Our team at Conrad Roofing of Illinois recently completed a barrel roof installation in Chicago’s East Hyde Park neighborhood. The original roof was suffering from leaks, and the owner of the property initially wanted us to facilitate some repairs.
After further consultation, the property owner opted to install an entirely new roof, choosing a curved metal roof as the replacement. Our team helped them find an ideal material and color, then proceeded with the replacement.
Learn more about the specifics of this project, as well as barrel roofs in general, by reading below.
Installing a Standing Seam Metal Barrel Roof
As was noted above, this project included the installation of a new barrel roof. This roof was made from 24-gauge standing seam metal and included a series of curved panels. Each panel measured in at 16 inches in width. We fabricated these panels in-house, then proceeded with the installation.
After removing the existing roofing materials, we carefully laid the curved standing seam metal panels across the roof’s surface, connecting them so that they possess no gaps.
We helped the owner pick out the hunter green color that we ultimately used. It offers a nice contrast with the rest of the building’s red-orange brick exterior, giving the property a sharp and eye-catching look overall.
Installing a New Gutter System
In addition to installing a barrel roof, we also installed a new gutter system. This is made from the same material as the roof and possesses, and the same color as well. It works in tandem with the barrel roofing portion to effectively carry rainfall away from the structure, thereby keeping wear and tear to a minimum.
If you are interested in installing a new gutter system in your building, Conrad Roofing of Illinois is the company to call. We have a variety of gutter options to choose from, and we’d be happy to help you find the right option.
The Benefits of a Barrel Roof
Barrel roofs offer several benefits — some of which you won’t get with a sloped or flat roof. These benefits include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
A Unique Aesthetic
First and foremost, barrel roofs are aesthetically unique. They possess no sharp edges, which gives them a smoother look and feel. By installing a barrel roof on your property, you are undoubtedly going to help it stand out. After all, it’s not a design that you see very often, which gives it a unique charm.
Little Risk of Snow/Rain Pileup
Another major benefit of barrel roofs is that they prevent water from pooling on the surface, and they also prevent snow and ice buildup. Because of their curved shape, they allow rain and snow to slide right down into the gutters below.
This can be highly beneficial, as pooling water and/or snow buildup often result in the premature deterioration of a roof. Not having to deal with these potential problems is a big plus for any property owner.
Barrel roofs are positioned in such a way that they take on very little wear and tear over time. Not only do they prevent rain and snow from piling up on the surface, but they also do a good job of absorbing physical impact. Therefore, they’re rarely affected by falling branches and other impacts.
Ready to Install a Barrel Roof at Your Property?
Are you interested in installing a barrel roof at your property? If so, Conrad Roofing of Illinois is the company to call.
We offer a variety of standing seam metal roofing options to choose from, all of which are available in a wide range of colors. Regardless of your color and style preferences, we can fabricate and install a barrel roof that’s perfect for your property.
Contact us today at (773) 286-6212 to discuss your options.