Architectural Sheet Metal

Architectural sheet metal allows building owners to enhance the look of their commercial building while increasing and maintaining functionality. KCCR provides custom fabricated metals in various colors and gauges, installed with quality craftsmanship.

Some of our most common architectural sheet metal includes standing-seam metal roof systems, architectural guttering and downspout systems, conductor heads, parapet wall coping metal, and custom copper fabrication and installation.

Architectural Sheet Metal

Architectural sheet metal allows building owners to enhance the look of their commercial building while increasing and maintaining functionality. KCCR provides custom fabricated metals in various colors and gauges, installed with quality craftsmanship.

Some of our most common architectural sheet metal includes standing-seam metal roof systems, architectural guttering and downspout systems, conductor heads, parapet wall coping metal, and custom copper fabrication and installation.

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Improve Aesthetics

Enhances the visual appeal of your building or home

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Protect Assets

Functional architectural elements protect your roofing system

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Extend Roof Lifespan

Functional architectural sheet metal elements save money on costly roofing repairs in the future

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Improve Aesthetics

Enhances the visual appeal of your building or home

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Protect Assets

Functional architectural elements protect your roofing system

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Extend Roof Lifespan

Functional architectural sheet metal elements save money on costly roofing repairs in the future

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Our Roof Maintenance Services

Is your roof damaged but not in the budget to replace this year? KCCR’s

commercial roof maintenance services optimize the lifespan of your

current roofing system and handle future leaks as they occur without

any hassle to you. Ask us about our maintenance program today!

Never Worry About Your Roof Again With

Our Roof Maintenance Services

Is your roof damaged but not in the budget to replace this year? KCCR’s

commercial roof maintenance services optimize the lifespan of your current roofing system and handle future leaks as they occur without any hassle to you. Ask us about our maintenance program today!

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The Sheet Metal Install Process

What to expect

Whether you are looking for metal roof systems, guttering and downspout systems, or to visually enhance the look of their property, KCCR can customize your architectural sheet metal project.

Architectural Sheet Metal elements are included in many of our services. For specific and customized Architectural Sheet Metal projects, please call, email, or fill out a contact form to discuss your desired sheet metal project with our roofing contractor for a free estimate. With high-quality craftsmanship, our roofing contractor will complete your project like a work of art.

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The Sheet Metal Install Process

What to expect

Whether you are looking for metal roof systems, guttering and downspout systems, or to visually enhance the look of their property, KCCR can customize your architectural sheet metal project.

Architectural Sheet Metal elements are included in many of our services. For specific and customized Architectural Sheet Metal projects, please call, email, or fill out a contact form to discuss your desired sheet metal project with our roofing contractor for a free estimate. With high-quality craftsmanship, our roofing contractor will complete your project like a work of art.

See some of our success stories

Every project comes with a specific goal and uniquechallenges that we educate our clients in.

See some of our success stories

Every project comes with a specific goal and unique

challenges that we educate our clients in.

Nov 15 | 3 min

Roof Leaks & Maintenance

Commercial roofs experience expansion and contraction issues due to temperature changes throughout the year. Properly managing this expansion and contraction is crucial for maintaining roof integrity and preventing leaks and damage.

Nov 9 | 3 min

Roof Leaks & Maintenance

Proper drainage is one of the most critical elements of any healthy commercial roof system, yet it is often overlooked. When roof drains become clogged with debris, the consequences can be severe.

May 24 | 2 min

KCCR News

Kansas City Custom Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. (KCCR) has refreshed our brand! You can now find us as Kansas City Commercial Roofing.

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Go with the Flow: Accommodating Expansion and Contraction in Commercial/Industrial Roof Systems

November 15, 20233 min read

Commercial roofs experience expansion and contraction issues due to temperature changes throughout the year. Properly managing this expansion and contraction is crucial for maintaining roof integrity and preventing leaks and damage. This article will examine the causes of expansion and contraction in commercial roofs and discuss strategies to effectively manage it.

Like any building, commercial and industrial (low slope) buildings move, expand, and contract. Your roof system and roofing materials are designed to weather seasonal movement. Various factors impact movement within your roof system. Let's take a look at some of the most common reasons for roof expansion and contraction.

Common Causes of Expansion and Contraction:

  • Temperature fluctuations - As temperatures rise and fall, roofing materials expand and contract. Daily and seasonal temperature changes are the main cause.

  • Sun exposure - Sunlight heats up roof surfaces, causing expansion. Shaded areas remain cooler and will contract.

  • Roof color - Dark roofs absorb more heat than lighter colored roofs. This increases expansion and contraction.

  • Roof materials - Different materials like metal, TPO, PVC, EPDM, Modified Bitumen, etc. expand and contract at different rates.

Manufacturers of roofing materials design their materials with normal expansion and contraction in mind. It is a known result from the environmental impact on commercial roof systems. Even with perfectly designed roofing materials, expansion and contraction over time can still cause leaks in roof system and damage to the installed roof membrane.

Let's explore some ways that you can manage expansion and contraction within your commercial roof system. First, use roofing materials that are compatible. This allows for movement by including expansion joints, and providing proper slopes and drainage. Second, ensure your roof is properly installed and that roof components are tightly fastened but not restricted. Your roofing contractor should follow all manufacturer's specifications during installation. Third, regularly maintain your roof system. Annual or semi-annual maintenance inspections will catch signs of distress like puckering or wrinkling. Follow up with regular maintenance with repairing at the first sign of the problem and not waiting for the problem to become a major repair. Lastly, roof coatings (those that are solar reflective in nature) can be applied to your existing roof system to reduce the drastic temperature fluctuations of your roof system.

Roof expansion and contraction is going to happen. Some factors that contribute to roof expansion and contraction are out of our control. However, picking a lighter roof color and using quality and compatible materials help your roof system keep it's integrity as it experiences movement. KCCR understands the importance of properly installing commercial/industrial (low slope) roof systems that will last and exceed their expected lifespans. We take expansion and contraction into consideration when helping you with commercial and industrial roof repairs, replacements, and retro-fit systems. KCCR can also look after your roof as it ages and catch signs of premature failure, detachment, or leaks due to movement with our roofing maintenance program.

KCCR specializes in flexible, solar reflective coatings for owners that are concerned about the color of their roof system increasing the expansion and contraction of their current roof system. We can provide multiple options to retro-fit (no tear off) your roof system to aid in the management of your roofs natural movement. We are always available to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your current roof system. Feel free to call us at (816) 530-0188 or email Chris Alexander at [email protected].

8 Reasons

This EPDM roof system was not only installed incorrectly, it was not maintained throughout its lifespan. Years of expansion and contraction have caused the EPDM roof membrane to pull away from the walls. The previously repaired coping metal also shows expansion and contraction from the cracking of the inappropriate repair material used.

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Nov 15 | 3 min

Roof Leaks & Maintenance

Commercial roofs experience expansion and contraction issues due to temperature changes throughout the year. Properly managing this expansion and contraction is crucial for maintaining roof integrity and preventing leaks and damage.

Nov 9 | 3 min

Roof Leaks & Maintenance

Proper drainage is one of the most critical elements of any healthy commercial roof system, yet it is often overlooked. When roof drains become clogged with debris, the consequences can be severe.

May 24 | 2 min

KCCR News

Kansas City Custom Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. (KCCR) has refreshed our brand! You can no1w find us as Kansas City Commercial Roofing.

blog image

Go with the Flow: Accommodating Expansion and Contraction in Commercial/Industrial Roof Systems

November 15, 20233 min read

Commercial roofs experience expansion and contraction issues due to temperature changes throughout the year. Properly managing this expansion and contraction is crucial for maintaining roof integrity and preventing leaks and damage. This article will examine the causes of expansion and contraction in commercial roofs and discuss strategies to effectively manage it.

Like any building, commercial and industrial (low slope) buildings move, expand, and contract. Your roof system and roofing materials are designed to weather seasonal movement. Various factors impact movement within your roof system. Let's take a look at some of the most common reasons for roof expansion and contraction.

Common Causes of Expansion and Contraction:

  • Temperature fluctuations - As temperatures rise and fall, roofing materials expand and contract. Daily and seasonal temperature changes are the main cause.

  • Sun exposure - Sunlight heats up roof surfaces, causing expansion. Shaded areas remain cooler and will contract.

  • Roof color - Dark roofs absorb more heat than lighter colored roofs. This increases expansion and contraction.

  • Roof materials - Different materials like metal, TPO, PVC, EPDM, Modified Bitumen, etc. expand and contract at different rates.

Manufacturers of roofing materials design their materials with normal expansion and contraction in mind. It is a known result from the environmental impact on commercial roof systems. Even with perfectly designed roofing materials, expansion and contraction over time can still cause leaks in roof system and damage to the installed roof membrane.

Let's explore some ways that you can manage expansion and contraction within your commercial roof system. First, use roofing materials that are compatible. This allows for movement by including expansion joints, and providing proper slopes and drainage. Second, ensure your roof is properly installed and that roof components are tightly fastened but not restricted. Your roofing contractor should follow all manufacturer's specifications during installation. Third, regularly maintain your roof system. Annual or semi-annual maintenance inspections will catch signs of distress like puckering or wrinkling. Follow up with regular maintenance with repairing at the first sign of the problem and not waiting for the problem to become a major repair. Lastly, roof coatings (those that are solar reflective in nature) can be applied to your existing roof system to reduce the drastic temperature fluctuations of your roof system.

Roof expansion and contraction is going to happen. Some factors that contribute to roof expansion and contraction are out of our control. However, picking a lighter roof color and using quality and compatible materials help your roof system keep it's integrity as it experiences movement. KCCR understands the importance of properly installing commercial/industrial (low slope) roof systems that will last and exceed their expected lifespans. We take expansion and contraction into consideration when helping you with commercial and industrial roof repairs, replacements, and retro-fit systems. KCCR can also look after your roof as it ages and catch signs of premature failure, detachment, or leaks due to movement with our roofing maintenance program.

KCCR specializes in flexible, solar reflective coatings for owners that are concerned about the color of their roof system increasing the expansion and contraction of their current roof system. We can provide multiple options to retro-fit (no tear off) your roof system to aid in the management of your roofs natural movement. We are always available to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your current roof system. Feel free to call us at (816) 530-0188 or email Chris Alexander at [email protected].

8 Reasons

This EPDM roof system was not only installed incorrectly, it was not maintained throughout its lifespan. Years of expansion and contraction have caused the EPDM roof membrane to pull away from the walls. The previously repaired coping metal also shows expansion and contraction from the cracking of the inappropriate repair material used.

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Kansas City Commercial Roofing is licensed, fully bonded, insured, and Kansas Roofing Association Certified. For over 31 years, we have provided the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond with repair services and new commercial and industrial roof systems.

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| Terms and Conditions | Sitemap