The roof is undeniably one of the most important parts of a building. It shields your family members, employees, etc., from bad weather. If you are looking for an experienced NYC roofing contractor, look no further than A. Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing. We specialize in sheet metal roofing systems.
Sheet metal roofing systems often feature large, flat metal panels. The 26-gauge coated panels can weigh approximately one pound per square foot. Due to the sizes of the metal panels, sheet metal roofs work best on large and unbroken expanses, especially where minimum cutting is needed. Some of the most common sheet metal roofing materials include zinc alloys, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and steel. Each of these metals features varying properties that affect appearance, price, and durability.
Zinc alloys are chosen for their durability, exceptional weathering, and strength. Copper is a stellar choice because it has no finished layer that peels or scratches. Although copper will turn into a beautiful verdigris over time, it does not rust. What’s more, this metal is soft enough to be easily tooled. Aluminum is another metal people go for due to their lightweight and rust-free properties. In most cases, aluminum is used for residential sheet metal roofing.
Steel is currently the most popular option for sheet metal roofing. As they are heavier, steel is sturdier than other metals like aluminum. It requires multiple coats of paint and finishes to protect it from corrosion and rust. If you are planning to install steel roofing, you will most likely require fluorocarbon coating to protect it from the elements. Stainless steel doesn’t require the same coatings. They are naturally corrosion-resistant and rust-resistant.
New York City is home to a wide variety of expensive properties. When you are considering installing a new roof, you will want to choose a material that can last as long as your house or commercial building. Sheet metal can easily shed snow, survive high winds, and completely seal out water. It is also resistant to rot, insects, mildew, and fire. Sheet metal roofing systems have been proven to last two to three times longer than traditional systems. This means that they can last between 10 and 20 years on average.
Let’s begin with the fact that sheet metal roofing materials can be installed on gently pitched roofs, without increasing the risk of leaks. Next, metal can reflect radiant heat from the sun. By minimizing midday heat gain, you can increase energy efficiency. Metal contracts and expands as it cools and warms. Modern sheet metal roofs come with fastening systems that account for movement. Safety is always ensured.
Sheet metal is given a Class A fire rating. This means that the material has the highest level of fire resistance. Installing sheet metal roofing is easy. As they come in sheets, the time needed to install your roof is shorter. This is important if your old roof was stripped off and a storm is approaching.
A. Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing is a full-service residential and commercial roofing specialist. We have been in the business for more than 40 years and have served a diverse clientele in the New York area. Our roofing technicians can inspect your building and propose the most effective roofing solution. Talk to our experienced sheet metal roofing consultants today and get a free quotation!