Building a new commercial building can be a very exciting investment, but it can also feel overwhelming due to the sheer number of decisions that have to be made. One very important decision is what type of roofing your new commercial building will have. This decision will impact your building’s longevity, appearance and more. Many commercial buildings have flat or low slope roofs, but if you are looking for something with a little more flare, commercial metal roofing may be the best option.
Appearance is definitely not the only reason to consider commercial metal roofing for your new build. Here are some other reasons commercial metal roofing is a great investment:
- Durability: Metal roofing can last up to 60 years with proper maintenance. It is naturally fire resistant and weather resistant. It holds up well in extreme wind conditions. It doesn’t require much maintenance and repairs (if necessary) are usually simpler than other roofing types.
- Low lifecycle cost: While the upfront cost of commercial metal roofing is often higher than other types of roofs, if you look at the total investment, metal is a great financial choice. It can help your building be more energy efficient (especially lighter-colored options), saving you money every month on your utility bills. It is made from recycled materials and can be recycled when it is removed from a building.
- Design flexibility: While there may not be as many design options with metal roofing as there are with shingles, there are still plenty of colors and styles to choose from. Your commercial building can stand out from the crowd with beautiful metal roofing.