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When homeowners are looking for an attractive yet affordable steep slope roof, more and more Champaign roofing professionals are recommending metal. A steep slope metal roof is one that has a pitch of 3:12 or more. Roofs of this style are environmentally friendly, have an inviting aesthetic appeal, require little maintenance and are lightweight and wind resistant.

Steep slope metal roofs accelerate the speed that water runs off them. They also make it difficult for debris, mold and mildew to accumulate on them. Since water cannot pool, it is less likely that they will be affected by acid rain or UV degradation. Because of their durability, metal roof manufacturers will guarantee their products for 20 to 40 years.

Metal roofs contain, at a minimum, 25 percent recycled material. This has prompted environmentally conscious builders and architects to take notice. In a commercial setting, the use of a steep slope metal roof can lead to building owners getting LEED credits for using green construction. At the end of the metal roof's life, it is 100 percent recyclable.

Using cool metal roofing can drastically decrease the amount of energy a building uses. Heat deflecting coatings can be applied to the roof, decreasing energy costs by 40 percent or more.

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A steep slope metal roof system will weigh between 30 and 40 pounds for every 100 square feet. This means that they are the lightest roofing system. This is an important thing to consider, especially when designing a roof in an area that is earthquake prone.

Since steep slope metal roofing systems have interlocking fastening systems, they are perfect for use in areas that have high winds. Many of these systems have been tested to endure severe wind uplifts.

Metal roofs can come in a variety of metals. Steel, zinc and copper are just a few of the options that are available. To guarantee they perform their best, the majority of these materials are protected using a durable coating. Metals like zinc and copper are left unprotected because they produce a protective patina naturally.

Steep slope metal roofs can be divided into two categories, structural roofs and architectural roofs. A structural roof is built on top of an open frame. However, they can also be built over a solid deck. An architectural steep slope metal roof will always need a solid deck underneath them. Usually, this decking material is made from plywood or OSB board.

Regardless of whether a building owner uses an architectural or structural steep slope metal system, they can be sure that they are getting something that is durable, sustainable and attractive.

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