Metal roofing is a popular choice for commercial applications because it’s beautiful, offers low-maintenance, and durable; often lasting 2 to 3 times longer than an asphalt-based system. Highly resistant to the elements, it can be installed on low or steep-sloped roofs, and is available in a variety of styles and colors to match any building design.
Like any other elements that make up a building exterior envelope, a metal roof has several basic elements that, when designed and installed properly, will provide a building with a roof surface that will yield decades of satisfactory service.
A metal roof is a functional element of a building that has certain wind load resistance responsibilities. It is certainly responsible for protecting the interior contents from the exterior atmospheric elements, but it has to have the capacity to remain in place to provide this protection. As has been evidenced by the effects of hurricanes, tornadoes, and the like, their capacity to withstand such devastating forces is unsurpassed in the roofing industry.