The Durability of Metal Roofs

We know that in the South, there’s no time of year when we’re safe from severe weather. From tornadoes, strong thunderstorms, hail, and even the rare but potentially cold winter storms, we’re always bound to deal with some type of damaging weather. So, what does severe weather have to do with metal roofs? Well, the answer is simple, they are proven to be more durable! The configuration of a metal panel and structural components provide substantial improvements in structural strength. Hybrid structures blend the advantages of metal building systems with the strength of conventional steel to meet heavy loading and provide exceptional design opportunities.

Robert Zabcik, PE, recently said “…buildings with secure, storm-resistant roofing materials like metal are less prone to damage from hurricanes and high-wind events. Metal roofing’s strength and durability provide safety and security for building owners and occupants alike.”

Anyone looking to build a steel structure also need to know that standing seam metal roofing systems offer durable, long-term protection against virtually any type of weather, such as high winds, snow, hailstorms, and wildfires. In hurricane conditions, they are rated to withstand winds of 140 mph or higher (and have proven to remain secured to structures when properly installed).

Metal roofs are renowned for their sustainability and energy performance features, properties of which many architects and owners are unaware. When separated from other materials during the demolition process, these systems are 100 percent recyclable. Plus, with advanced coating systems, they reflect heat rather than absorb it—effectively cutting cooling costs and increasing building occupants’ comfort.

If you need a free quote on your metal building, give us a call at 501-262-0600 or contact us online for a detailed quote. Our team of engineers, designers, and architects will help you determine the needs for your metal building and provide you with a detailed quote to help you plan your next project!

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