Most large commercial buildings are built with flat roofs. It’s because a steep-slope roof would add excessive height and unnecessary construction cost. While there are a lot of flat roofing material options available, people tend to overlook metal.
So, are metal panels an ideal flat roofing material?
Excellent Water Resistance
Standing-seam metal roofing is engineered for low-slope roofing use. It meets numerous performance requirements for flat roofs.
Water and other forms of moisture don’t get through metal or properly standing seams where the panels are secured. With this material, you don’t have to worry about a leaking roof. The rigidity of the material prevents water from pooling on the roof. This is a common issue with asphalt and membrane roofing systems.
Water on a metal roof usually flows to the roof’s edge and into the gutters and downspouts. Some roofing systems drain water through the interior drainage, piped inside the building. However, it is prone to leaks and takes a lot of space.
Durability & Cost-Effectiveness
High-quality coatings on metal roofs provide long-term strength and durability. A metal roof can last for over 50 years when properly maintained. Low-slope roofing is more likely to get walked on and sustain damage from hail and other harsh elements. Metal roofs are more resistant to puncture and impact from foot traffic.
Metal panels are made to fit the structure where they are being installed. Shorter installation time and easier application mean savings on construction costs. A metal roof also requires minimal maintenance and doesn’t promote mold growth and decay.
Turn to Tedrick’s Roofing for all your roofing needs. Aside from superior roofing services, we also offer skylight installation, gutter replacement and attic insulation. Call us at (877) 212-9355 and (253) 499-9660. You can also complete our online form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Seattle, WA.