Metal roofing systems are a classic, popular go-to choice for many commercial enterprises for many reasons. Although metal roofing systems tend to be more expensive than other systems, such as TPO, during initial installation, they are the longest-lasting roofing system option. This means that despite a larger initial investment for installation, these roofs are actually cost-efficient and save money in the long run because they very rarely need to be replaced and repairs are easy and low-cost.
Metal Roof Options
A great choice for many clients because it tends to be a lower-cost option with regard to materials and installation. This metal roofing option is less expensive than others because the materials come in sheets which are easily fastened to one another, cutting down on installation time and labor costs. R-panel roofing is durable, long-lasting, and weather-resistant, making it a great option for a metal roofing system that is less expensive with regard to installation costs but that still possesses the same advantages with regard to protection, durability, and easy maintenance. This type of roofing system can also be retro-fitted over existing shingle roofing systems, rather than requiring an entire roof removal and replacement for clients who wish to switch from shingles to metal.
AG Panel Roof
This option is similar to r-panel roofing, in that the materials come in interlocking sheets that can be easily installed as well as retro-fitted over existing roofing systems. These panels, however, have lower “ribs” or interlocking sections for a lower physical profile and a sleeker look. The major difference between R-panel and AG panel roofing systems is a matter of personal preference for building style.
Standing Seam Roof
Standing seam differs from both R-panel and AG panel systems because the through-fasteners that interlock the panels are concealed. Standing seam roofing is thicker than R-panel or AG-panel metal roofing, and provides a different aesthetic look due to the concealment of fasteners and seamless look of the interlocking panels.