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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Mar 5, 2019 7:00 AM

Metal Roofing Advantages

Advantages like longevity, durability, and sustainability make metal roofing an ideal solution for building owners looking to maximize the return on investment of their roof.

1. Long Lasting

blog.mcelroymetal.comhubfsFire stationBecause roof replacement is such a significant expense and disruption, building owners often prioritize longevity over other factors when choosing a roofing material.

With a 50-60-year lifespan and minimal maintenance, metal roofing is an ideal solution for any building owner willing to make a long-term investment in their building's roof.

And unlike other roofing materials, metal roofs are incredibly durable.

2. Durable

i1-McElroy-FInal-WebOnLineUse-501A properly installed metal roof will be resistant to cracking, shrinking, and eroding as well as be wind, hail, and fire resistant. This durability is ideal for buildings that experience extreme weather conditions like high winds.

In fact, because metal roofing is so durable, some insurance companies offer discounts for buildings with properly installed metal roofs. In some areas that are hurricane prone building codes are also beginning to recommend metal roofing as the preferred roofing material because of its durability.

3. Sustainable

ShingleRecover2Another metal roofing advantage is that it is a sustainable building material. Often manufactured from recycled material, at the end of its substantial lifespan metal roofing is 100% recyclable.

Another eco-friendly advantage of metal roofing is that when an asphalt roof that is being replaced with a metal roof, often the metal roof can be installed directly over the existing roof. So, in addition to keeping non-recyclable materials out of landfills, the lack of tear-off expenses and disposal fees can help offset the costs of a metal roof.

4. Style Options

138T_for_web-1While not always the first selection criteria for a building owner, the wide variety of styles and color options available for metal roofing is an advantage.

For building owners looking to make a statement or highly visible buildings, metal roofing offers many options. One of the easiest ways to get a sense of the versatility of metal roofing is to take a look through our Photo Gallery.

Learn More about Metal Roofing

Comparing metal roofing to shingles? Check out this article from our partner S-5 for 9 tips to choosing between the two!

You can also learn more about the roofing options available to you, their advantages, and options in our new eBook Tired of Replacing Your Shingle Roof? Metal-Over-Shingle Recover System Offers a Long-Term Solutions with Cost-Saving Benefits. Follow the link below to learn more about the longevity, durability, and environmental advantages of metal roofing over shingles.

Tired of Replacing Your Shingle Roof? Why Business Owners & Institutions Choose Metal Roofing

About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 14 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: Education, Metal Roofing, Commercial

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