5 Things to Consider When Buying Metal Roof Panels
- On April 17, 2022
Metal roofs can greatly boost the curb appeal of your home and protect your home for years. They are long-lasting and durable, helping you save money and energy. Metal panels are fire and hail resistant and a worthwhile investment in your residential or commercial property. Here is what you need to look at to find the best metal roofing panels for your home.
5 Determining Factors When Buying Metal Roof Panels
The roof slope is usually the first factor that can eliminate some metal panels. By looking at the roof slope, you will have an easy time narrowing down metal roofing options. The two types of roof slopes that should be considered are:
- A Low-Slope Roof: This roof slope is mainly found in commercial roofs, and the slope is less than 3:12. The low-slope roof has a simpler geometry making it less costly to construct and utilizes fewer materials, thereby reducing the material costs. However, some metal panels are not recommended for less than 3:12 slopes.
- A Steep Slope Roof: This type of slope roof is common in residential buildings, and its slope is greater than 3:12. This type of roof slope is perfect for locations that have higher snow loads since it eliminates the probability of ponding water. The steep slope is more of an aesthetic consideration since the roofing system is usually a visible part of the building structure. Very steep slopes 10:12 and higher can result in additional installation costs as they are labour intensive and more complex to install.
Location or Climate
The project’s location and local climatic conditions are important when choosing metal roof panels. If you live in an area that experiences snow or hailstorms, be sure to select roofing panels that are resistant to such weather conditions.
Engineering design factors may limit the use of some roofing products because they may not be strong enough to withstand roof pressure that acts on the building. With technical expertise from your roofing contractor, you can find the right panel for your roofing project.
Roof geometry refers to an overview of how the finished roof looks, including special considerations like valleys, ridges, and hips. Different conditions go along with various roof types, and they will determine whether the roof geometry is complicated or simple. The roof geometry will impact the panel type that may or may not be used. Some panels will be perfect for low slope roofs, while others may be ideal for low roof slopes with a valley.
Although some metal roofs have an expected lifespan of over 30 years, it is prudent to ensure the roof comes with a warranty to guarantee its longevity. You need to know what warranties you will be getting and who they are from. For your metal panel roofing, you should get warranties that cover the product, installation workmanship, and integrity of raw materials that go into the roofing product. Metal roofing panel warranties are determined by different factors like the corrosivity of the local area, the grade of coating used on the roof, the roof pitch, and whether the roof had a paint coating over its protective coating.
We Offer Safe Metal Roofing Installation
Ironclad Roofing is a leader in metal roofing installation. Our steel roofing panels are impenetrable to rodents and pests and are unaffected by mold, mildew, fungus, and moss. At Ironclad Roofing, we can cater to your aesthetic preferences with four high-quality colour options, including onyx black, umber brown, ruby red, and jasper grey. With our extensive warranty, you can rest assured that you are investing in superior quality and long-term peace of mind.
If you are thinking about replacing your roof, our certified metal roofing experts can assist you today. Visit us online to set up a free estimate, or call 647-424-0341 today to schedule a consultation and get answers to all your metal roofing questions.
Also Read: A Complete Guide to Metal Roofing Panels