Will Metal Roofs Ever Rule the World?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 25, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is the second most popular roofing material for both residential and commercial contractors (first place in residential is steep-slope asphalt, single-ply roofing for commercial).

Metal roofing is economical, sustainable and versatile, and consumers are continuing to become more aware of the benefits of installing a metal roof. As this happens, it is quite possible that one day metal will become the number one roofing material for residential and commercial construction.

Cost-saving benefits of metal roofs include a life of 40+ years, lower maintenance costs, durability to withstand severe acts of nature, lower heating and cooling expenses, and a shorter installation time.

Along with cost-savings, owners of commercial and residential buildings are continually looking for ways to increase sustainability and energy efficiency. According to the Metal Construction Association, “metal is one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable building materials available.” Today’s metal construction products contain 25-95% recycled materials and are virtually 100% recyclable.

Metal is the most versatile building material due to its flexibility and the variety of finishes available. Home and business owners can use metal to create virtually any look they want.

Metal roofs are not only popular with new construction but also with retrofits as it can make an old building look new again and adds energy efficiency and sustainability that are often lacking in old commercial buildings and homes.

When installing a metal roof, consider the RoofLoc® SCRAIL® system developed by the BECK Fastener Group® to install metal roofing and facades quickly and efficiently. The pneumatic FASCO® Roofing Installation Tool and the patented RoofLoc® SCRAIL® perform two times faster than collated screws and eight times faster than bulk screws. To learn more about the RoofLoc® SCRAIL®system, download the product brochure.

 Download Product Brochure: SCRAIL RoofLoc System

Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

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