If you want an attractive option for your commercial roofing, think about metal. Talk to your roofing contractor first to make sure the slope of your roof is appropriate for metal since a building with a flat roof might do better with a different roofing material. A metal roof requires a slight slope, which your building may have since even a flat roof is sloped for drainage purposes. Here are reasons to opt for metal commercial roofing.
Your Roof Will Be More Attractive
While a pretty roof may not be your most pressing concern, a metal roof can make your building attractive since the roofing comes in a variety of colors. Metal roofs come in orange, red, blue, green, and brown so you can find a color that matches your building, surroundings, or type of business that you do.
If your roof has a slope, people on the street can see a large part of your roof, so your roof's appearance is important if you have a professional building or shop that deals with the public and you want to make a good first impression.
Metal Lasts For Decades
Another important point about metal commercial roofing is that it lasts for decades. You'll want to establish a roof maintenance program so damage is detected and repaired promptly. This gives you the longest life from your roof and helps ward off rust and other problems.
Plus, when your metal roof gets old and worn out, you can extend its life even further by having a roof coating applied if you want to postpone getting a new roof. Getting a long life for your roof could make it easier to keep up with building maintenance and the expenses associated with roof replacements.
Metal Helps Keep Your Building Cool
Metal roofing can be coated so that it reflects UV rays. Plus, if you opt for a white metal roof, it will naturally reflect the sun. Metal roofing is sometimes called cool roofing because it reflects the sun and keeps your building cooler in the summer. This might even help with your utility bills during hot weather.
A Metal Roof Defends Your Building From Threats
A metal roof is a good choice for protecting your building. Metal protects against fire from embers that float through the air and from flames from nearby buildings. Metal also protects against wind lifting and hail. Metal commercial roofing is often installed in long panels, although you can get metal shingles too. The panels offer strong resistance to wind damage. Large hail might dent the metal, but typical small hail may not cause any damage at all.