Metal roofs provide a brilliant, durable system that can last for decades with only minimal maintenance. Because of this ease of use mentality, many commercial building owners flock to the idea. However, there are things to consider before settling on a metal roof for your commercial building.
Your Building’s Slope
The slope is how steep your roof is. Many commercial buildings have low-sloped or flat roofs. While low-sloped roofs can be completed with a metal solution, every type of metal roofing works best on a medium to high sloped building. This allows proper rain and water runoff and prevents occurrences like rust and corrosion. Flat and low sloped roofs, however, are prime candidates for PVC and TPO roofing.
Typical Weather Patterns
While metal roofing can be reinforced for increased protection, most metal roofing types are at least slightly susceptible to rust and corrosion caused by moisture. Though aluminum is an exception and many metal styles are coated for protection, a risk of early aging happens when selecting some metal roof styles. For humid or coastal environments, stone coated steel is the best metal choice. However, single-ply options, as well as modified bitumen roofing and tile, perform well in high-humidity areas.
While metal roofing lasts for years, requires little maintenance, and is extremely durable, these materials are generally more expensive up front than other materials. Your budget constraints may require another type of roofing solution, in which case membrane roofing or shingle roofing could be ideal choices.
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