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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Aug 20, 2019 8:00 AM

3 Benefits of a Metal Commercial Roof

Let's face it, today's business owners have a lot on their mind.  From constantly changing business landscapes to new competitors and technology, their days are rarely long enough. In fact, many are so tired of the constant churn of roof maintenance and replacement that they've begun to pursue different options in earnest.  With an increasing frequency, they are finding metal roofing to offer benefits ranging from longevity to energy efficiency that help them save both valuable time and money.


benefits of a commercial metal roof

One of the most important benefits of metal commercial roofing is longevity.

A commercial roof replacement is a significant expense in terms of both upfront cost and disruption to the business. The selection of long-lasting roofing materials like metal reduces the number of roof replacements necessary in the lifespan of the building.

In fact, metal roofing typically has a lifespan of 60+ years, making it one of the longest-lasting roofing materials on the market today.

Beyond the expected lifespan of the roof, metal roofing is also exceptionally durable and requires minimal maintenance. In fact, for buildings in hail and high wind prone areas metal roofing is often the best solution to reduce the likelihood of both cosmetic and catastrophic damage. This durability is one of the reasons why you see companies in hurricane-prone areas of the country turning more and more to metal roofing.

Energy Efficiency

According to the Department of Energy, 35% of the average building energy costs are spent on heating, cooling, and ventilation. Metal roofing is an easy way to help lower the utility load of a building.

With the addition of above sheathing ventilation (ASV) and a paint system with a high solar reflectance index (SRI) value, like white, the energy efficiency of a building can be significantly increased.

Environmental Benefits

environmental benefits of commercial metal roof

Metal commercial roofing also offers a number of environmental benefits.

For instance, metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable at the end of their service life. Not only does it not end its life in a landfill, but it is also often made from recycled materials rather than the crude oil and chemicals other types of roofing are manufactured from.

Additionally, for those considering solar panels, metal roofing is an excellent choice due it's 60 year life expectancy and ability to withstand the harshest elements Mother Nature throws its way.  

Learn More

You can learn more about the benefits of a commercial metal roof and metal roof installation options available in our eBook Need a New Roof? How Building Owners Reduce Cost with a Metal Roof. Follow the link below to download your copy.

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About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The family-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 13 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer.

Topics: Metal Roofing, Commercial

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