Metal Buildings / Roofs
The Railroad Yard has been in the business of selling quality Metal Buildings for over ten years. We offer both weld-up and bolt up buildings customized to your specific needs whether that be for a business, for a farm or for a residence, we can do it!Here are some of our metal buildings that we have done over the years.
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How much longer will a metal roof last than common roofing like asphalt or wood shingle?
You can expect a metal roof to last at least 2 to 3 times longer than a regular roof. In general terms, count on a metal roof lasting 40 to 60 years and beyond.
To put it in context, the average life span of an asphalt roof is 12 to 20 years. That lifespan can be shorter depending on the pitch of your roof and the climate in your area. Made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, asphalt begins to deteriorate as soon as you expose it to normal weather. A metal roof, however, will never decompose.
Other roofing materials like wood shingle, shake and tile have varying degrees of weather-related problems that lead to breakdown. Wood shingle and shake roofs often need replacement before twenty years. Concrete tile roofs can crack and warp in the freeze/thaw cycle of more northern climates.
All of the above roofing materials are well-outlasted by metal roofing, which retains its good looks and durability decade after decade after decade.
Are there building codes for metal buildings?
How will a metal roof stand up to extreme weather?
A metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow and hailstorms.
In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing has been the choice of homeowners for years. It sheds snow fast, which protects the structural integrity of the roof. And it can eliminate ice damming at the eves, so water can’t back up and collect under the roof then leak into your home.
If you live in a part of the country that is prone to wildfires, metal roofing can protect your home should burning embers land on your roof.