Actually, a few words standout when researching metal roofing systems – the premier roof for commercial buildings and the emerging star of the energy-efficient and sustainable building movement. Additionally, metal roofs are attractive, versatile, durable, energy and cost efficient, virtually maintenance free, and environmentally friendly.
What do all of these words mean to you, the property owner? Attractive – metal roofing comes in a variety of colors, styles and finishes. Versatile –can simulate shingles, tile, slate, or cedar shake. Durability – though higher priced than most roofing materials, metal roofing requires little maintenance and can have a life cycle of 50 plus years. Metal roofs are fire resistant and can withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. Energy and cost efficient – when coated with ‘cool color’ coatings, whether light or dark colors, metal roofing effectively reflects heat to reduce cooling loads in the summer and provide added insulation in the winter. Environmentally friendly – according to the Metal Roofing Alliance, metal roofs typically have a minimum of 25 percent recycled content which allows it to be listed for “green” and recycled content products. When removed as part of renovation or demolition, metal roofs are 100 percent recyclable.
Not all roofs are for all buildings or all budgets, to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing systems or to find out if it’s the right type of system for your building, call Jottan at 800.364.4234.