Metal roofing is the most cost effective roof covering, period. That takes into account its longevity, virtually no maintenance, energy savings, safety, and durability.
LONGEVITY: Metal is the only roofing that I know that will realistically last 40 years.
MAINTENANCE FREE: Metal does not need yearly cleaning.
ENERGY SAVINGS: Metal not only reflects the suns rays, but it cools off quickly when the sun stop shining. Other roofing products hold heat for a long time and keep dissipating it into the attic well into the night. A recent customer of ours observed a 16% decrease in attic temperature when they went from a shingle roof to a tan metal roof. That temperature decrease correlated into a decrease in their electric bill over the summer.
SAFETY: On a commercial building, safety is an important consideration. Not only do you eliminate the need for pressure cleaning the roof which is a hazard, but you don’t have to worry about tiles breaking and falling on a person or car below.
DURABILITY: The durability factor takes into account that you will come through a hurricane much better than any other type of product. A metal roof will reflect wind borne debris rather than absorbing it like other roofing products.
There are other advantages like fire, rot, and bug resistance which are not commonly discussed.
Besides the energy savings factor, metal roofing is “Green” because of cleaner water runoff and because of its longevity there will be a significant reduction of waste going into the landfill every 20 years when most roofs need replacement.
Metal roofing comes in a variety of styles and colors to suit your preferences, needs, or budget.
I am a believer in metal. If you need any other help, let me know.
Building and Roofing contractor