Today's metal roof and wall systems are exceptionally durable, due to enduring metals like zinc, copper, stainless steel, and aluminum with a high performance paint system, which are designed to protect the metal for decades, while the patina that forms on non-coated copper or zinc protects the metal from the elements naturally. Stainless steel made of high grade alloy has a permanent and durable finish perfect for all environments. Our wide range of metals help the design to retain its appearance and ensures that the building materials keep their aesthetic appeal and property value over time.
Metal Roof and wall components and preformed shapes can be bent, crimped and twisted to meet the most challenging building requirements, to bring added drama and imaginative design to the exterior of any building. Metal offers virtually unlimited architectural creativity with a vast array of shapes, profiles, textures and an ever-growing palette of colors, it adapts to stand out or blend in with the environment.
Metal roofs have long been considered the most cost effective roofing systems, due to a low life cycle cost. Now there is proof, thanks to a new study conducted by the Ducker Organization. Some of the participating building owners expect the metal roof systems to last 41.6 years, compared to 20.5 years for single-ply systems and 23.0 years for asphalt systems. Even the average maintenance cost of only $0.10 per square foot per year for metal roofs, versus $0.26 for single-ply roofs and $0.17 for asphalt systems is lower.
Green building design is becoming an increasingly important consideration. Metal roof systems are considered an environmentally responsible choice for buildings of all types. It is important to note, for example, that metal typically has a recycled content of at least 25 to 60 percent and metal is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life, thereby contributing to the recycled content of future products. Metal roofs are also sustainable their extremely long service lives lower the demand for energy and raw materials to produce replacement systems.
Lower construction and maintenance costs are not the only way metal roof systems can improve the bottom line. Lower energy costs are another. An increasing number of local, state and/or federal initiatives and codes are now requiring roofs on commercial buildings to have a minimum solar reflectivity and thermal emissivity in order to reduce energy consumption, to lower the air-condition consumption and therefore the energy costs. The same principal works on residential homes, Build Green - Stay Cool and save money.