There are a lot of different roofing materials that you can use on a commercial building, but the roofing your choose can have an impact on how long the roof lasts and the performance of the roof over time. A building with a pitched roof may benefit from metal roofing, and depending on the use of the structure, that may be a perfect solution to your roofing needs.
Durability of Metal Roofing
One of the most important benefits of using metal roofing on a building is the durability of the metal. Most metal roofing manufacturers rate the lifespan of metal roofing at between thirty and fifty years, so replacing the roof more than once in your lifetime is unlikely, and often these roofs last longer than the rating.
The roofing can withstand a lot of abuse, and there are things that the manufacture can do to extend the life of the material like galvanizing the metal or coating it with a high-strength powder coating that seals the metal and prevents the elements from doing a lot of damage to the metal.
Speed of Installation
Even on a large roof, metal roofing installation is much faster than installing an asphalt single roof or a rubberized roofing material on the building. An experienced roofing crew can put a metal roof on your building in a couple of days in many cases unless the roof structure is compromised and needs a lot of repairs first.
A standard roofing job often only requires the contractor to remove the old roofing material and install the metal roofing on the existing building. A vapor barrier is put down before the metal, but in most cases, they can be done in a couple of hours once the old roofing material has been removed.
Cost of Roofing Installation
In many cases, installing metal roofing on your commercial building can be far less expensive than traditional materials. The sheets of metal roofing are available in many sizes and with many different coatings that affect the material's price. Still, standard metal roofing is often less expensive per square foot of roofing than other materials.
The installation process for metal roofing requires less actual time to complete the job, so the cost of putting the roof on is often lower as well. For a business that is working on a tight budget, the cost savings can be essential.
While there may be some increases in the price for special coatings to specific materials, the overall cost of metal roofing is lower initially and saves you money over time because the roofing will last much longer than other materials.
Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!