Metal Roofing comes in a surprisingly wide variety of styles.
The overall appeal of metal roofing is that it resists high winds, hail, and is fire resistant. In addition to many of the manufacturers getting a Class 4 certification for their panels, several have taken the extra step to certify their products as energy efficient.
Painted surface metal panels can provide your building with an economical roofing surface that gives you great curb appeal while enjoying potentially reduced insurance premiums due to the Class 4 rating. A metal roof is both environmentally friendly and beautiful.
Traditionally, metal roofing is either painted with a long-lasting, fade-resistant finish or it comes treated for a longevity with a product allowing the panel to retain its natural metal look. Copper, aluminum, zinc, and tin are all common base materials.
However, a newer type of metal roofing material is composed of stone-coated steel panels made of galvalume or a similar base material with a simulated colored granular covering. Popular manufacturers include Decra and Gerard.
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