Affordability is one of the top reasons why a growing number of landowners are turning to pre-fabricated metal buildings as a solution. They’re highly cost-effective based on square footage and compared to traditional construction.
Another benefit is the use of steel for exterior siding and the roof. This material is extremely strong, nearly maintenance free, and made of the most recycled substance on the planet. Few materials have this collection of benefits going for them, and it makes steel an ideal roofing material. Here’s what you need to know about steel roofing.
The Only Roof You’ll Ever Buy
Metal roofs don’t degrade the way that most traditional roofing materials do. If properly installed, a quality metal roof is designed to last a lifetime. It’s possible that you won’t even have to budget for the usual repairs that come with a traditional roof.
Stands Up to the Weather
The design of a Miracle Truss® building allows for metal roof installations that provide superior wind resistance. It’s mainly because the metal panels interlock instead of just overlapping. When it comes to wind and snow loads, traditional roofs pretty much just depend on gravity to hold things in place.
Even with this extra strength, metal roofs weigh much less than their traditional counterparts. This helps to guard against structural movement, and that’s something to keep in mind if you’re in an area prone to seismic activity.
Metal roofs are far more adaptable for customized uses, tool. Many roofing materials need sealants for flashings, transitions, and dead valleys. That sealant usually has a finite lifespan. With metal roofing, these areas are simply flashed with matching metal. It’s more reliable than a sealant, and it’ll last the lifetime of the roof.
Safe and Efficient
Many steel buildings enjoy a lower insurance rate because metal roofs providing resistance to exterior causes of fire like airborne sparks and embers. Plus, when installed with thermal breaks, a metal roof can dramatically reduce summer cooling costs. This is enhanced further when you take advantage of the easy ability to insulate a Miracle Truss® building with standard batted material.
These benefits are just the start of why a metal roof is the perfect companion to your Miracle Truss® building. Our choice of colors also means that you don’t have to settle with something ordinary. Check out the current selection here, and get in touch if you’d like to see samples of our metallic finish options.