Investing in a new roof for your business is an operation that raises a lot of question marks about the most appropriate solution. There are many roof types and materials, each with its own pros and cons. Per trustworthy Colorado Springs commercial roofing contractors, one of the options we recommend you to take into consideration is the metal roof.
The advantages of metal roofs:
- Metal types
The first advantage is the variety of materials that can be used to create metal roofs: metal sheets or shingles made from zinc, aluminum, copper or galvanized steel. This variety allows you to choose the most important aspects for you, such as strength, durability, style or costs involved.
- Lifespan and strength
A properly installed metal roof will have a very long life span, up to 80 years, comes with warranties between 20 and 50 years and is almost maintenance-free. At the same time, metal roofs provide high resistance to fire, strong winds, moisture and pests. Compared to most other roofing materials, metal sheets and shingles are lightweight. This is an advantage because they are easy to install and do not require a reinforced structure.
The cost of metal roofs is quite high, compared to other materials, but given their long life span, the investment will be absorbed over time.