MTC Quality Exteriors

Standing Seam Steel Roofing

Metal roofs are durable, fire retardant and almost maintenance-free. They are also energy efficient; metal reflects heat and blocks its transfer into the attic. Research by the Florida Solar Energy Center in 1985 showed that metal absorbed 34 percent less heat than asphalt shingles, and homeowners switching to metal roofing reported saving up to 20 percent on their energy bills. See our Color options page to see Color Reflectivity.

Steel roofs offer other environmental benefits as well. They are made from between 60 percent to 65 percent recyclable material. Because they weigh very little, metal roofing can be installed over existing roofs, eliminating the need to dispose of excess material in a landfill and cut expense of labor to tear off.

Installing some metal roofing can be an intricate process best done by a professional, and the initial cost of a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials. You need to compute the lifecycle cost to see if paying more to begin with for a metal roof will prove to be a better investment than some other form of roofing and less hassle to deal with than replacing every 15 years.

From an appraisal standpoint, metal roofs are so durable and desirable that they add approximately $1.45 per square foot to a home's overall value. Insurance companies give discounts of up to 35 percent to homes with metal roofs because when properly installed they are virtually impervious to wind, hail, and fire. Check with your insurance agent to see if this applies to you.

Steel Roofing is a Wise Choice Considering the Alternatives

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Steel Roofing Equipment

Quadro FLX
Quadro FLX

Quadro FLX is a machine that duplicates the smooth finish of much larger machines. It has 14 roll stations, which allow customers to manufacture parts on site that are equal in quality to parts produced in the plant. If you've got a panel that you'd like to make because of testing and sales needs, the Quadro FLX can be customized to make most panels. Options include ribbing, striation and generators.


Quadro FLX
The Schlebach RBM 50

The Schlebach RBM 50 is a 2" structural standing seam panel curver that allows users to curve structural steel to meet the toughest wind-safety standards. The Schlebach RBM is one of the simplest curving solutions available today -- use it for arch bending (convex) of metal shapes for roofing dormers and arched or vaulted roofs. Also curves tapered panels and curves panels into an elliptical shape.


Quadro FLX
The Schlebach Piccolo Seamer

The Schlebach Piccolo Seamer is the most versatile seamer in roofing. Seam 1" and 1 1/2" panels to 180 or 90 degree locks, working with flat or curved panels. The ruggedly-constructed Piccolo can perform six different operations, and is the only machine in the market today that can single or double lock panels in one pass.