Folded plate roofs are roofing systems chosen for their high weight-bearing capacity and their durability. They can be best described as assemblies that consist of flat slabs or plates that are inclined in different directions and are joined along their edges at the top.
The first folded plate roofs were used in Germany in the 1920’s, mainly for very large factory buildings such as coal bunkers. The technology was first used in the U.S. in the 1930’s on warehouses and it quickly became the preferred roofing solution for really large commercial and industrial buildings.
According to knowledgeable commercial roof repair Fort Collins businesses, folded plate roofs are still popular today – here are a few of their most important benefits:
- Folded plate construction is less material-intensive than other types of roofing systems used for industrial or commercial applications, which also means that folded plate roofs are cheaper;
- Folded plate roofs are also easy to assemble, which further reduces the related costs and shortens installation time as well;
- Folded plate roofs are easy to design and they have lots of potential from an aesthetic point view;
- The structure’s rigidity, resistance and extraordinary weight-bearing capacity makes it suitable for large buildings in any area and in any climate.