Are Metal Roofs the Only Option for Steel Buildings?

When we hear about steel buildings, the image that comes to mind is a steel building with a metal roof. While metal roofs are, indeed, the most common roofing solutions for steel buildings, there are other available choices as well – here are some ideas:

  • Shingle roofs – affordable, attractive and durable asphalt or composite shingles are great alternatives to metal roofs on any type of building, steel construction included. Shingles are easy to install, even without previous experience and they come in so many textures and colors that it is easy to find the solution that fits your budget and the style of your building;
  • Built-up roofing – these roofs made from layers of tar and gravel were used only on industrial and commercial buildings, but more and more residential buildings nowadays feature sleek, modern designs that work perfectly with BUR. The solution is used for creating flat roofs and is great for steel buildings;
  • Asphalt roll roofing – this easy-to-install solution is also very common for flat roofs installed on metal buildings;
  • Fiber cement – this strong and durable material is used not only for building roofs, but for making weather resistant siding panels as well. The material works great on sloping and flat roofs alike.