Why invest in asphalt shingles roof, when you know there exists metal roofing system which is better in many ways than the conventional asphalt shingle roofing system. Metal roofing in Ontario has been gaining popularity as it provides more protection to your home.
If you’re thinking about installing the new metal roofs to your house, then you need to know the types of metal roofing systems that exist. I’m going to compare here the types of metal roofing system so that you get a better idea.
Sheet metal roofing systems are classified as hydrostatic – low slope and watertight or hydrokinetic – steep slope and water-shedding. These systems fall into three categories based attachment method and panel size: tiles or shingles, standing-seam systems; and panels.
- Sheet Metal Shingles
Sheet metal tiles or shingles are stamped metal shingles with decorative textures and finishes. Commercially available shingles simulate cedar shingles or clay tiles, and they are available in different decorative shapes.
As determined by the IBC (International Building Code), metal roof shingles are the interlocking metallic sheets which have a weather exposure installed of about three sq. feet. Metal shingles are susceptible to blow-offs and are very light. Metal shingles are easily affected by crushing if someone walks on a surface.
Wood shake shingles have now gone better. Rendered in the steel and authentically crafted, the metal shake shingles bring natural and warm wood shingle’s look to the home. Plus, they’re light in weight and fully recyclable.
- Sheet Metallic Panels
These metallic panels are also hydrokinetic roofing system and most suitable for the roofs. Panels come in various profiles, thicknesses, and sizes. Heavy gauge metallic panels apply to warehouses, and they can be attached directly to structural framing.
The Economic benefit of the direct-attachment system is that metallic panels provide waterproofing, roof sheathing, and structural diaphragm.
Usually, the installers make use of exposed fasteners in the sheet metal panel systems. And often they become systems’ weak link. These fasteners have to be set over gaskets or elastomeric washers, which will eventually require a replacement as the performance life is quite short compared to the metallic panels.
- Standing-Seam Systems
This metal roofing system features narrow, long panels. Long edges of the panels are oriented from valley or ridge to gutter. Vertical, upright edges which are folded closed onto a site join long panels. Proprietary, then, snap interlocking seams together and simplifies the installation.
The only type which is applicable for the low-slope roofs is the standing-seam system because, with use of the seams, it can be made watertight. Standing-seam systems are also applicable for the steep-slope architectural roof.
The standing-seam systems don’t feature exposed fasteners, so there’s nothing more to maintain. Sheet metal roofing systems designed with ventilation and insulation and coated with highly reflective surface proves to be cost effective for cooling and heating.
Are you thinking about installing the new metal roof for your home? If yes, then you should check out or contact ATAS Metal Roofing, as they’re the leading manufacturer of ceilings and metal roofing.