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Apr 21


By Greenville Roofing Masters


Metal roofing has become a popular choice for commercial buildings, particularly in areas with frequent tropical storms. Even though some people still believe that a roof made of metal will make the building look like one, more people are choosing Carolina roofing. This is because of the following:

  • It can withstand the elements.

Metal is resistant to any weather, even the most severe. No matter how old your roof may be, it won't allow water to seep through. But, this is possible with other materials like asphalt and wood.


  • It's also environmentally friendly

Metal roofing is far more environmentally friendly than other roofing materials. It can last for decades, or even be repainted every year. I beg you to look at all the discarded roofing tiles, shingles, and other materials in your local landfill.


  • It can help you save money on energy.

Metal roofs are coated in a special paint that can last for up to 25-years. This paint reflects the sun's light, making it very energy efficient, especially in the summer.


  • It's a fire-resistant Material

Roofs made of asphalt shingles, wood, or wood are susceptible to fire. Metal roofing doesn't have this issue so you don't need to be worried.


  • It can save you money in the long term.

Metal is the only roofing material that lasts for as long. Even though the initial cost of a metal roof is higher, it will pay off over the long term because it can last decades and even 70 years with very little maintenance. Most metal roof manufacturers offer warranties of up to 50 years. Metal roofing benefits are being discovered by building owners. They can save money and time.


Let's now look at the key benefits of commercial metal roofing.


  • Cost-effectiveness


The cost of a new roof must be discussed in two terms: its initial cost and its life cycle cost. As you might guess, the first cost refers to the original price of the product when it was purchased. Life cycle costs are the costs associated with product longevity, energy-saving, replacement costs, product maintenance, and product maintenance throughout its life.


  • Longevity

The greatest advantage of commercial metal roofing is its durability. A commercial roof replacement will cost the business a lot in terms of both downtime and upfront costs. Metal roofing materials such as metal are more durable than other types of roofing and will require fewer roof replacements over the course of the building's lifespan.


  • Durability


Metal roofing is extremely durable and requires very little maintenance even after its intended lifespan.


To minimize the chance of catastrophic or cosmetic damage to buildings, metal roofing is generally the best option.


Underwriters Laboratories classifies metal roofs as Category 4 roofs. Storm damage and hail are less likely because they are Class 4. This certification signifies that metal roofs will be able to withstand more extreme weather conditions than roofs that are not Class 4, which results in lower insurance premiums.


  • Energy Efficiency


According to the Department of Energy Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation account for 35% of total building energy costs. Metal roofing can be used to reduce a building’s utility load.


You can improve the energy efficiency in a building by using a paint system that has a high solar reflectance index (SRI), like white. It is both a long-term benefit to the environment and the building owner that a building requires less energy to heat and cool.


  • Environment Advantages


Metal roofing materials, like other types of roofing, can be 100% recycled after their use is over. Metal roofs are constructed from recycled materials instead of the crude oil or chemicals found in other types. As such, they don't end up in landfills.


A metal roof is another great option for those considering solar panels. This is because it has a 60-year life expectancy. It can also withstand any kind of weather Mother Nature can throw at.


Greenville Roofing Masters 

Greenville NC

(252) 436 8250