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Metal roofing is increasingly being used as a commercial roof option, especially in areas that are subject to frequent hurricanes. While some may still think that a metal roof would make their building look like it is a barn and that they should not install one, more people are choosing Carolina steel roofing for these reasons:

  • It can withstand any weather conditions.

Metal is strong against all weather except extremes. For example, no matter the age of a roof, it will not permit water to penetrate; however, with other materials like asphalt or wood, this possibility exists.


  • It's environmentally friendly

Metal roofs can last for decades and are more sustainable than other roofing materials. They don't need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, and they don't need to get repainted every year. Look at the discarded roofing tiles or shingles at your local dump if you don’t believe me.


  • It will save you money on your energy bills.

A unique paint is applied to metal roofs. It lasts at least 25 years. This paint reflects sunlight, making metal roofs extremely energy-efficient throughout the year, especially during summer.


  • It's a fire-resistant material

Your roof can catch fire if it is made of asphalt shingles or wood. This isn't true with metal roofing.


  • This could help you save money over time.

Only metal roofing materials last as long. Even though it may be more expensive at first, metal roofing is more durable than other materials and can last for decades with minimal maintenance. A majority of metal roof manufacturers provide a 50-year warranty. Metal roofing offers many benefits, including longevity and energy efficiency. Building owners are discovering this benefit more frequently.


Let's examine the main benefits of a metal commercial roof.


  • Cost-effectiveness


Two concepts are necessary to understand the cost of a new roof: the initial cost as well as its lifecycle cost. As you might expect, the first cost is the actual price of the product at the time it is purchased. The life cycle costs of a product include its longevity, energy savings, replacement cost, and maintenance costs over its lifetime.


  • Longevity

One of the greatest advantages of commercial metal roofing is its longevity. The cost of replacing a commercial roof is significant in terms both of the upfront cost and the downtime it causes for the business. Metal roofing materials are durable and can last for many decades.


  • Durability


Metal roofing is strong and easy to maintain, even after the roof's expected life expectancy.


To limit both catastrophic and cosmetic damage, metal roofing is usually the best choice for buildings in hail-prone areas.


Underwriters Laboratories has designated metal roofs as Class 4 roofs. This makes storm damage, hail, wind, and fire much less likely. This certification shows that metal roofs are more resilient to extreme weather than roofs that have not been designated as Class 4. Therefore, they offer lower insurance premiums.


  • Energy Efficiency


According to the Department of Energy heating, cooling and ventilation account for 35% of all average building energy expenditures. The simplest way to reduce the utility load of a building is with metal roofing.


A high-solar reflectance paint system (SRI), such as white, can make a building's energy efficiency significantly better. Both the building owner as well as the environment will see a significant improvement in their ability to heat or cool their buildings.


  • Environmental Advantages


For example, metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable after their service lives end. Metal roofs are usually made from recycled materials, rather than crude oil and chemicals like other types of roofing. This means they are not destined to end up in landfills.


Because of its 60-year life expectancy, metal roofing is a great alternative to solar panels. It can also withstand the harshest elements Mother Nature throws at it.


Greenville Roofing Masters 

Greenville NC

(252) 436 8250