As a business owner, you are responsible for the upkeep of your building and that includes the roof over your employees' heads. If your current commercial roof isn't looking so hot these days, don't put off a new installation. A roof that is degrading could develop leaks that will cause property damage or, in a worst-case scenario, you could have falling shingles or debris hit an employee or client. Of course, when deciding what kind of roof to install for your business, your first decision will be to decide on what type of material you want to use. While there are many options out there, here's why going with a metal roof might be the right choice for your business.
Metal Will Hold Up Well Against the Wind
If your commercial structure is especially large, your roof could be quite a few feet off of the ground. The higher your structure rises into the air, the more likely it is that you will have to deal with strong gusts of wind. This could be especially true if your building is in part of the country where inclement weather is common. Metal is an incredibly durable and strong material. The metal panels that make up your new commercial roof can also interlock with each other. This construction and durability are a great idea if you want to ensure that your roof will be able to stand up to high winds without sustaining any damage.
Metal Can Help Keep Your Building Cool and Your Energy Bill Down
A standard asphalt roof absorbs the incoming heat from the sun and this could make your entire building a bit warmer, making your commercial HVAC system stay on for longer. Metal, on the other hand, reflects heat instead of absorbing it. This will keep your building cooler even on a hot day and your commercial HVAC system will be able to shut off sooner. This greater energy efficiency will lower your utility expenses and that can really add up over time.
Metal is Environmentally Friendly
If your company wants to be as environmentally aware as possible, you might be looking to use recycled materials to build your new roof and you will of course want that roof to be recyclable again when it's time is up. Metal is a material that is easy to recycle and reuse. You may be able to find metal roofing supplies that feature a large percentage of recyclable materials and most metal roofs are nearly 100 percent recyclable when it's time to tear it down years in the future.
If you're looking into a new commercial roof, consider metal! Consult your local roofing service to learn more.