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Commercial Metal Roofing

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If your roof is experiencing leaks or issues with an existing metal roof, you’ve come to the right place. This guide is tailored for you.

In this comprehensive commercial metal roofing guide ››

You’ll gain insights into:

  • The diverse styles of metal roofing
  • Color options available with metal roofing
  • Understanding various panel types and their functionality
  • Tips on selecting a reliable metal roofing contractor

Let’s dive straight into the details.

What is Metal Roofing?

Metal roofing is a leading choice for commercial buildings due to its durability. When installed correctly, it can provide decades of long-term performance.

Remarkably, certain metal roofing systems boast a lifespan of 100 years or more.

So, what defines a metal roof?

Essentially, a metal roofing system comprises interlocking metal panels or shingles fastened to open framing or a solid substrate.

While some metal roofs utilize shingles, our guide will concentrate on the prevalent styles of modern commercial metal roofing systems.

What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?

A standing seam metal roofing system, often termed a “concealed fastener” system, secures panel seams to a solid deck or open framing using concealed clips or flanges.

Notably, standing seam metal roofs may employ a seam cap or, in the case of mechanically seamed panels, an in-field mechanical seamer for a robust “double-lock” seam.

Distinctive features of a standing seam metal roof include:

  1. Vertical “Legs”: Each panel possesses vertical “legs” on the long sides, forming the characteristic “standing seam.”

  2. Elevated Seam: The seam stands above the panel’s flat surface, preventing water entry.

  3. Concealed Fasteners: Panel fasteners remain hidden, contributing to a sleek appearance.

  4. Non-Penetrating Panels: External fasteners do not penetrate the roof panels.

Standing seam metal roofs offer diverse design options, differing in seam connections, panel mounting, and overall aesthetics. Some panels feature a wide flat surface, while others incorporate striations or ribs between seams.

Explore examples of various standing seam metal roof panels below ›

Tee-Panel by Berridge Mfg.

Double-Lock Zee-Lock Panel by Berridge Mfg

Tee-Lock Panel by Berridge Mfg.

Cee-Lock Panel by Berridge Mfg.

While the photos above represent some types of standing seam panels…

There are many more options available to accommodate nearly any type of sloped roof.

From curved roofs to architectural roofs to vertical walls.

Why choose a standing seam metal roof?

TPO roofing is favored for flat roofs, while a standing seam metal roof excels on low or steep slopes, offering compelling reasons for its choice:

1. Longevity and Warranties:
Standing seam metal roofs boast durability, accompanied by extended warranties, ensuring a lasting investment.

2. Aesthetic Appeal:
These roofs present a modern architectural look, enhancing the overall visual appeal of structures.

3. Customization Possibilities:
Panels can be tailored to fit special roof shapes, providing flexibility in design and meeting specific architectural requirements.

4. Energy Efficiency:
Standing seam metal roofs contribute to energy efficiency, reflecting sunlight and reducing heat absorption, thereby lowering energy costs.

5. Versatile Mounting:
Whether affixed to a solid substrate or open frame, these roofs offer versatile mounting options, accommodating different structural configurations.

Other Styles of Metal Roofing

The showcased photos depict a metal roof system featuring R-panels, distinguishing itself from standing seam by employing sealed exposed fasteners that penetrate each panel for secure installation.

Explore other metal options for roofing systems. Metal roofs offer numerous advantages over comparable types. Available in various metals and colors, you can achieve a cohesive look for both your roof and walls. Consider these metal panel types.

R Panel by Berridge Mfg.


Batten Panel by Berridge Mfg.

Double Rib by Berridge Mfg.


Bermuda Panel by Berridge Mfg.

Metal Spanish Tile by Berridge Mfg.

Metal S Tile by Berridge Mfg.

Metal Roofing Manufacturers

Crafting superior architectural sheet metal products demands expertise, creativity, and advanced factory equipment. S&S Roofing exclusively installs top-tier metal roofing systems from the nation’s premier manufacturers.

Metal Roofing Warranties

Guaranteed by the Manufacturer

Being a Certified Roofing Contractor for Berridge Manufacturing and Union Corrugating, S&S Roofing provides Watertightness Warranties extending up to 20 years.

Metal Roof Color Options

Diverse color options for commercial metal roofing complement various architectural designs. Explore standard colors from Berridge Mfg in the chart below, with the ability to customize and match specific color requirements.

How to Select a Commercial Metal Roofing Contractor

Effective commercial metal roof installation demands an adept contractor due to metal roofing’s sensitivity to thermal expansion. Meticulous craftsmanship is crucial for complex metal roof systems.

Look for a qualified metal roofing contractor with these credentials:

  • Licensed, bonded, and insured
  • Proven experience installing your specific type of commercial metal roof across multiple projects
  • Expertise in managing staged roofing projects, including parallel tear-off and installation
  • Proficient in working with insurance companies for damage claims

An experienced contractor ensures avoidance of leaks and major issues, providing a durable metal roofing system lasting for decades.

Beyond metal roofing, S&S Roofing Pros comprehensive services encompass various roofing systems, shrink wrap, tarping, loose lay membrane roofing, emergency repairs, water removal, damage restoration, mold remediation, catastrophic damage inspections, property documentation, testing, fencing, disaster recovery, permanent roof replacement, interior restoration, and general contracting.

Metal Roofing Projects we Completed

The photos and videos below showcase metal roofing projects at various construction stages, all expertly completed by S&S Roofing.

What are our customers saying about us

Our reroofing experience with S&S Roofing could not have been any better. Office staff was great with the scheduling, adjusted as I needed. They called the week before to confirm and everything was on time. They did a super job. A crew of 10 roofers arrived at 06:45, and were gone at 2:30pm. Looks like a new house. They cleaned up nicely. I would HIGHLY recommend the S&S Roofing Team.
Joe Worsley
S&S Roofing and Construction is awesome! Not only did the entire crew do an amazing job putting our roof on, but I got to meet Wesley The project manager, and Michael the owner. They not only did a fantastic job, they are two wonderful guys that obviously care about people. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, and I will be referring everyone I know to them. Thank you S&S for an incredible experience
Garrett ross