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Should you choose commercial metal roofing even for a residential household? Here are the main six advantages that may make you jump the fence. Read on!
Nowadays, when it comes to roofing for commercial buildings, there is no shortage of options.
From traditionally popular built-up roofing to commonly found shingle roofing, the overwhelming variety of roofing options can easily confuse anyone.
However, the most popular roofing option for commercial buildings nowadays is metal roofing. Commercial metal roofing offers a number of benefits to property owners that make it a lucrative option when it comes to installing a new roof.
In this article, we will be discussing these advantages in a bit more detail.
Let us begin:
While metal roofing can be more expensive than some other roofing techniques, they are still an economical choice for commercial roofing needs. This is especially true in the case of large commercial buildings that have a huge area to cover.
Thanks to other advantages offered by metal roofs, like durability and longevity (discussed in the next section), metal roofs can actually turn out to be the most economical roofing type, in the long run.
Not to forget, even if there is a problem with a metal roof, upkeep, repair, and maintenance of metal roofs are much more pocket friendly than other roofing types.
Durable and Long Lasting
As just discussed, the life expectancy of metal roofing is usually very high and quality metal roofs can last for up to 50 years.
With the proper protective coating, metal roofs can easily withstand natural elements like sunlight, rain, snow, and hail. With a smooth outer surface, there is less deposit of dirt and/or snow on metal roofs, further protecting it from damage.
Metals are good conductors of heat. Unlike asphalt roofing, metal roofs don’t absorb heat. Instead, they reflect it.
This means that the interior of your commercial property stays protected from the heat. While it may not seem like much, the difference of proper insulation can be noticed in the form of reduced energy costs.
Since there is less heat entering your property, your air conditioning systems don’t have to work as hard to keep the interiors cool. This doesn’t just mean lower energy bills but also leads to prolonging the life of your air conditioning appliances.
Contrary to popular belief, metal roofing is not just available in the form of standing seam design. Metals are so versatile that they can be molded to mimic other roofing types like shingle roofing (only in appearance).
Moreover, property owners also have the liberty of painting their metal roofs in any color they want. There are also metal roofing options that age like fine wine. For instance, copper roofs are known to develop a beautiful green shade over time that can add to the aesthetic value of your property.
Lately, environmental concerns have gripped businesses and most businesses are finding ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Choosing a metal roof can be a step in the same direction.
Since most metals are recyclable, most metal roofing materials, regardless of the metal you choose, consist of at least some percentage of recycled metals.
This, combined with the reduced expenditure of electricity because of the insulation properties of metals, can help your business carry out its responsibility towards helping mother nature recover.
Less Stress On Your Property’s Structure
Metals are generally lighter than other materials used for roofing purposes, like asphalt.
As a result, metal roofs are also much lighter than other types of roofs. This means, when you install a lightweight metal roof on your commercial property, you are easing the stress caused by the structure of your building by the weight of the roof.
These were just some of the many advantages that metal roofing provides to property owners. Which kind of roof do you currently have on your commercial property? Share with us in the comment section below.