Metal Roof Benefits
Many property managers choose to install metal roofs rather than the alternatives. Although the initial investment for metal may be higher than other roofing systems, metal roofs are more efficient and environmentally sustainable than other roof types. Choosing to install a metal roof can save you money on energy costs and keep repair costs at a minimum. Here are some eco-friendly advantages of using a metal roof on your commercial property.
The average lifespan for a metal roof is 35-40 years. Depending on the materials, there are several metal roof installations that may last even longer. Common metal roofing materials, like steel and aluminum, should last 35-40 years on a commercial building before needing replacement. Other metal roofing, like zinc and copper, can last 50 years or more.
Metal roofs significantly reduce energy consumption due to high reflectivity and thermal emittance. They also reflect sunlight and retain less heat than other roofing materials. These characteristics reduce the energy required to heat and cool buildings, significantly benefiting the building owner.
Many companies are embracing a larger green strategy. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable and are the most sustainable roofing choice. Anything that can be kept out of the landfills and turned into something usable will help our earth stay greener. Building Owners and Property Managers may even see a return on their original investment when they choose to recycle the materials.
Although no building is entirely fire-resistant, you can protect your building against fire by installing a metal roof. Most metal roofing is considered Assembly-Rated Class A, meaning the covering and underlying materials provide additional fire protection. This makes metal roofs one of the most fire-resistant options on the market for roofing materials.
Metal roofs provide several advantages to building owners and property managers looking for a long-lasting, energy-efficient, durable material. If you’re thinking about using a metal roof for your commercial building in the Atlanta area, contact Innovative Roofing Group for a quote.