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Metal roofs are associated with a high return on investment
Today’s metal roofs are durable, attractive, and save energy. While the initial cost of installing a metal roof may be higher, metal roofs last more than twice as long as their wood and shingle counterparts. The potential savings on maintenance and repairs, as well as the utility savings, make a metal roof the right decision for your business.
Alliance Group Contracting explains why metal roofs make sense for your business.
One of the primary advantages of a metal roof is its longevity. A wood and asphalt roof is projected to last from 12 to 20 years, but a metal roof could endure for 40 to 70 years. This represents major cost savings over time, as well as saving on the costs of repairs and shingle replacements.
A metal roof can be depended on in extreme weather conditions. Metal roofs can withstand 120 miles per hour winds. This makes them a great choice for areas that are prone to hurricanes and strong winter storms. They can also withstand hail damage, an expensive proposition for business owners.
Metal roofs are also tailor-made for areas that experience snowy conditions. When it is pitched at the right angle, snow slides off a metal roof. This enables your business to save on expensive roof raking.
Expansion and Contraction
Another aspect of weather resistance is the ability of the roof to expand and contract with changing temperatures. Wood and asphalt may experience damage if they expand and contract. Metal roofs are constructed to flex with changing temperature conditions. Their fasteners enable them to move with the seasons.
When choosing a roofing material, many businesses are conscious of their environmental impact. A lack of waste, recyclability, and energy efficiency all take part in the decision to choose a metal roof.
Since steel is highly recyclable, there is little to no environmental impact when it comes to wasted materials. Wooden roofs, especially shingled roofs, are one of the leading contributors to construction waste, a major part of today’s waste stream.
The carbon footprint of a metal roof is also much lower than that of a traditional wooden roof. One of the major contributors to a carbon footprint is the amount of fuel burned to transport the materials to their final location. Since metal roofs are so durable, the transportation costs are spread out over a long period of time.
Alliance Group Contracting reminds business owners that asphalt, the primary material used for shingles, is a petroleum derivative that contributes to global warming. Without using asphalt, a roof is far more environmentally friendly.
Another crucial aspect of a building’s carbon footprint is energy efficiency. Unpainted metal roofs demonstrate a high solar reflectance level. This means that the heating energy from the sun is deflected from the building, lessening cooling costs in the summer. Cooling costs can be lowered by as much as 25 percent with a metal roof. Metal roofs can be painted in light colors or with special reflective paint to make them even cooler.
Especially if your building is located in an area where there are a great number of lightning strikes or wildfires, metal roofing is an excellent choice. Sparks falling on a metal roof will not ignite, meaning that the building has a better chance of surviving these conditions.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Wooden roofs with shingles require expensive maintenance every few years. Shingles need to be replaced to keep the roof water-tight and wind-resistant. A metal roof all but eliminates this expense. Metal roofs must be checked for safety every few years and have minor problems corrected, but the expense is not comparable to that of reshingling a roof.
Higher Resale Value
A metal roof can encourage a higher return on investment for your building. A metal roof can increase a home’s resale price by up to 6 percent.
Metal roofs are associated with a high return on investment. Building owners who invest in metal roofing can experience an ROI of as high as 85 percent. This represents a huge advantage of a metal roof over a wooden roof.
Metal Roofs Make Sense
Even though the initial cost of a metal roof is higher than a wood and shingle roof, the return on investment is much greater. A metal roof is more durable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly than a wooden roof. When business owners take a hard look at the numbers, installing a metal roof makes financial sense.
Alliance Group Contracting encourages business owners to look into the advantages of a metal roof and how it may be able to save money each year.
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