In our last post we discussed some of the advantages that commercial metal roofing has in general and in particular over asphalt tiling. Since we couldn’t fit everything in one post, we’re continuing in this one. First, let’s touch on all of the advantages commercial metal roofing has when faced with extreme weather. This is something that building managers in the north east always have to be mindful of because of frequent thunderstorms in the summer and high snow totals in the winter.
Whether under the strains of high winds, heavy rains or thick snow falls commercial metal roofing continues to excel. It is able to withstand wind gusts of up to 140 mph. And when it comes to snow, as soon as the sun peaks up and warms up the metal the resulting heat will cause the snow to melt and slide right to the ground. But how does it fair against other dangers like, heaven forbid, a fire? While it won’t be much help if a fire starts within the structure but it can stop one from spreading. If any burning materials drift onto the roof, it will simply glance off the metal and fall harmlessly to the ground. All in all, metal roofing is one of the safest type of roofing systems that you can find.
So by this time it should seem obvious that commercial metal roofing is a great choice for the health of your building. But it goes further than that because commercial metal roofing is actually great for the environment as well. That’s because around 28% of metal roofing is actually comprised of recycled material. Compare this figure with the fact that 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into US landfills every year. Not sold on commercial metal roofing yet? Then feel free to read more about it on our commercial metal roofing page. And then, if you still have more questions, feel free to contact us.