What is Metal Roofing?
The metal roof system consists of metal sheets, panels or tiles that serve a highly utilitarian purpose but also have aesthetic value. Though metal roofs have been used for centuries, it’s becoming one of the more prevalent types of roofing for commercial and industrial buildings. The lower lifetime cost, energy savings and sustainability are cited as some of the most compelling reasons for business owners to choose a metal roof for their commercial building.
Northeast Industrial Roof is 100% focused on commercial and industrial roofing, and we’re dedicated to helping you find the right type of roof for your commercial building.
Types of Metal Roofs
Galvanized steel is composed of an inner steel core and an outer layer of zinc to protect the core from corrosion and extend the life of the roofing.
Galvalume steel is similar to galvanized steel, except the coating is a blend of zinc and aluminum. This blend further protects the roofing from corrosion.
Weathering steel is not ideal for use on structural roofing, but is often used on accent roofs and with the understanding that weathering steel is designed to intentionally rust to create a protective outer layer that does require specific maintenance.