Metal Roofing vs Flat Roofs

Metal roofing has been used on all kinds of structures for many years, and for good reason. They are weather-resistant, low-maintenance, cost-effective, sustainable, and even recyclable! But can they be used for all types of roofs, especially if you have a flat roof? Find out below!

For Roofs That Have Zero Pitch

If your home or building has a roof that is completely flat, then metal would not be the best choice. When heavy rains come, water will often pool on the roof as it makes its way toward the drainage system. This can cause rusting to occur on metal roofs, which will ultimately weaken it in time.

What’s the better solution? A seamless solution made from synthetic materials like modified bitumen, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and synthetic rubber (EPDM) is just what you need. Our experts can recommend the right solution for your zero-pitch roof!

For Low-Pitched Roofs

Metal works wonderfully on flat roofs that have a low pitch! Known for its durability, metal roofs are a green solution that can last several years and require very little maintenance. There are two types to consider for your flat metal roof: standing seam and MasterRib® – or corrugated metal panels.

The standing seam roofing solution is customized to fit your home precisely and features a full, seamless, interlocking panel system that has no exposed fasteners. Our corrugated metal panels solution is also a full, seamless panel system that is custom cut to fit your home’s dimensions. The difference is that it is screwed together with exposed fasteners. Both solutions are perfect for low- and steep-pitched roofs.

Trust Ferguson Roofing

Considering getting a metal roof for your home or business? Allow our professional roofing specialists to help! We have the knowledge, experience, and quality products it takes to install a metal roof properly. Call us at (314) 521-6917 in Missouri or (618) 212-1912 in Illinois to learn more or schedule an appointment!