Metal roofing has truly come full circle during the past century. From being a popular roofing material in the early 20th century to being replaced by cheaper roofing materials such as asphalt shingles during the past several decades, to emerging once again as the premier roofing system for commercial buildings. The future looks bright for commercial metal roofing, and there are several trends and benefits that are fueling the growth. The vast majority of today’s commercial building’s metal roofs use a galvalume coated steel substrate which virtually eliminates worries about rust and corrosion.
As a Metal Roofing Contractor, Shield Roofing specializes in metal roof installations, metal roof repairs, and metal roof maintenance for commercial businesses throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Missouri’s. We offer commercial metal roof systems from Decra, Union Corrugating, and CertainTeed. Our commercial metal roofing is available in styles from traditional standing seam metal roof panels and flat seam metal roof panels to granular coated steel shingles manufactured to resemble clay tile, slate, or shake roofs.
Metal Roofing Benefits
Metal roofing innovations have virtually eliminated rust and corrosion worries. Metal roofs' toughness meets the strictest codes for wind, fire, and impact. Metal roofing is also one of the most energy efficient roofing materials available, even meeting recyclability criteria. The benefits of metal roofing materials are the reasons why metal roofing continues to gain in popularity.
Metal Roofing’s Weather Resistance
Metal roofing materials are durable and weather resistant, having the highest UL ratings for fire, wind, and impact resistance. A commercial metal roofing system, in many areas, is expected to last three or more times longer than comparable asphalt shingle roofing.
Metal Roofing’s Energy Efficiency
Studies conducted by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and Oak Ridge National Laboratory show that energy efficient metal roofing materials with Energy Star certified high reflectance paint systems can save you up to 40% on cooling costs when compared to typical asphalt shingle roofs.
Energy Star certified metal roofing materials reflect a high percentage of the sun's energy back into the atmosphere, lowering attic temperatures and subsequent cooling loads which make your metal roof system more energy efficient. Dark asphalt shingle roofs absorb solar radiation, making your attic a very hot place during the summer months. The higher the Energy Star reflectance rating your metal roofs have, the more money you save.
Metal Roofing’s Curb Appeal
Because commercial metal roofing materials are available in a wide array of designs, finishes, and colors, metal roofs are ideal for the most discriminating residential homeowner. Shield Roofing can provides installation for contemporary, traditional, or old-fashioned metal roofing styles. Re-roofing with metal roofing materials is proven to increase your residential home's resale value from 1% to 6% depending on the area. Commercial metal roofing materials also have an inherent resistance to staining from mold, mildew, and airborne algae.
Green Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is a green building material. Environmentally friendly and sustainable, metal roofing materials offer energy efficiency, recyclability, and extremely low maintenance requirements.
Metal Roofing’s Lifecycle Costs
A commercial metal roofing system can save you money. Because metal is the most maintenance-free roofing material on the market, metal roofing materials save money on upkeep and maintenance. Considering re-reroof expenditures, energy maintenance, insurance, resale, and taxes, metal roofing is an investment with a very fast payback.
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