So your commercial roof is looking old and dingy, why not replace the shingles with a metal interlocking system that you won't have to mess with again. People often use asphalt shingles on the property because they don't want to spend the money for any material that is more reliable, but metal is one of the best materials you can use.
Metal is a roof covering that you don't have to worry about, and it looks very modern for your business. Here are just a few of the reasons you should at least get an estimate from a metal roofing contractor.
An asphalt roof only has the expected lifespan of 20 years, which means you could likely end up doing work or replacing the roof more than once while you own a commercial property. The metal roof can last up to four times that long, or for 80 years, which will most likely be longer than you are the owner of the property. This makes the material a great long term investment, since it can save you replacement costs down the road.
The metal roofing panels are designed to interlock together. You don't have to worry about shingles peeling and curling, or blowing up and off. The panels are impermeable to water. Fluids won't soak into the roof or damage the panels, and you don't have issues with algae or insects that are attracted to moist wood. Instead, you just get the panels inspected on occasion to ensure everything looks good.
Lower Heating and Cooling Costs
A metal roof is a cool roofing system, keeping the workspace comfortable throughout the warmer seasons because of sun deflection. It also keeps the heat trapped within the space during the chilly winter weather. Since you're choosing to update your roof to an efficient material, you'll want to see if there are city, state or federal tax rebates as a reward for making the investment in an ecological option.
A metal roof is also impact resistant, which can lower the insurance costs of your commercial property insurance or liability insurance. If you have to replace the roof on your commercial property and you want a reliable material, but you are worried about price, metal will be a great option for your property even when you're on a budget. Get multiple quotes to explore options and ask about new roofing installation at the same time. To learn more about roofing, speak with a business like Central States Roofing.