Architects and Designers

Whirlwind has committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into every level of its business model. Energy efficiency and low-impact manufacturing are no longer afterthoughts - but priorities - in metal building design and construction. As a result, steel building designers, professionals and architects are turning in record numbers to metal building manufacturers like Whirlwind to meet their green building and metal roofing needs.

Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems in the NEWS.  Click here for more details.

Why Steel Building Design?

Green Building Recycling

  • Cost Efficient ~ Each job is custom made eliminating excess material
  • Longevity ~ Tested to stand up to the harshest environments
  • Energy Efficient ~ Save energy by using an ENERGY STAR®-approved paint finish
  • Green ~ Our products are made with 32-59% recycled material
  • SOLAR ~ Utilize the latest technology Photovoltaic Laminate BIPV
  • Cool Roofing ~ reduce peak cooling demands by up to 10% 

Building Green


  • Reduces energy consumption through energy approved paint finishes.
  • Saves on energy costs and saves money for the end user.
  • Reduces environmental impact because not only is our material made of recycled material, it can be recycled at the end of its life-cycle.
  • Solar Energy Systems offer renewable energy options saving money and the environment.
  • Metal Roofs can also contribute to LEED® points. 


Cool Metal Roof

  • LEED® points available at no extra costs: 
    • Recycle Content
    • Emissivity and Reflectivity ratings
    • ENERGY STAR colors
    • Solar
    • Rainwater Collection
  • COOL White™ 
    • ENERGY STAR-Rated & CRRC listed
    • Reflectivity 0.75
    • Emissivity 0.86
    • TRI (Total Reflective Index) 91.7  
  • Solar White  

 Highlights of our green program: 

White Cool Metal Roof

  • ENERGY STAR-Rated & CRRC listed
  • Reflectivity 0.7 
  • Emissivity 0.85
  • TRI (Total Reflective Index) 84.5
  • Whirlwind offers over 17 ENERGY STAR-approved paint finishes with warranties up to 40 years.
  • All of our material contains a minimum 32% up to 59% total recycled content
  • Our Standing Seam Roof System carries:
    • UL580 listing of Class 90
    • UL2218 Class 4 Hail Impact Rating
    • Class A Fire resistance rating
  • Solar Energy Systems available on four standing seam roof systems.  Click Here for Solar Details.
  • Florida product approved panels and Miami-Dade County approved panels available. Click here for a list of Florida approved products.

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