Solar panel installation over a retrofit metal roof Image courtesy of The Garland Company

Solar panel installation over a retrofit metal roof.

Metal Protector

Is a retrofit metal roof framing system right for education facilities?

A low-slope roof is the most abused surface on a building. Mother Nature is tough on building exteriors in general, but low-slope roofs – or flat roofs – take the worst of it.

Sun exposure is more intense; wind develops higher uplift pressures and makes these roofs more susceptible to blow off; rain, snow, and ice may accumulate and cause damage; dirt and debris may build up and clog drains; and people walk on them without much regard to how it affects the roof system.

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