When choosing a steel roofing system for your home or commercial office building, consider the area you need to cover and the pre-existing roof structure and covering. Steel roofing sheets are commonly used for commercial roofing needs. Steel roofing shingles are used more often for residential roofing.
Steel Roofing Sheets
Steel roof sheets are used more often for commercial roofing because of their large, uniform size and shape. They cover a large, unbroken expanse of roof area more quickly than shingles and have fewer options for aesthetic finishes than steel roof shingles.
Steel Roofing Shingles
Steel roof shingles are used most often for residential roofing. They can be purchased in a wide variety of styles and finishes to look like conventional roofing products such as tile, slate or wood. Steel roof shingles come in either large panels for quick installation or in single shingles that must be installed individually. The advantage of larger panels is that they can be installed over the top of up to two layers of existing roofing, decreasing the cost involved with removing the older roofing first.