There are many different types of commercial roofing options available to choose from. From expensive materials like tile or slate that will last 100 years to affordable but short lived roofing like built up or modified bitumen, commercial building owners always seem to be on the hunt for a commercial roof that will provide the best protection at the best price. Well, the answer is commercial metal roofing! Commercial metal roofs require virtually no maintenance over their 50 year lifespan and are resistant to every type of weather including fires and chemicals. That is why metal is so beloved by as both a commercial and industrial roof. For installation of your commercial metal roofing in Fate and Rockwall, TX, contact the Advanced Roofing Systems roofers today at (214) 247-7002.
Types of Commercial Metal Roofing
While expensive upfront, metal roofs quickly pay for themselves after a big storm hits and nothing is damaged, saving you money on repairs. They will also need little to no repairs over their 50-80 year lifetime, as well! While the core benefits of metal roofs are mostly the same, each type of commercial metal roof offers its own advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes, insurance companies will even give tax cuts to businesses who have a metal roof because of the lower risk of damage! Knowing your style preferences, energy efficiency needs, or climate can help you choose one of the commercial metal roofing systems. All metal commercial roofing is:
- Reflective and energy efficient
- Durable and waterproof
- Fire and chemical resistant
- Available in multiple colors
- Long lasting
Commercial Standing Seam Metal Roof
Standing seam metal roofs are very similar to corrugated metal roofs except that standing seam presents a cleaner appearance as the bolts don’t show. The panels are interlocked and “snap” together to create a seamless appearance, hence the name. The seamless interlocking panels help to provide waterproofing and dirt resistance. Standing seam metal roofs are among the most popular choices for commercial roofing, alongside steel. A commercial standing seam metal roof is available in two formats: mechanical lock or snap lock. Most commercial roofs will have mechanical lock standing seam roofs since they are designed for flat roofs. For installation or repair of your commercial standing seam metal roof in Fate and Rockwall, TX, call Advanced Roofing Systems at (214) 247-7002 today.
Mechanical Vs. Snap Lock Roofs
Mechanical Lock: Made for low slope and flat roofs, mechanical lock roofs are quick to install. Since mechanical lock standing seam roofs require welding and other more intense forms of interlocking the panels together, it is better for low sloped and flat roofs as it ensures the roof is completely seamless and that water will not be able to get through.
Snap Lock: Snap lock roofs are named so because they basically snap together, they are so easy to apply. While not literally the case, as hammers and other tools are used to ensure a seamless and tight fit, snap lock roofs are definitely easy to install. They are specifically designed for steep sloped roofs, as snap lock metal roofing is more easily malleable to be able to bend to the sharp curves that pointed roofs have. Snap lock standing seam roofs are more commonly seen on residential homes, but can be used on a commercial building if it has a sloped metal roof.
Commercial Steel Roof
Surprisingly the most lightweight of all metal roofing options, steel is a great choice if you are wanting a strong roof that won’t strain your building’s foundation. Coming with a zinc coating to protect it from rusting over its lifetime, steel roofs are also resilient to strong storms. They are also very affordable, costing less per square foot than their other metal counterparts, making them a great investment for large commercial or industrial buildings. For installation or repair of your commercial steel roof in Fate and Rockwall, TX, call Advanced Roofing Systems at (214) 247-7002 today.
Commercial Aluminum Roof
Commercial Corrugated Metal Roof
The most industrial looking of the metal roofing options, corrugated metal was once primarily only used for barns and sheds. Thanks to improvements in the style, corrugated metal is widely used for all types of commercial roofs and are even starting to show up on modern looking homes. Corrugated metal still maintains its industrial style by having the bolts attaching the panels visible, whereas standing seam metal roofs don’t. If you are interested in getting commercial corrugated metal roof installation in Fate and Rockwall, TX, Advanced Roofing Systems is the roofing company to call at (214) 247-7002!
Two of the most in-demand options for a commercial corrugated roof are the U panel or R panel. R panels are more low-maintenance, being able to be installed over existing roofs and lasting for more than 50 years, while U panels are used for decoration on the front of commercial buildings. As most metal roof panels are 29 gauge, a U panel is 26 gauge, giving it more attractive look that is desired for the front of commercial businesses. Both are quick and easy to install over existing roofs and provide great energy efficiency.
Get Your Commercial Metal Roof Replacement or Repair Today
Call Advanced Roofing Systems at (214) 247-7002 to learn more about how commercial metal roofing in Fate and Rockwall, TX can save you tons of money in energy efficiency savings over its lifetime. Out metal roofing contractors would be happy to help discuss the pros and cons of each of the commercial metal roofing products and help you find the perfect roofing system for your commercial building. We can repair, install, replace, or even apply a protective commercial metal roof coating over your roof to help restore and preserve the reflectivity and prevent rusting.