Increase Your Energy Efficiency with Insulated Metal Roof and Wall Panels

Unfortunately, many roofs and walls suffer from a lack of insulation. They’re often the source of not only wind drafts, but of poor overall energy efficiency as well. If you want to keep down your heat and electric bills, a well-insulated roof and walls can go a long way.


There are a few different methods for insulating roofs and walls. However, few methods compare to installing insulated metal roof and wall panels. Looking to learn more about these panels? We’re going to explain the details below:


The Consistency of Insulated Metal Roof and Wall Panels

Insulated metal roof and wall panels are specifically designed to provide insulation to a building. They’re composed of two strips of metal, which are separated by a thick, dense piece of foam. This foam does a terrific job of resisting heat and cold, keeping the interior of the corresponding building at a comfortable temperature regardless of the weather conditions.


Metal roof and wall panels are installed in a way that allows them to seamlessly expand and contract with heat and cold. This helps prolong their lifespan, allowing them to provide top-notch insulation for years to come.


The Benefits of Insulated Metal Roof and Wall Panels

While insulated metal roof and wall panels most certainly enhance the insulation of a building, they do much more than just that. Some of the main benefits include the following:


Fire Resistance

Because their exteriors are made entirely out of metal, and because metal is highly resistant to fire, insulated metal roof and wall panels are almost entirely fire-resistant. Therefore, should they catch a spark, it is highly unlikely that it would lead to a fire.


This isn’t necessarily true of materials like asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, and drywall, which could potentially catch fire after coming in contact with a spark. If you want to protect your property from fire as effectively as possible, it’s strongly recommended that you install metal roof and wall panels.



When it comes to roofing materials, asphalt shingles generally last around 25 years, and cedar shakes generally top out at around 40 years. Insulated metal roof panels, on the other hand, can last 70, 80, and sometimes even as long as 100 years. In short, metal roof panels are some of the most durable roofing materials in existence.


If you’re looking for a true set-it-and-forget-it option — one that doesn’t require much in terms of maintenance — then insulated metal roof and wall panels are a great choice.


Few Maintenance Requirements

Though insulated metal roof and wall panels require some maintenance, the amount of maintenance they require is much less than many other common materials. In the vast majority of cases, they just need to be cleaned from time to time.


This is in contrast to materials like asphalt shingles and cedar shakes, which require much more frequent replacements and upkeep.


Low Cost

You might think that metal roof and wall panels would be expensive, particularly when compared to lower-end materials like asphalt, cedar, and drywall; and, yes, when you look at their listed price, they are.


However, when it comes to the total value offered, there’s no doubt about it: insulated metal roof and wall panels are a low-cost option. Because they last so long, and because they require such little maintenance, these panels provided tons of value for the price. You may pay more initially for insulated metal roof and wall panels, but you’ll be paying less in the long run.


Interested in Buying Insulated Metal Roof and Wall Panels?

Are insulated metal roof and wall panels right for your home or commercial building? If so, you’re in the right place. Chicago Metal Supply has all of the insulated metal roof and wall panels you could ever need.


Regardless of your color and style preferences, we can accommodate you. Contact us today to discuss your options!

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
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