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  • Metal Roofing Benefits

    ABC’s sustainable metal roofing and wall panels are durable, economical, energy efficient and offer a long life expectancy.

  • Advantages of Metal Roofing

    Key drivers in a building design’s success are increasing energy efficiency while reducing operating and maintenance costs. The key benefit of metal roofing and wall panels is that they positively impact building performance by providing longevity, durability and sustainability. These benefits outweigh the performance of traditional shingles.

    Longevity

    A study by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) showed the life-expectancy of low-slope unpainted 55% Al-Zn alloy coated, commonly referred to as Galvalume®, steel standing seam metal roofing (SSR) system is 60 years. The service life of a commercial building is also 60 years, according to LEED v4, essentially meaning a Galvalume metal roof does not require replacement. This benefits both building owners and the environment by lowering the demand to produce replacement roofing systems.

    Durability

    In addition to a long service life, metal is widely known as a resilient material and a strong match for extreme weather conditions. Supported by third party testing, ABC’s metal roofing and wall panels offer fire and wind resistance and prevent air and water leakage. Capable of withstanding up to 140 mph winds, ABC’s metal roofing panels are strong contributors to durable, weathertight building envelopes.

    Sustainability

    Made out of 25-35% recyclable materials and virtually 100% recyclable by its end of life cycle, ABC’s metal roofing panels provide energy efficiency throughout and beyond its composition. ABC’s metal roofing systems are coated with infrared reflective Cool Roof finishes; much of the sun’s infrared radiation is reflected and keeps the roof surface temperature lower than uncoated or traditional roofing materials, offering energy savings, including significant reductions in HVAC costs.

    Metal panels are strong hosts for other energy efficient, and even energy producing, building materials. ABC’s metal panels may be used with any type of insulation system and can support very thick insulation, maximizing a building’s performance. Additionally, metal roofs are ideal surfaces for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. PV systems can be installed on a metal roof penetration-free, resulting in high performance with minimal risk.

    All of these benefits make metal roofing the best choice for agricultural, commercial, residential and post-frame building applications. 


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