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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Flat Metal Roof Make the Homeowner’s World GoRound

Commercial IB Flat Metal Roof

A Flat Metal Roof is a type of top covering on a commercial or residential building. In contrast to the sloped form of an angled roof, a flat roof is horizontal or nearly horizontal. Materials that cover flat roofs should allow the water to run off freely from a very slight inclination.

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There are two basic classifications of metal roofing:

  • Structural – Structural metal roofing attaches directly to purlins or lathe boards and does not require any sort of solid support beneath it.
  • Non-structural (also known as architectural) – Nonstructural metal roofing requires a solid substrate beneath it, typically plywood, oriented strand board, or a metal roof deck.

Flat Metal Roof Systems typically vary from 40 to 150 pounds per 100 square feet, making them among the lowest weight roofing products available. Low weight places fewer demands on a building’s structure making metal roofing a great choice for retrofit projects. The light weight is also a benefit in locations prone to seismic activity.

Roofing Systems Carries the IB Flat Roof System that is as Beautiful as it is Tough as Nails

Low slope structural metal roofing consists of interlocking panels, commonly called standing seam roofing, that run vertically on the roof surface. These products can have a painted, mill-finish, or clear acrylic finish. To ensure water-tightness on roofs of less than 3:12 pitch, some products require machine seaming during installation.

Flat Metal Roofing Warranty

The long life and low maintenance of Flat Metal Roofing, combined with the savings from energy efficiency, give it a very attractive life-cycle cost.  Most metal roofing products carry manufacturers’ warranties lasting to 50 years or more. However, most products have been designed so that they can be refurbished on site for additional life once their original finish reaches its useful life. Many of the metals used in roofing have recycled content varying from 25% to 95%, often with much of that recycled content being in the post-consumer category. Metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable in the event they are ever removed.


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