When it comes to metal buildings and sheds, choosing the right roof style is crucial for aesthetics, functionality, and durability. Different roof styles offer unique benefits, and understanding their characteristics can help you make an informed decision.
Regular Roof Style:
The regular roof style is the most economical and common option for small metal buildings and sheds. It features a simple design that suits various applications, including storage units, workshops, and garages.
Regular roof styles use sheet metal installed horizontally from front to back and screwed every 5 feet into the tubing rafters. This requires less labor and no extra framing resulting in a lower price range. However, we don’t recommend using horizontal roofs on buildings over 35 feet in length.
Here are the benefits of a regular roof style:
- Cost-effective: The regular roof style is the most affordable option, making it an excellent choice for those on a budget.
- Easy installation: The straightforward design simplifies the installation process, reducing labor costs and project completion time.
- Adequate drainage: The roof’s rounded corners facilitate proper water runoff, minimizing the risk of leaks and water damage.
- Versatile applications: The regular roof style is suitable for small to medium-sized structures, providing a reliable roofing solution for a range of purposes.
A-Frame Horizontal/ Boxed-Eave Roof Style:
The A-Frame Horizontal roof style, also known as the boxed-eave roof, is another choice using the economical horizontal roof panels installed front to back. This style combines the more residential A-frame look with straight overhangs on the side and boxed in or enclosed overhangs.
It’s a great combination of aesthetic appeal with enhanced durability. It resembles the traditional residential roofing style and offers several advantages:
- Residential aesthetics: The A-Frame Horizontal roof style emulates the appearance of a typical house roof, making it an excellent choice for structures where visual appeal is important, such as backyard sheds or hobby workshops.
- Customization options: The A-Frame Horizontal roof style offers customization choices, allowing you to select colors and trim options that complement your building’s overall look.
Vertical Roof Style:
The Vertical roof style is the sturdiest and most durable option for metal buildings and sheds. The verticals roof style can be found on all of our displays.
With this style of roof, sheet metal is run from the roof peak down to the sides – just like what is recommended for a house. Vertical roofs require double framing making it our most recommend roof because offers exceptional strength and protection against severe weather conditions. Vertical Roofs offer the following benefits:
- Superior water drainage: The vertical orientation of the roof panels enables excellent water and debris runoff, minimizing the risk of leaks and ensuring optimal drainage.
- Maximum strength: The vertical roof style utilizes additional framing and hat channels, making it highly resistant to heavy snow loads, high winds, and even falling branches.
- Longevity: With its robust construction, the vertical roof style ensures longevity and reduces the need for frequent repairs or replacements, saving you time and money in the long run.
- Ideal for large structures: The vertical roof style is particularly suitable for large metal buildings or sheds, providing optimal strength and protection for expansive spaces.
*Vertical Roofs are engineered to withstand 140mph wind speeds and 30 PSF snow loads!
Choosing the right roof style for your metal building or shed is crucial for its durability, functionality, and overall aesthetic appeal. At Big Tex Buildings we want our customers to understand the differences in each style.
The regular roof style offers affordability, the A-Frame Horizontal roof style provides residential aesthetics, while the vertical roof style ensures maximum strength and longevity.
Consider your specific requirements, budget, and local weather conditions when making your decision and then give Big Tex Buildings in Canton, TX, a call. We’d love to show you around our huge mega lot.