Flat Roofing Systems Made of Sheet Metal Are Perfect for Outbuildings on Your Property
If you’re building, designing, repairing, or renovating an outbuilding—such as a garage or shed—on your property, this is a great opportunity to explore the benefits that steel roofing has to offer. A durable, long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, and energy-efficient solution, steel is being touted by many as the roofing system of the future, and it’s clear why. It’s the obvious choice for many newer homes, and its benefits can extend well past houses, covering any freestanding structure on your property. Here’s what you need to know about steel roofing:
Durable and Long-Lasting
Your typical galvanized sheet metal roof has a standard life expectancy of forty years. Compare that to an asphalt shingle roof, and it’s clear you’re making the right investment—the kind that lasts. With special coatings and treatments, you can extend that life even further. With proper care and maintenance, this longevity makes for an incredibly cost-effective solution to roofing your shed or garage. Used in a flat roofing system, you can save even more money by using less raw material.
Sustainability is the way of the future, as we as a people move towards being mindful of our resources and how best to use them. The sustainability offered by steel roofing is two-fold. First, the materials used in constructing a steel roof are in large part previously recycled—and can be recycled again at the end of their usable life. This reusability trumps other roofing systems, which can sometimes produce tremendous amounts of waste. When you combine this with fewer replacements and repairs, you get a roofing system that produces very little waste, and is incredibly sustainable.
Energy-efficiency in your home comes down to a mix of factors, including roofs, windows, and doors—all of which your outbuilding has—but also heating and air-conditioning, which your garage or shed may not have. To ensure that the space is kept relatively moderate in temperature, you need to rely more heavily on the other factors. A sheet metal roof with a reflective, high-emissivity coating can deflect heat, while an insulated metal roof can guard against heat loss in cool temperatures. Using flat roofing, or by giving it a low pitch, you’ll also have less space inside to insulate, as roofs with higher pitches create empty, largely unusable space in outbuildings, and can contribute to ice dams if not properly insulated. Selecting low-pitched, flat roofing made of galvanized steel is the most energy-efficient option for a garage or shed.
If you want a roof for your shed or garage that will be durable, long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, and energy-efficient, then steel roofing is the way to go.