Architectural Fiberglass is Ideal for Replacing Sheet Metal

Replacing Sheet Metal with Architectural Fiberglass  

Sheet metal has been used throughout the construction and building industry as a material for various parts of structures as reinforcement. However, over time sheet metal may need to be replaced. While you could resort to using sheet metal again, there is an alternative choice that makes sense when adding up costs and determining value over time. This alternative is to use architectural fiberglass instead of sheet metal. Here’s why.

Reasons to Replace Sheet Metal

Here’s why sheet metal may not be the best building material:

  • It does not resist water, so it rusts and becomes corroded over time.
  • It needs to be replaced frequently.
  • It is not very flexible and heavy, making it difficult to cut and fit in spaces.
  • It requires more labor and time.
  • It is not environmentally friendly.

That’s where architectural fiberglass comes in as an ideal building material replacement for sheet metal. It answers each of the above disadvantages to sheet metal with an advantage.


Architectural fiberglass is lighter than sheet metal, making it one of the easiest building materials to work with, carry, load and install on a structure. It does not require heavy equipment or complex construction tools to use this building material. Because it weighs less, there is less building load on the structure once it is installed. This eases the stress on the overall building frame while extending the life of the structure.

Versatile and Flexible

Architectural fiberglass can be turned into just about any shape, mold, or size as well as emulate any type of building material. Sheet metal cannot compare at all when matched up against architectural fiberglass in this category. Architectural fiberglass can do so much more than sheet metal, including fitting better into the space that the sheet metal had once filled.

Highly Resistant and Durable

Over time, architectural fiberglass is significantly more durable than sheet metal. This is because it can resist so much more, especially water and weather. It does not rot or corrode when it comes in contact with water. Additionally, architectural fiberglass can resist other things like wind, fire, chemicals and pollution, UV rays and extreme temperatures.

Environmentally Friendly

Sheet metal is not environmentally friendly because it consumes a lot of energy to make and indirectly adds to greater greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, architectural fiberglass can use recycled materials, requires less energy to make, requires less material for the same amount of space for building material and does not require as much transportation and labor. It can also help the building reduce the heat that the building emits or holds unlike sheet metal, which means that it helps the building use less energy.

Cost Reducer

Overall, architectural fiberglass is value-added and reduces labor and replacement costs over time.

Replace Your Structure’s Sheet Metal with Architectural Fiberglass

The Stromberg Architectural team can show you projects where sheet metal has been replaced with architectural fiberglass and delivered all the advantages listed above. Now, it can do the same for you. To learn more about how architectural fiberglass can work for your project and to get a free estimate, please fill in our online contact form or call us at 903-454-0904.

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