Understanding Architectural Metal Roof and Facade Cladding
|Issues||Common Myths and perceptions||Solutions|
|Rusts||Being "metal”||Use of non-ferrous materials|
|Noisy||Because of its thin metal surface||Full substrate support|
|Hot||Metal transfers heat easily||
Adequate maintenance-free and
|Close corrugation, large side edges and deep ribs||
Wide pan, thin straight edges
and low seam height
|Attracts Lightning||Metal roof attracts lightning||Lightning strike the nearest (highest) object, be it a metal or wood|
A proper sheet metal roof may have a higher initial cost. But in the long run, it ensures lower energy consumption, good weather-proofing, no pain-staking headaches of leaking issues, it is low maintenance, and it will avoid future costly re-roofing jobs.
Use of non-ferrous metals ensures these roofs lasts a life time and will be totally recyclable in the future.