Advantages of a Commercial Metal Roof

Commercial metal roofs aren’t as common as other types, but they offer many benefits. Fortunately, innovations in the roofing industry over the years have made metal roofs a viable option for modern homes. Here are some of the benefits commercial roofing from our CT and Massachusetts roofing contractor offers:


  • Metal roofing is lighter and easier to install than asphalt shingles
  • It has an incredibly long life – 40 – 60 years, whereas shingles generally last 12 – 20 years
  • Metal handles harsh weather conditions much more effectively – 140 mph wind gusts can be withstood
  • Its more environmentally friendly than asphalt – more of it can be recycled for future reuse

Although metal roofing costs a little bit more to install at first, it costs much less over the long run. In some cases, commercial metal roofing in CT comes with up to a 75-year warranty.

What Type of Weather can a Commercial Metal Roof Handle?

A commercial metal roof can handle years of extreme abuse from weather, including high winds, heavy snow, wildfires, and hailstorms. Commercial roofing in CT allows snow to slide off fast. As soon as the sun warms up the metal, the resulting heat causes the snow to melt and slide to the ground. In regard to wildfire, any burning material that drifts to your home will simply bounce off the metal and roll harmlessly to the ground, while other roofing systems are at greater risk.

What Environmental Benefits Does a Metal Roof Offer?

About 28% of a metal roof is recycled material. To give you a comparison perspective, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into US landfills each year. In addition, a metal roof can be installed over your existing asphalt shingle roof. Not only does that spare our environment extra harm, but it reduces the labor costs necessary to tear off the asphalt shingles.

How much Does Commercial Metal Roofing in CT Cost?

Look at it this way – you’ll live in your home for at least 30 years, if not more. Asphalt shingles last 12 to 20 years, so 15 years is a reasonably estimated average. Commercial metal roofs routinely last up to 60 years, if not longer. But, let’s say one lasts for 60 years. During that time, you would have to replace your asphalt shingles 4 times. If you are paying less than four times the cost of an asphalt roof for a metal roof, you are making back your money, plus some more.

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Commercial Roofing Services in Connecticut

For over 90 years, Eagle Rivet has helped thousands of businesses and organizations with:

  • New roof construction
  • Roof repairs
  • Re-roofing
  • Roof renovation
  • Retrofitting
  • Remodeling
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Roof leak repair
  • Waterproofing
  • Flat roofing
  • Metal roofing
  • Tin roofing
  • Copper roofing
  • Asphalt roofing
  • Rubber roofing
  • Flat roofing repair
  • EPDM roofing
  • PVC roofing
  • Thermoset Membrane roofing
  • Thermoplastic Membrane roofing
  • Modified Bitumen Membrane roofing
  • Commercial roofing repairs
  • Roofing shingles
  • Roof truss
  • Roof insulation
  • Roof cladding
  • Timber cladding

Eagle Rivet Roofing has the solution to all of your roofing needs and to request a free Roof Condition Analysis contact us today!

Eagle Rivet Roof Service – Roofing Partners You Can Trust

Our skilled roofing contractors are fully licensed and insured. Our company has years of working with all of the major metal roofing manufacturers, like: Carlisle SynTec, GAF-Elk, Firestone, Met-Tile, Classic Metal Roofing, and more.

Review our Roofing References page for more information about many of these manufacturers and the relationship we’ve forged with them.

We have pictures and summaries of over 50 commercial roofing projects on our website, no other company in Connecticut can show you as many large-scale, relevant projects!


Leak Repair

Our commercial roofing division
designs, builds, maintains and completes
industrial and flat roof projects
covering all of Connecticut.

Roof Waterproofing

Preventative Maintenance is the
best way to achieve maximum
performance and longevity to your
existing roofing system.

Flat Roof Repair

We work closely with General Contractors,
Roof Consultants and/or Building Owners
to achieve the common goal
of a high quality re-roof application.

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home, commercial or facility roofs in immediate distress.

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