Corrugated metal is just one of the many types of metal used in commercial roofing. It is made from galvanized steel that is rolled into a wavy pattern. Although the pattern varies, these large sheets of rolled metal can be stacked like tiles. It is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, durable, and easily transported. Corrugated metal is prefabricated for many different uses, one of which is metal roofing.
Corrugated metal roofing is among Apal Roofing’s many professional roofing specialities. Our expert team has been installing corrugated roofs in Wilmington for years, so we are in the know with techniques and product developments. Speak to us today for a free inspection and no-obligation quote.
Types of Corrugated Metal
Corrugated metal can take many forms and types though U-Panel and R-Panel corrugated sheets are among the most popular installed in Wilmington.
U-panel sheets have 26-gauge panels and are the most common choice for homes because they’re the most visually appealing. Installation is easy and more affordable because the existing roof does not need to be removed. The roof can thus be placed on top of an existing roof.
R-panel corrugated sheets are more durable and require less maintenance than other types of corrugated metal roofing materials. They last longer and are typically used more frequently on commercial buildings because they have a more rugged design.
Advantages of Corrugated Metal Roofs
Smooth Water Runoff Without the Noise
Corrugated metal roofs enable water runoff and are surprisingly quiet during a storm. A common misconception is that all metal roofs are loud, but if properly installed and insulated, this doesn’t need to be the case.
Strength and Durability
Galvanized steel already has excessive strength, but the corrugation process enhances this strength since the corrugation runs perpendicular to the grooves in the steel. It can last up to one hundred years if properly installed and maintained. Because steel and aluminum don’t rust or fade, it will look just as new as the day you had it installed. It’s also not vulnerable to termites, contributing to its longevity.
Corrugated metal is highly weather-resistant, which is a valuable asset in the Wilmington area. From storms to strong winds, corrugated metal roofing is one of the toughest materials you can use to protect your home or business. It can withstand storms much better than many other types of roofing.
Ease of Maintenance
Caring for your corrugated metal roof is a breeze. Just like all other metal roofs, a corrugated metal roof will enable runoff during a rainstorm and often cleans itself. However, you may have to inspect it twice a year and clean off any excess dirt or debris.
While any new roofing project will be quite the investment, corrugated metal roofing does present a more affordable option. Consider this against its long life, durability and ease of maintenance, and you will be saving in the long run. In addition, the fact that it can be installed over an existing roof is a huge cost benefit because the homeowner won’t have to pay for removal or haul away.
Corrugated Metal Roof Installation and Repairs
If you’re considering corrugated metal roofing on your home or commercial property, speak to Apal Roofing Wilmington today for more information and a free, no-obligation inspection and quote.
With years of experience servicing satisfied Wilmington clients, you can be assured your roofing needs will be in good hands.