If you want to increase the performance and also boost the curb appeal of your metal building, add extensions to the side and end walls. Canopies and purlin extensions are two types of roof overhangs that are usually installed in residential and commercial metal buildings. Make sure that you have no plans on expanding your metal building when you add overhangs because it will cost you a lot of precious dollars.
The pre-engineered and prefabricated metal buildings of today are miles apart from those of yesteryears, when you talk about appearances. After incorporating exterior and interior finishes, metal buildings cannot be distinguished from wood-based structures.
Newer design options and compatibility with popular architectural finishes, have paved the way for metal buildings used as commercial spaces, churches, temples, offices and many more configurations. Beautiful exteriors, which were only seen in structures built the traditional way, combined with the durability of metal buildings have contributed to their growing popularity.
A metal building’s roof does more than provide protection from the elements. When designing metal buildings, the choice of roof should be given the attention it deserves especially if you want to project a certain image or reputation. For example, the roof should complement with the building’s architecture.
To further enhance the appeal of metal buildings, extending the roof, whether at the end walls or sidewalls, or both, is a popular option. Canopies for the sidewalls and purlin extensions for the end walls, provide a welcome deviation to the less appealing “box-type” look of metal buildings of the olden days. In effect, roof extensions make metal buildings blend well with the neighboring structures, especially for homes and commercial establishments.
In addition, roof extensions provide shade from the rays of the sun and shelter from snow and rain. In a metal building used as an office or commercial space, you would not want to lose your clients because your building is not a nice place to visit.
Furthermore, runoff caused by rain, melting ice and snow, can be controlled by roof extensions. In turn, they help protect the walls, windows and doorways from the rain and snow.
Canopies and purlin extensions are applicable for any roof pitch. They greatly improve the appearance and performance of metal buildings at affordable prices.
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