Commercial Metal Roofing: An Overview

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Roofs are without a doubt, one of the most important pieces of just about any structure. And the larger the structure the more important the roof becomes. This is why so much time, effort and money has gone into perfecting commercial roofing. And of the different types of commercial roofing available, commercial metal roofing has become one of the most sought after. And with good reason.

First of all, metal roofing is not only lighter than asphalt shingles, but it is also much easier to install. Add to that its laudable longevity, between 40-60 years, wherein shingles usually only last 12-30. So it’s easy to see why so many building managers are keen on metal roofing. It also endures harsh weather conditions better and can withstand wind gusts of up to 140 mph. And let’s not forget the fact that commercial metal roofing is more environmentally friendly and can be recycled for later use.

But that isn’t to say that there aren’t any downsides to commercial metal roofing. Mainly, it will cost more to install it than it would asphalt shingles. But you should think of it as more of an investment because it will save you money over the long haul. And, in many cases, you’ll find your metal roofing comes with a 75 year warranty reducing a lot of the risk associated with such a large purchase.

So if you’re a building manager trying to figure out what would be the best type of roofing for your building, chances are, the best answer is metal roofing. But what if it’s not? Don’t worry, Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corporation can help you no matter what your commercial roofing needs are. If you would like to speak with one of the highly skilled members of our staff then feel free to contact us. And if you’re still curious about the different types of commercial roofing options available to you then feel free to peruse our commercial roofing page.