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Why choosing metal roofing for commercial buildings is a smart idea

Nov 12

Why choosing metal roofing for commercial buildings is a smart idea

Metal roofing is a growing alternative to traditional commercial structures, particularly in areas like the United States where hurricanes are a constant threat. Despite some people still believing that a metal roof makes a building look like one, more people choose Metal roofing Portland roofs.

  • It can withstand harsh elements.

Metal is resistant even to the harshest weather. No matter how old your roof is, it won't allow water to seep through. But, there are other materials such as asphalt and wood that can make this possible.


  • It's also eco-friendly

Because metal roofing can last decades without needing to be replaced, it is clear why it is better for the environment than other roofing materials. Don't be deceived by me. Go to your local landfill to see the old roofing tiles.


  • It helps you save money when you use energy.

Special paint is used on metal roofs to protect them for at least 25 more years. This paint reflects sun rays and makes the metal roof very efficient throughout the year, especially in summer.


  • It's a fire resistant material

If your roof is made of asphalt or wood shingles, it's always possible for it to catch on fire. That's not true with metal roofing.


  • It could save you money long-term.

Metal is the only roofing material to last for so long. Even though it costs more initially, the metal roof can last for decades without any maintenance. Most metal roof manufacturers offer an extended warranty of at least 50 years. Metal roofing's benefits include longevity and efficiency. It allows building owners to save money as well as time.


Let's review the benefits of a Commercial Metal Roof.


  • Cost-effectiveness


To discuss the cost for a new roof, we need to define two concepts: the initial cost as well as its lifecycle cost. The initial cost refers to the product's price on the day it was acquired. Life cycle costs can include energy savings, product longevity, replacement costs, product maintenance, and product maintenance over its lifespan.


  • Longevity

Metal roofing can last a long time. Commercial roofing replacements can be expensive in terms not only of cost but also downtime. Metal roofing options are long-lasting and reduce the need for roof replacements during the building's lifetime.


  • Durability


Metal roofing can be extremely strong and requires minimal maintenance, even beyond its expected lifespan.


Metal roofing is often the best option for buildings located in hail or high wind-prone locales to reduce the chance of catastrophic and cosmetic damage.


Underwriters Laboratories classified metal roofs as Class 4 roofs. Storm damage, hail, and wind are far less likely to occur because of this classification. This certification means metal roofs can withstand extreme weather better than roofs that are not designated as Class 4 roofs. It also lowers insurance premiums.


  • Energy efficiency


According to the Department of Energy, 35% of buildings' average energy bills are related to heating, cooling, or ventilation. Metal roofing is an easy way to reduce a building’s utility burden.


A paint system with a high sun reflectance index (SRI), like white, can greatly improve the building's energy efficiency. This will provide a significant benefit long-term for both the building owner, and the environment.


  • Environmental Advantages


Metal roofing materials, like other types of roofing, can be 100% recycled after their life span ends. Metal roofs are often made from recycled materials.


The 60-year-old life expectancy of metal roofing and its ability to withstand all the elements Mother Nature has to throw at it makes it a great choice for anyone considering solar panel installation.




Portland Commercial Roofing

18740 nw rock creek circle #71 portland 97229

(503) 647 3470