Steel roofs are a type of metal roof that are popular among warehouses and commercial buildings of the past. Steel roofs are cheap, durable and easy to maintain which makes then alluring for those building from scratch with not a lot of money to spare. Let’s look at steel roofs and what they offer consumers looking for a way to save money, get a durable roof and invest in their building’s future.
More About Steel Roofs
Steel roofs are made similar to metal roofs, utilizing steel pieces or tiles to form an intricate pattern that not only connects to the building itself but is held up by it, too. Steel roofs are one to two percent of the overall metal roofing industry, as they are a dying breed as many building owners are opting to go with greener options and cheaper materials.
Metal roofing, in general, was founded from the idea of steel roofing. This type of steel roofing started by using galvanized steel and steel scraps in patterns that formed a roof on smaller, commercial buildings. As technology and manufacturing expanded, larger pieces of galvanized steel and scrap were fused together to form pieces and tiles that could cover larger areas.
Steel roofing can be colored roofing, too. If a building has a particular colors or themes, color-coated steel roofs can be designed to match the exterior of the building giving it a complete look. Color-coated steel roofs are popular in Europe, most notably Sweden, Finland and The Netherlands.
Steel roofs are most durable during winter, when the weather is wet and cold. Many steel roofs can also be 100 percent recyclable, making them one of the greenest options for building owners looking to save the environment or make their impact felt less.
You won’t see as many steel roofs being built now as you will see them already in existence. As the push away from traditional construction methods and materials continues to drive people away from steel, you’ll find more traditional asphalt shingles in place, even on commercial structures across the country. Steel roofs were once the go to roof for commercial buildings and warehouses, now they’re slowly fading away.