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Metal Roofing | Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX

Matt Parker - Friday, September 15, 2017

While metal roofing may cost more than some other roofing initially, it pays for itself over time and offers a number of advantages. For example, it maintains its appearance and can last a life time with a minimum of care. It is easier to clean, and many decades into the future, it can be refinished to like new condition and appearance as often as is required. Metal roofing offers the strength of steel, and can last a lifetime, and beyond. Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX can provide the metal roofing you require.

Metal Roofing | Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX

The Basics

Metal roofing is measured in gauge. Gauge ranges from 29 to 22 gauge, and the lower the number is, the thicker the metal will be. In addition, metal roofing is painted with a variety of paints varying from acrylic, urethane, silicone, or resin based. Kynar Hylar and Mylar are resin based paints that are long lasting, and resists weathering and color fade, sheds dirt easily, and is resistant to mildew and algae. For additional information, contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX .

Have an Existing Roof in Need of Repair?

Across the nation, there are metal roofs 100 years old and older remaining in good condition. In fact, they could last indefinitely with only slight maintenance. Eventually, all metal roofs will begin to rust, and require repair. The maintenance is minimal with annual cleaning, and ensuring the gutters are not clogged. Decades down the road, your roof may require some repair due to rust. However, if you keep it clean, remove debris routinely, and take care of the rust when it first begins with restoration and paint, your roof will last a lifetime, or beyond and still look great. Longhorn Construction offers metal roof restoration and repair. Furthermore, our products can stop leaks and rust. Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX today for a free estimate.

Other Advantages

Metal roofing can enhance your commercial building's appearance and value, while saving energy. For southerly locations where heat is the greatest problem, choosing a light color or white metal roof will increase those savings even more. Lighter colors reflect sunlight, helping to prevent heat gain and maintain a cooler temperature down below. White is the best for reflecting heat, but light colors will help substantially as well. Metal roofing is available in a broad range of colors, providing you with roofing options for increasing your building's aesthetics. Summer isn't the only time you will save when you install a metal roof.  During the winter, it will reflect heat back into the building, saving you money year round. The roof will pay for itself over time with energy savings, and with simple, low maintenance. When compared to other roofing, metal is the investment that keeps on giving. Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX to schedule a free estimate.

In addition, a metal roof will prevent the penetration of hail, and stands up well to blowing debris. It is also fire resistant, and may qualify you for a deduction with your insurance company.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX offers experienced roofers with the expertise required to assure the performance and lifespan of your metal roof. For more than 40 years,  Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX has installed more than 3 billion square feet of commercial roofing throughout the state of Texas.

Architecturally and Environmentally Friendly

Metal roofing has the flexibility to accommodate curves and complex angles, and is often chosen by contractors for its ease of use and long term reliability. Furthermore, metal roofing contains from 20% to 56% recycled steel, and when the end of its service life finally comes, it too can be recycled.

Fastening Options

There are several options for fastening the metal roof system to the roof deck or structural framing. Fastening options include:

Screw fasteners that penetrate the metal roof panels securing them to the deck. This method is more economical and fairly strong, but are more likely to develop leaks than other options. However, this is the traditional method and includes hundred year old roofs. Periodic inspection and roof repair when required can prevent problems.

Metal roofing using concealed fasteners located within the metal seam is used for the standing seam roofing system. The clips hold the adjoining roof panels together, and  are fastened to the roof substrate. The clips are not exposed to the elements for leaks to occur. Standing seam systems also offer a variety of seam leg height. This is important because the higher the seam leg, the stronger the roof. 

The clip is also available in a variety of thickness (gauge). The clip gauge helps to establish the minimum wind-uplift resistance requirements for a specific roof. For example, wind prone areas will use a heavier gauge clip, and closer distancing of the clips. This will provide a stronger roof capable of resisting wind damage.

While it seems simple, there are in fact a number of considerations in metal roof installations. The professionals of Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX offer extensive experience, with 3 billion square feet of commercial roofs installed. A feat that is almost unmatched in the entire nation.

Whether you need metal roof repair, or the installation of a new metal roof or other roofing, Longhorn Commercial Roofing in Houston, TX provides first quality craftsmanship. Contact our roofing professionals for answers to your questions, to schedule a free roofing estimate, or to schedule an installation. We proudly serve the State of Texas.

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