Combining both utility and aesthetics, insulated metal roof panels from Metl-Span® are growing in popularity. Once used primarily for cold storage, this versatile building solution is ideal for numerous commercial and industrial projects. Insulated metal roof panels provide an air, water, and vapor barrier all in one product and are ideal for office buildings, schools, community buildings, athletic facilities, data centers, retail centers, and industrial warehouses.
Insulated metal roof panels have a design life of 50 years or longer. In fact, they can outperform traditional membrane roofs by many decades. Greater roof longevity helps reduce maintenance and repair expenses over the course of a building’s lifetime. Most field-assembled roof systems require numerous trades to install the components that serve as insulation and a moisture barrier. Such roof assemblies boost installation costs and allow more opportunities for errors or construction delays. Insulated metal roof panels streamline the installation process because they are a one-piece solution. Also, because the roof panels are lightweight, they are easy for a small team to install.
Most manufacturers cut roof panels to size and feature a simple clip-and-fastener system. This speeds up the installation process, reducing labor costs. It is also helpful to have an engineering department review the project to ensure the use of the roof panels fits the overall project design. For a successful installation, it is important to follow the panel installation guidelines. In addition to being practical, insulated metal roofs are also attractive and aesthetically versatile. Insulated metal roof panels come in a variety of designs and colors and are seamlessly integrated with insulated metal wall systems, as well as other wall assemblies.