If you’re looking at your commercial roofing options, you’re probably more concerned with durability and cost than with looks. But the upside of commercial metal roofing is that it can be practical and cost-effective without being unsightly, making it suitable for businesses of all kinds.
When it comes to commercial roofing Wisconsin is a great place to get started with a metal roof. Commercial metal roofs are capable of standing up to the worst winters the Badger State can deal out. They resist wind (they’re rated for up to 140 miles per hour, nearly twice the speed that classifies a wind storm as a hurricane), hail (contrary to popular wisdom, metal roofs aren’t easily dented by hail), and rain or snow (the large panels and interlocking systems of metal roofs make leaks very unlikely). They’re no more likely to be struck by lightning than any other kind of roof, but will safely dissipate electrical charges if hit and won’t catch on fire. Metal roofs won’t split, aren’t susceptible to dry rot, and can’t be infested by termites or rodents.
As for value, there’s plenty of good news there. Even the most expensive types of metal roofing — including stainless steel — generally cost 30% less than other materials with a similar lifespan. And what is that lifespan? Metal roofs can last 50 years or even longer with a minimal maintenance plan. That’s great news for owners of commercial properties as well as of residential ones.
There are even environmental benefits to consider. Metal is the only truly “green” commercial option available, since it uses no petroleum byproducts, uses fewer resources to manufacture than other roofing materials, and is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life. Metal roofing is also energy efficient, and could help you shave up to 25% off your energy costs. The bottom line is that commercial metal roofing helps your business’s bottom line.