Galvanized Steel Roofing
Galvanized steel roofing is made up of composite materials that include carbon sheet steel and heated zinc. Combined, these two materials make up the durable base that is galvanized steel. It’s a chemical bond that creates a strengthening building material that’s suitable for commercial use and virtually any building project you have in mind. What makes galvanized steel even more popular, however, is that it can be painted and somewhat customized to give the roof a final touch of perfection and beauty that will last over time.
What is Galvanized Steel Roofing?
Galvanized steel roofing is similar to Galvalume steel but has less composite zinc makeup than Galvalume, which also consists of silicone. Galvanized steel is instead covered with zinc to protect it from natural wear and tear through elemental and weather exposure. The longevity of galvanized steel, however, is still impressive and ranges well beyond the 20-year mark. This means that if you decide to invest in galvanized steel, you are still getting a stellar metal roofing solution.
How Does it Differ from Galvalume Steel?
As mentioned previously, one of the main differences between Galvalume steel and galvanized steel is their zinc makeup. Galvalume has more zinc engrained in its composite makeup, along with aluminum and silicone. Galvanized steel is merely coated with zinc, meaning that the zinc can eventually wear away and expose the metal underneath after many years of continued use. This shouldn’t deter you from considering galvanized steel for your next metal roofing project, because of its lasting strength and affordability, giving you great value for your money.
The protection that zinc offers galvanized steel is unlike anything else. Sure, you may eventually see it wearing after several decades of use, but you won’t see the zinc wearing off any time soon when you have your roof in place for the first 10 – 20 years. The climate and weather have an effect on the appearance of most roofs, metal or not, but the protective layer that zinc offers means that your galvanized roof has the potential to look great for longer. We also offer maintenance services to keep your galvanized metal roof looking and feeling the best it can.
Over the years, galvanized metal has also become increasingly popular because of the sleek and refined appearance that it can offer most buildings. Both homeowners and commercial property managers are looking to integrate galvanized steel into their next metal roofing project because of its unbeatable strength, durability, and reliability, another major factor that property owners consider when upgrading to galvanized steel for their metal roof is the affordability. This is especially important for larger spaces that require more roof coverings, as the more space you are required to cover the more expensive metal roofing can be. However, galvanized steel provides a healthy balance of affordability, sturdiness, and accessibility. Not only that, but galvanized steel can also be painted and customized for residential and commercial metal roofing purposes.