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METAL COMMERCIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS
For commercial buildings, a popular types of roof commonly installed includes the metal roof. Because of its sturdiness, aesthetic look, and longevity, metal roofs are a great choice in Florida for any commercial building. If you’re in need of a new commercial metal roof, consider the following before making your choice.
Commercial Metal Roofing Systems
Metal roofs have been around for decades, but their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, especially for commercial buildings. The most popular metal roof is the standing seam metal roof. Standing seam metal roofs are constructed of large, metal panels that run from the edge of your roof to its ridge. Each panel has a tall seam that interlocks with the next panel above the roof so that it makes it look like the roof is “standing.” In most cases, metal roofs are made of steel or aluminum, but some other materials can be used for a metal roof depending on the manufacturer or specific application.
Metal Roof Advantages
Metal roofs offer a lot of advantages for commercial buildings. Perhaps the biggest advantage is its durability. In short, metal roofs are built to last, perhaps surviving longer than the building itself. They’re resilient to all types of Florida weather, rain and the sun especially, and they aren’t likely to rust or fade if applied with a protectant coat.
Metal roofs also come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a great choice for commercial roofing applications. Lighter colors offer an additional advantage in that your roof will be able to reflect some of the Florida heat, keeping your building cooler and potentially reducing energy costs.
Metal Roof Disadvantages
Perhaps the biggest disadvantage associated with commercial metal roofing systems is cost. Compared to other roofing materials like EPDM rubber or bitumen, metal roofs typically cost more. That being said, you’re likely to make up that initial investment with a metal roof due to its long lifespan. A metal roof can survive a EPDM or bitumen roof by decades, making it a great choice because of its longevity.
Another disadvantage is the time and difficulty of installing a metal roof. For starters, a metal roof cannot be installed on flatter roofs, meaning your roof must have some slope for a metal roof to be installed. If a metal roof is not installed properly, the roof can be prone to leaks at its weak spots, and that can cause major problems down the road. With any roof installation, this is where it is paramount to ensure you have properly researched the contractor performing your roofing work. Give us a call, we’re happy to serve your commercial roofing needs.
If you’re currently researching commercial roofing systems in Southwest Florida, we welcome the opportunity to educate you of your options and earn your business. Contact our office today for a complimentary estimate, we look forward to working with you!