BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING & WALL PANELS
There are many factors to weigh when choosing the right roof and wall panels for your building project. A key benefit of metal roofing and wall panels is that they positively impact the building’s performance by being a durable and sustainable solution. Many of the metal roofing and wall panels advantages outperform traditional shingles. Metal panels can help you achieve all the functional and aesthetic needs of your building’s design.
A significant advantage of metal roofing and wall panels over traditional roofing materials is longevity. Due to the long-lasting nature of steel, your roofing and wall panels will have a longer lifespan and won’t need to be replaced as frequently compared to traditional building materials.
Based on a study by the Metal Construction Association (MCA), the life-expectancy of low-slope, unpainted Galvalume® — 55% aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel — steel standing seam metal roofing (SSR) system is 60 years. With the average service life of a commercial building also being 60 years — according to LEED v4 — it’s unlikely a Galvalume metal roof will need replacing.
Another one of the metal roofing and wall panels benefits is durability. 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 the following:
- Fire resistance
- Wind resistance
- Air leakage prevention
- Water leakage prevention
Capable of withstanding up to 140 mph winds, ABC’s metal roof & wall panels are strong contributors to durable, weathertight building envelopes.
SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
One of the metal roof and wall panels advantages is that they are sustainable and energy-efficient:
- Roofing made out of 25-35% recyclable materials
- Virtually 100% recyclable by the end of the roof’s life-span
- ABC’s metal roofing systems are coated with infrared reflective Cool Roof finishes
- Strong host for other energy0efficient or even energy-producing building materials
- May be used with insulation
- Ideal for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
Using 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.