State-of-the-art campus buildings, including research facilities, entertainment centers, and dormitories, play a key role in attracting students to specific universities.
But before these buildings are completed, the university committee must work together to reach an agreement and get approval for the design. Part of this involves reviewing the plan to ensure that it preserves and protects the architectural style of the campus. After all, university buildings are usually iconic, so it’s important that every new building inherits history. When discussing building standards, safety is also a top priority.
Knowing this, one of the key elements to consider when constructing a new building or renovating an existing building is the roof, because it is the first line of defense against various factors. Although there are many materials on the market, more and more universities choose metal roofing, especially stone-coated metal roofs, because of their architectural beauty and industrial durability.
1. Metal roofing can replicate the style of any roofing material
It should be noted that not all metal roofs are the same. The metal roof of your local Costco warehouse or neighbor’s backyard shed roof is very different from the JINHU stone-coated metal roof. We buy impregnated raw steel (aluminum-zinc alloy coating). Then, we apply it to the primer (acrylic resin coating) on top of the steel. From there, ceramic particles are placed on top of the primer to produce all our products, providing bright colors and unique textures that can replicate the appearance of asphalt shingles, clay bricks, or wood chips without sacrificing durability or longevity.
Maintaining the existing architectural theme is one of the main reasons why universities such as Texas A&M International University choose JINHU
But the significance of the JINHU roof is far more than just the surface. The service life of metal roofs is two to three times that of traditional roofing materials such as asphalt, tiles, and wood. This means that universities do not have to sacrifice style or strength when choosing roof materials.
2. Metal roofing is more durable than traditional roofing materials
It takes a long time for new construction and renovation to be approved. If there are multiple sources of funding, it may take longer to start-let alone-end.
Imagine that a project has gone through all the obstacles and only needs to replace the traditional asphalt shingle roof every 12 to 20 years.
The longevity and long-term value of JINHU metal roofs mean that university committees do not have to worry about the cost of continuous maintenance or frequent replacement of traditional roofing materials.
They can also rest assured that their buildings are protected by one of the most durable roofing materials on the market and are not affected by natural factors.
3. The metal roof provides protection to the elements
The JINHU metal roof is designed to withstand almost anything that nature provides. In a state like Texas, where there are a total of 132 tornadoes every year, steel roofs can provide additional protection from strong winds, hail, and rainstorms from damaging the structural integrity of campus buildings. The durability of stone-coated steel provides protection from elements that traditional roofing materials cannot compete with. These include:
- Fire protection: All city, state, and county building codes require minimum fire resistance standards based on the type of building. The UL 790 (ASTM E 108), the standard test method used for the fire test of roof coverings, rates the performance of roofing materials when exposed to a fire source from the outside of the building. JINHU Stone coated steel roofing tiles have the highest Class A fire rating, which can protect buildings from fire threats.
- Hail: Metal roofing is considered one of the most impact-resistant roofing materials on the market. JINHU has the highest UL2218 level 4 hail impact rating and provides a warranty for hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter.
- Wind: The unique interlocking system uses corrosion-resistant screws to secure the JINHU roof panel in place to ensure that wind does not penetrate the deck below. This resistance makes JINHU one of the highest wind uplift ratings on the market, so much so that JINHU products meet the high-speed hurricane zone requirements of Miami-Dade County, Florida.
- Wind-Driven Rain: JINHU has conducted extensive wind drive rain tests at speeds up to 110 mph to protect its roof profiles from water seepage under the most extreme wind conditions.
- Snow/Ice: JINHU products are non-porous, which makes them an ideal roofing solution in cold weather because they can resist the expansion caused by the freezing and thawing cycles.