed right, metal roofing systems will last longer and perform better than almost all other commercial roofing systems. They can be more expensive than other systems, however, ranging from around 5-12 dollars a square foot. A building owner that keeps theirs long term should be able to look past the higher initial investment, because metal roofs last 30 to 40 years and other commercial systems have a 15 to 20 year life span.

When it comes to choosing the type of metal roofing, owners and property managers need to consider a lot of things, such as the area’s weather; the building’s structural integrity, form, the pitch of the roof; and local building code requirements.

Choosing the Type of Metal
Steel, aluminum, copper, and zinc are the most common metals used for commercial roofing. Steel is galvanized or coated for protection, while aluminum is usually painted or anodized for added strength. Copper is durable, has a proven lifespan, and a patina that looks great. Zinc is popular because it resists corrosion and its low-gloss look.

The metal’s thickness, or gauge, factors into the expense of the roofing system as well as the building’s ability to handle the structural loads. Metal roofing materials can range anywhere from 3 gauge to 30, translating into approximately $120 to $350 per square (10 x10 square feet) when installed. A 26 gauge metal roofing product weighs between 0.9 to 1 pound per square foot, compared to a 29 gauge product weighing between 0.60 to 0.65 pound per square foot. A lower gauge, meaning greater thickness, is usually chosen for its durability. But, their heavier weight makes installation tougher, and the greater thickness will make the metal harder to bend and work with.

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The Roof’s Connections and Configurations
Commercial Metal Roof Repair CompaniesThere are multiple forms of metal commercial roofing, like horizontal or vertical panels and sheets, which are found most often in commercial projects, in addition to tiles and shingles. the connections between the panels can be performed with different profiles, affecting the roofing system’s durability and its need for maintenance. Vertical options for metal roofing panels are standing seam, through-fastened, and batten seam. Standing seams bring the edges of two adjacent panels together in a single or double fold thats perpendicular to the plane of the roof. Through-fastened panel’s ribs are mechanically attached using threaded fasteners and washers. Batten seam roofs employ wood strips at the joints of the panels which are then flashed with a metal cap, interlocking with the panels.

The Insulation and Underlayment
Underlayment choices include self-adhering membranes, asphalt-saturated felt, and synthetic sheets, single ply when the roof slope is more than 18 degrees, two plies when the slope is 18 degrees or less. A slip sheet between the metal roofing and underlayment may have to be used, keeping the underlayment from sticking to the metal in extreme temperatures.

Especially important is a layer of insulation under the panels to minimize thermal bridging and also working as a sound barrier when there is heavy rain or hailstones. For installation over a solid deck substrate, rigid insulation boards are installed, which include extruded fiberglass insulation, expanded polystyrene, or  polystyrene panels.

Standards and Code Requirements
Building owners and property managers should check their local building codes for info on thermal insulation values, panel connection and fastening requirements load-bearing requirements, roof pitch, ventilation, and flashing details for their projects in addition to guidelines offered by professional industry associations and roofing material manufacturers.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663, provides commercial and residential roofing services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding area. This includes commercial metal roof repair and commercial metal roof installation. We’ve been providing professional commercial roofing services to the area for over 15 years. When you have questions about commercial metal roofing, give us a call.

Commercial Metal Roof Installation

Is a Metal Roof Right for Your Property?

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Through the years we at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors have observed the effects of weather like we have here in Texas, and the tremendous toll it takes on your roof. In cases where severe weather conditions persist, we highly recommend installing a metal roofing system.

Metal roofs, in the past, weren’t thought to be traditional roofing. But, they are gaining in popularity due to their features. They’re durable, lightweight, mostly maintenance free, fire retardant and energy efficient. Another great feature of metal is it can be formed to look like almost any other style of roofing. Also, metal roofs can have a life expectancy as long as 30 to 50 years.

Metal roofing is beneficial in a variety of ways. They provide excellent protection against all weather elements. One of the big reasons metal roofs are popular on commercial buildings is the snow removal factor. It slides off easily, leaving your roof free of the weight that standing snow can add.

Another advantage of metal roofing systems is ecological. Steel is the most recycled material in North America, making it a great environmentally friendly choice. The surfaces of metal roofs reflect solar energy and re-emit the heat, creating a more cost effective property. This reflective surface will also save you money in the long run with energy savings.

Its up to you as a building owner to decide which material will work best for your roof. Metal roofing does have a few disadvantages, but it can be the best choice for some properties. We can help assist you as you make the decision of what roofing system you would like to install on your property. Our experienced crew members are able to install any kind of metal roof that meets your requirements.

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Are you thinking of installing a metal roof on your property?  Here are some of the advantages of installing a metal roofing system on your property:

Long Term Financial Advantages

Many property owners are hesitant to install metal roofing materials because the upfront expenses are higher. Commercial Metal Roof Installation ContractorsHowever, when comparing to traditional roofing systems like asphalt shingles, metal roof owners usually save a lot of money in the long run. This is because a metal roof will have a life expectancy of 30 to 50 years or more, with a lifetime warranty. A property owner with an asphalt roof will probably be replacing their roof every 10-20 years.  A metal roof, however, could be the last roof you ever have to install.

Another great financial selling point for metal roofs is that they may reduce your property insurance, depending on your insurance company you are with and the type of policy you have.  Metal roofs are more fire resistant and they hold up better in extreme weather than other roofing materials.

Energy Efficiency

Metal naturally reflects the sun’s heat.  This can be a big selling point to property owners that have large cooling and heating expenses for their properties.

Its Very Versatile

Metal as a material is becoming more versatile.  You can employ many different shapes, colors and thicknesses of metal roofing that look like shake, slate, standing seam, tile and traditional shingles.

Metal panels and shingles can also be made of a variety of materials:

Zinc or Aluminum coated steel
Stone coated steel
Lead and tin coated soft metals

If you think a metal roof might be the right fit for your property, it will make your property look unique and modern while you enjoy the energy savings and dependability as well.  In Texas, metal roofs are becoming more and more popular on commercial buildings and growing in popularity and beauty.  Call us at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors at (512) 333-7663 if you’re interested in having a metal roofing system installed on your property.


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