Choosing the right custom roof curb material is important. The quality of your curbs will dictate if and when you have to replace them or if you have other serious damage to your roof. Consider your material options below and what you should keep in mind during the process.
Pros & Cons of Aluminum, Galvanized, & Stainless Steel
Roof curbs manufactured for seam metal roofs are typically designed from galvanized material.
The producing mills don’t guarantee galvanized material to last for 20 years in the vast majority of cases. Galvalume material likely won’t last for 20 years because it melts when the corners are welded. If those areas are coated with material, they have a much shorter service life.
Conversely, aluminum and stainless steel are typically much better materials for roof curbs. Therefore, aluminum is highly recommended for roof curbs. To have the best results, the aluminum should have a thickness of at least 0.08 inches.
Learn More About Custom Roof Curb Materials
Depending on the type of roof you have and the material used, you might want to choose aluminum over galvanized steel. However, if you’re interested in learning more about roof curbs, contact our team. We’d be happy to discuss your custom curb material needs.