Sloped and flat roofs are incorporated into the designs of Ottawa Fire Services' Stations No. 36 and No. 55 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Approximately 16,000 square feet of metal roof and wall panels were used on the two buildings.
For years, the stigma surrounding the upfront costs and complex installation of metal roof systems has kept some building owners and architects from exploring further. Instead, they’d stick with a familiar asphalt-based system.
A low slope roof is the most abused surface on a building. Mother Nature is tough on building exteriors in general, but low slope roofs – or flat roofs – take the worst of it. Adding slope to a low slope roof with steel framing and standing seam metal roof panels has been in practice for a long time. Today’s building owners can benefit from decades of experience with these systems and time-tested solutions.