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7 Reasons Commercial Building Owners Choose Metal Roofs

Article Posted On: Apr 30, 2018 | Written By: Sentry Roofing
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Metal roofing is often the best choice for a commercial building. Both the material and the way it is joined together give the building owner many benefits. Here are a few reasons commercial building owners choose metal roofs:

7 Benefits of Metal Roofing for Commercial Buildings

1. Metal Roofing is Low Maintenance

Commercial building owners have a lot to deal with. Repairing the roof every few years should not be one of them. With a commercial metal roof there are no shingles to replace, no seams to reseal and no degradation from ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Unlike other roof coverings, metal roofs do not have multiple areas where water can collect, causing freezing and expansion of seams. Instead water and snow slide off easily, allowing the roof to stay in excellent condition.

A metal roof can last up to 50 years with minimal or no maintenance. A building owner who is tired of continually repairing an asphalt roof should consider upgrading to a metal roof. Over the life of the roof, the time and money saved from frequently repairing and maintaining the roof will help offset the initial cost of the materials.

2. Metal Roofing is Fire Resistant

Fire inside and around a commercial building is something a building owner should take into account when deciding on which roofing materials are right for the building. Any material that can reduce the spread of fire is a plus. Sparks that fly from nearby burning buildings or wooded areas can land on the roof. A metal roof will not ignite since metal is not combustible. If a commercial building is in an area where fires can occur, then having a metal roof installed is a wise fire-safe move.

The contents of the commercial building should also be taken into account. If burnable materials, such as chemicals, fabrics or wood product, are stored, every measure should be taken to maximize the containment of a possible fire. A metal roof will help contain a fire that initiates inside the building.

The purpose of the building is also a factor when deciding on which type of roof to install. If the commercial business is a restaurant, bakery, foundry or any other business that uses flames or oils in the course of its work, a metal roof is a wise choice.

3. Metal Roofs are Long-Lasting

Expansion and contraction is an issue with other types of roofing, but not with metal roofing. Metal is an extremely stable product, not subject to drying, cracking and degradation often experienced with other roofing materials.

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4. Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient

Metal roofing combined with the proper insulation is energy efficient. Metal sheets coated with Energy Star paint add additional energy-efficient properties. Light colors reflect the sun’s rays and heat, saving on cooling costs.

Metal roofs that are adequately insulated are not noisy during rainstorms. Insulation not only muffles the noise of pelting rain, it also keeps heating and cooling costs down.

5. Metal Roofs Can be Purchased in a Wide Variety of Attractive Colors and Designs

Metal roofing has a clean, classy look on a commercial building. A property or business owner can be proud of a building that has a good-looking metal roof. 

The roof remains attractive for many years, not showing signs of age or wear for decades. This can’t be said for other types of roofing materials.

Corrugated metal roofing material is no longer the only option available for commercial buildings. Metal roofing now comes in styles that imitate shingles and tiles.

6. Metal Roofs Stand Up to High Winds and Snow Loads

Metal roofing should be considered in areas of the country where heavy snows and high winds occur. Metal roofing sheets are not completely flat. 

Instead the corrugated design allows for additional strength of every sheet. The overlapping and fastening of all edges of each sheet result in added structural strength.

There is no need to shovel snow off of metal roofs. This is why commercial metal roofs are so popular in areas where snow removal is an issue.

7. Metal Roofs Have Curb Appeal

First impressions are important. A clean, sleek metal roof on a commercial building gives a visitor a positive impression. 

The variety of colors available on the market today allows a building owner to match the building’s trim and signage, showing that careful thought was put into the aesthetics of the building.

Commercial Metal Roof Installation in Indiana & Illinois

If you want the best in durability and appearance for your building, contact the professionals at Sentry Roofing in Covington, Indiana for a quote on a commercial metal roof installation, replacement, or inspection

We will be glad to go over all the roofing options that are available. Our team of roofing specialists handle new construction as well as upgrades and repairs. 

We work quickly and efficiently. Also ask us for recent references from customers who have been pleased with our work. 

To discuss your roofing needs, call Sentry Roofing today at (217) 446-2133.

Local cities we serve:

Covington, Crawfordsville, Greencastle, Lafayette, Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Danville, Decatur, Champaign, 

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