Metal roofing systems are one of the fastest growing segments of the roofing industry. They are extremely durable, and energy efficient. They provide exceptional resistance to adverse weather conditions, including high wind, hail and snow.
Metal roof systems fall into three basic steep-slope roofing applications.
- Architectural Metal Panel roof systems, that shed water and are designed for use on steep-slope roofs.
- Structural Metal Panel roof systems, which are used on both low-slope and steep-slope roofs. They are used for low-slope roofs because of their water barrier, or hydrostatic characteristics.
- Metal shingle panel systems, provide the same hydrostatic properties, and are often used for smaller roof areas.
Metal roofing systems are manufactured in many colors and architectural styles. They are available in traditional vertical standing seam profiles, or made to resemble wood shake, clay tiles, slate, or shingles.
Ice barrier roofing underlayment is required by the International Building Code for steep slope roofs in regions where ice forms at roof edges making a 'dam', causing water to back up under shingles and leak. Proper attic insulation and attic air ventilation can help eliminate water from leaking from melting snow due to heat entering the attic. The ice barrier membrane is required regardless if insulation and ventilation are correct. For Chicagoland, R-49 insulation is required by the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code for residential occupancies and R-30 for commercial.
The system must be installed to the manufacturers installation instructions, the listing, where applicable, and the building code.
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Professional Chicagoland Roofing Council contractor roofing technicians understand the complexity of all types of roofing and get the installation done right the first time. Contact a CRC Contractor that has the equipment, workforce and technology to get your roof done right.