Six Good Reasons To Choose A Metal Roof

If you're shopping for a new roof for your office building, warehouse or manufacturing facility, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of roofing products on the market today. You'll find everything from composite shingles to traditional asphalt to slate and clay tiles. One product that is gaining in popularity is metal roofing. It's easy to see why. Metal roofing is durable, versatile and impervious to water and insect damage.

Benefits of choosing metal roofing

1. Durability. The average metal roof will last for 40 years or more. That compares to average lifespan of around 20 years for an asphalt shingle roof. Although you'll pay a little more initially for a metal roof, you won't have to worry about spending money for a new roof for a long, long time.

2. Versatility. Metal roofing comes in a variety of colors and textures. You can find metal roofing in hues from red to yellow to dark green. There's something to coordinate with much any architectural style.

3. Water resistant. Unlike cedar shake and asphalt shingles, metal roofing won't warp, crack, mold or rot. Metal is also uninviting to insects, like termites and ants, that can make a home in other types of roofing.

4. Fire resistant. Since metal doesn't burn, it won't contribute to a structural fire. Having a metal roof can give you extra time to evacuate your building and make sure that all of your employees and customers get out safely. Some insurance companies will even give you a discount on your building insurance premium for installing a metal roof.

5. Saves energy. Installing a metal roof can also help you save on your monthly utility bills. A metal roof helps to keep the cold outside in the winter, while not absorbing the sun's energy and making your building more difficult to cool in the summer. Saving energy isn't just good for your budget; it's also good for the environment, something you can use in your marketing.

6. Aesthetics. Lastly, a metal roof gives any building a sleek, attractive look that's visible for miles away. With very little maintenance, this type of roofing will make your building look inviting to visitors and customers for years to come. 

While metal roofing may not be the right choice for every business, this type of commercial roofing will last for a long time, need little maintenance and looks attractive. It's certainly worth considering.