Let’s be real. As a business owner, you have other things you need to focus on besides your roof. There’s purchasing, payroll, insurance, inventory…you name it. But no matter how hard you try to avoid it, a leaking roof can cause all kinds of problems. But by choosing metal roofing, you can deal with your roof concerns once and for all. Continue reading for 10 reasons to choose metal roofing.
Yes, it may be a little more expensive than traditional roofing materials. But in the long run, it can give you peace of mind, and save you some money while you’re at it. Here are ten reasons why metal roofing is your best choice to fix it and forget it.
Lasting up to 70 years, this type of roof life far outstrips normal roofing materials, which are rated for 12-20 years. Plus, Modern Roof Co. typically offers a 30-50 year warranty, letting you rest easy with the knowledge that you won’t have to do anything with your roof for a long time.
Metal roof panels are designed to withstand wind and precipitation better than normal asphalt tiles. Even winds as low as 45 mph can damage roofs, tearing off individual shingles or, at higher winds, large sections. Sometimes the damage is harder to spot, such as when it damages the adhesive beneath the shingle, allowing moisture to seep underneath.
Metal oofing eliminates most weather damage. Many materials are rated to withstand winds as high as 140 mph, ideal in Parker’s mountain climate. This type of roofing even handles most hail, which can pummel a traditional roof and leave you with a big repair bill.
Most metal roofs, especially aluminum, are much thinner than traditional materials. Because they’re thinner, they don’t absorb as much heat during the day. And by reflecting solar radiation away from the home, metal roof panels can help lower cooling costs by almost 30%. That’s money that goes right back in your pocket!
Unlike asphalt shingles or other materials, metal roofing is environmentally friendly in a number of ways. Metal roof panels are made from recycled material, meaning you’re taking waste out of the trash stream. And when it finally comes time to replace your roof, the materials are 100% recyclable, so none of that material goes to waste.
Especially in this era of increased wildfires, metal roofing can help protect your home and your family. Metal roofing is non-combustible, which means you don’t have to worry about the threat of lightning strikes or blowing sparks setting your roof ablaze. Plus, this could end up saving you money on your building insurance!
Metal roofing can be both stylish and attractive. Copper roofing can be shaped into a number of visually pleasing forms, and it takes on the pleasing blue-green patina called verdigris. For those looking for the antique tin roof style, we can help create a patina using stronger material. And aluminum and steel come in a variety of metal roof colors, and can be shaped to best fit your roof, making a striking statement.
Moss and fungus are a constant risk for buildings with tile or shingles. Not only is it unattractive, these organisms can create moisture problems in your roof, leading to rot—that means an expensive roof replacement.
With metal roofing, moss and fungus aren’t a problem, so you don’t have to worry about treating your roof to prevent growth, and your metal roof colors can shine through.
One of the associated costs with redoing your roof is removing the old layer of materials. With many varieties of metal roofing, the new material is light enough to go directly over top. This can help reduce the cost for metal roofing, making it an even more economical choice.
The long metal roof life means more than not having to replace shingles or tiles. Metal roofing requires very little maintenance, other than a periodic inspection.
And metal roofing is weather-resistant. Modern Roof Co. recommends using standing seam metal roofs, especially for metal roofing in Parker. With its long, vertical grooves channeling rain and snow, standing seam offers even more protection against weather-related issues.
While the cost for metal roofing is higher than for traditional roofing material, the longevity and durability of metal roofing, combined with the energy efficiency, add up to a net savings for most businesses.
We at Modern Roof Co. are here to help you meet your roofing needs. Give us a call or contact us through our website to schedule your commercial roof inspection. We can help you decide on the best roofing for you, and how to make it work within your budget.