DCI, The Expert Steel Building Accessories Supplier, Shares Insights Into The Standing Seam Commercial Roofs Trend
Looking for a durable, environmentally friendly, and a great-looking roof that fits perfectly your commercial building? Look no further than standing seam roofs. They tick all of those boxes and more, leading to their steady rise in popularity over the last few years. This article will go over the benefits that make them so favorable as well as our steel building accessories that let you get the most out of your new commercial standing seam roof.
Standing seam metal roofs have long been used on commercial buildings with good reason. They require much less maintenance than a traditional asphalt option and, with a typical lifespan of 50+ years, last decades longer. While the initial cost of this dependable metal roof installation is higher, it makes up for it over its lifetime.
Unlike other popular metal roof options which feature exposed fasteners, standing seam roofs do not require holes to be drilled through the metal roof material. For example, corrugated panels will have thousands of fasteners drilled straight through the metal, anchoring the panels to the roof. All of these exposed fasteners make it easier for water to penetrate, decreasing the lifespan.
Standing seam roofs, however, use clips to anchor the panels to the roof. These clips are drilled into the substrate and then the metal panels are simply clipped into place, making installation a breeze. With nothing penetrating the standing seam panels, there is no leakage and it lasts longer requiring far less maintenance.
The installation process is made even easier by the lightweight nature of these metal roofs. The panels can be transported and carried much more quickly than materials like tile and asphalt shingles. Less stress on the building’s structure is always a good thing.
Companies and building contractors have become more environmentally conscious over the last couple of decades leading to the standing seam roof’s rise in popularity as well. These metal roofs have the added bonus of being eco-friendly and energy efficient. Buildings with standing seam roofs will see decreased energy bills since the coated metal reflects much of the solar heat. Additionally, they are made of recycled materials and can be recycled again at the end of their life.
As previously mentioned, standing seam roofs are one of the most durable roof types. They can withstand virtually every weather condition – wind, rain, snow, sun – and, thanks to their unique anchoring style using concealed fastener clips, are able to flex with expansions and contractions of the building.
While maintenance is less frequently needed on this type of roof, it is inevitable that workers will need to be up there for one reason or another. So, with safety and protection for both the roof, worker, and roofer in mind, DCI offers one of the most essential steel building accessories for standing seam roofs, the Universal Safety Anchor.
These safety anchors are a must-have for working on standing seam roofs and can be secured permanently or temporarily. Regardless of the pitch or whether the building is commercial or residential, our Universal Safety Anchor will keep anyone working on or inspecting the roof tightly anchored without damaging the roof.
DCI HAS YOUR STEEL BUILDING ACCESSORIES
Design Components, Inc. offers a wide selection of steel building accessories for all of your commercial steel building AND roofing company needs. When work needs to be done on top of a standing seam roof, our Universal Safety Anchors provide the best protection in the industry. Design Components, Inc. is focused on providing superior quality accessories that closely follow OSHA safety standards.
Protect your employees and your roof with DCI! Give us a call at (800) 868-9910, email us at email@example.com, or request a quote.