Benefits of a metal commercial roof

Benefits of a Metal Commercial Roof

Did you know that meta commercial roofing systems are quickly becoming one of the more common commercial roofing systems in the US? Throughout the country, commercial property owners are turning to metal roofs for their multitude of benefits.

Here are some of the main benefits of a metal commercial roof for your commercial property:

Lower Cost

Two things must be taken into consideration when reviewing the cost of a commercial roofing system, the upfront cost, and its lifecycle cost. Due to the cost of its materials, metal roofing systems have a higher upfront cost than some other roofing systems. However, the money it saves you throughout its lifecycle makes up for this two-fold.

With an expected service life of 60 years vs the average service life of 30 years, a metal roofing system prolongs the cost of completely replacing your roof for 30 years, which more than covers the price difference in the upfront cost. Additionally, due to its low susceptibility to tear-offs, the money saved in repairs can total up to roughly $500,000 by the end of its lifecycle.

Longevity

Perhaps the most important benefit of a commercial roofing system is its longevity.

As we mentioned previously, a metal roofing system has an average lifespan of 60 years, which is double what other roofing systems provide. Due to its thickness and high durability, metal roofing systems are built to withstand the elements, whether it be hail, high winds, lightning, or even fire. This has made this roofing type increasingly popular in areas with harsh hail seasons such as Colorado and Texas.

This durability prevents damage, both on a cosmetic and structural level which saves you on costly repairs and keeps your business up and running without interruption.

Energy Efficiency

Heating, cooling, and ventilation make up a significant portion of your commercial property’s energy costs.

Being inherently reflective, metal roofing offers temperature control by controlling how much heat your roof absorbs and lets into the building. This can turn into huge savings on your energy bill due to the light load on your HVAC system. Additionally, metal roofing is an extremely well-insulated roofing system, which prevents heat from escaping through it during the winter months, which again, in turn, turns into savings on your energy bill.

This reduced energy consumption can save thousands of dollars a year and makes your building environmentally friendly.

Environmental Benefits

Metal roofing is quickly rising in popularity for its green benefits as well. From its forging to its end, metal roofs are used in a sustainable way.

Often made from recycled materials, its components have a significantly smaller environmental impact when being crafted. Additionally, once it is finally time to retire your metal roofing system, its components are then recycled, completing a sustainable cycle, significantly reducing crude oil and other chemical consumption.

As mentioned in the last section, metal roofing systems are both reflective and well-insulated, which significantly lowers the energy consumption necessary to keep your property climate controlled. This not only saves you money in the long run but also lowers the environmental footprint your property leaves.

Metal roofing is growing increasingly popular and with good reason. Its durability, longevity, efficiency, and green properties make it an ideal choice for just about any property owner. Though it comes with a higher upfront cost, the money it saves over its lifecycle more than cover the extra money spent, possibly even paying for itself by the time it is replaced.

Think a metal roofing system is right for you? Contact us today to get started on installation!

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It's Time to Get Your Commercial Roof Inspected

It’s Time to Get Your Commercial Roof Inspected

Your commercial roof is on the top of your property, but there’s a good chance it’s not on the top of your mind. If it is on the top of your mind, that likely means that something is wrong with it, which takes your attention away from your business. That being said, completely ignoring your commercial property’s roof until there is an issue can lead to costly repairs. Rather than ignore your commercial roof entirely or spending too much time agonizing over its state, you can work with your commercial roofing contractor to schedule regular inspections to make sure your property remains in good repair.

What is a Commercial Roof Inspection?

A commercial roof inspection is when a trained inspector surveys your roof for any signs of damages or potential issues. This includes evaluating the overall status of your roof, any of its attached components, and its water drainage. Your inspector will look for any signs of issues, including cracks, ponding, detached flashings, as small-scale issues such as these can become large and expensive repairs if left unchecked. To ensure that all aspects of your roof are thoroughly inspected, A-Line inspectors follow a 65-point checklist as a guideline to making sure no stone remains unturned.

Reasons for a Commercial Roof Inspection

The reasons for a commercial roof inspection vary, but all of them have the end goal of protecting your investment for the long term. One reason could be that the inspection is part of a preventative maintenance plan developed with your commercial roofing contractor. Your commercial roofing contractor will work with you to establish a schedule for inspections and maintenance based on specific attributes of your commercial property, such as location, weather patterns, surrounding foliage, and other factors that can potentially put your roof at risk.

Additionally, having your commercial roof inspected after a major storm, even if it doesn’t line up with your regular inspection schedule, is always a good practice. Thunderstorms, hailstorms, and other forms of severe weather can put your roof’s integrity at risk. These weather events can cause damages such as cracks, punctures, dents, pulled-up flashings, and more that will leave your roof susceptible to leaking. If not caught in the early stages, the moisture from these leaks can compromise your roof’s integrity, leading to partial or full roof replacements.

Your commercial property and its roof are an essential investment, and like all investments, you want to make sure they remain protected and profitable. Establishing a maintenance and inspection schedule with your commercial roofing contractor, and adding additional inspections after significant weather events, is a great way to ensure your roof is in top condition and give you peace of mind.

To establish an inspection schedule for your property’s roof, contact A-Line Contractors today!

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