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Metal Roofing in Livonia, MI & Metro Detroit

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Metal Roofing: A Rough & Tough Solution That Stands The Test Of Time

Metal roof systems serve as one of the most durable and long-standing roofing solutions available to customers today. With origins dating as far back as the 18th century, metal panel roofing systems have proven their worth as an effective and versatile choice for commercial roofing projects. While other roof systems may cost less, metal roofing systems boast unmatched longevity and rugged adaptability.

At Shain Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. of Livonia, MI, we specialize in professional roofing services, including installation, repair, and replacement. And with over 140 years of combined experience and hundreds of happy clients, we’re here to be your go-to source for all things commercial roofing.


What is a Metal Roof System?

A metal roof system is a roofing system composed of metal panels, tiles, or shingles. Most metal roofs serve as part of a roofing envelope, which contains a series of layers beneath the metallic layer for both insulation and waterproofing. The outermost layer of a metal roof, the metal itself, serves as protection against the elements.

The earliest metal roof systems appeared atop several American homes throughout the 18th century in the form of flat copper shingles with standing seams, with the most notable installation appearing on the Christ Church of Philadelphia between 1727 to 1744.

Towards the end of the 18th century, sheet iron production began ramping up in America, causing a shift towards the use of sheet metal as a roofing material. For decades to follow, roofers experimented with different types of metals, including zinc, aluminum, and tin, with steel eventually becoming the standard.

Types of Metal Roof Systems

  • Concealed Fastener Metal Roofing
    Low profile, panel-based metal roof system ideal for interior and exterior applications
  • Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing
    Panel-based metal roof system best suited for interior use
  • Standing Seam Metal Roofing
    Panel-based metal roofing system with concealed fasteners; ideal for indoor and outdoor applications
  • Curved Metal Roofing
    Flexible metal roofing ideal for arches and curved structures
  • Metal Tile Roofing
    Metal tiles that mimic the classic look of ceramic tiles
  • Metal Shingle Roofing
    Metal shingles that recreate the standard, shingled roof look

Advantages of Metal Roofing

With flexible, decorative appeal and a durable build that protects against the harshest conditions, metal roof systems work well for nearly any application. And as a metal-based roofing material, metal roofs serve as an environmentally friendly roofing solution that can be recycled and reused to eliminate waste.

But that only scratches the surface of the advantages of using metal roofing. A few more benefits of metal roof systems include:

Longest lifespan (50+ years) of all roofing systems
Energy-efficient: lowers utility expenses with heat reflective material
Extreme weather resistance (hail, wind, snow)
Impact and puncture resistance
Versatile: useable for numerous applications
Low maintenance
Low lifetime repair costs
Eco-friendly: reusable and recyclable

Ideal Applications for a Metal Roof System

If you’re looking for a durable, and aesthetically-pleasing roofing solution that works for nearly any kind of commercial structure, metal roof systems reign supreme. Whether you live in a hot or cold climate, a metal roof keeps you comfortable when it matters most thanks to its insulated and heat-reflective outer layer. From flat, single-pitch, and multi-pitch roofs to curved and domed structures, metal roof systems offer building versatility that other roof systems just can’t match.

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Metal Roofing in Livonia, MI & Metro Detroit

As a family-owned business with over 140 years of combined experience, we pour tremendous care and pride into each and every roofing project we take on, big or small. With a refined selection of flexible, affordable, and versatile roofing solutions, we’re ready to help you secure the safe and continued operation of your business.

If you have questions about our roofing solutions or need to schedule a metal roofing installation, repair, or replacement, Shain Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. of Livonia, MI is here to help. To learn more about metal roof systems, or to schedule an appointment, call 734-524-0155 or contact us today.


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