Commercial Metal Roof in Edmonton

advantages of metal roofing

When choosing what roofing system your building will use, one must consider metal roofing. There are several advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing that we will discuss. This will help you choose between other materials, such as SBS-modified bitumen, asphalt, wood or tile.  

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The Advantages

  • Lifespan: Metal roofs are made from a durable material lasting up to 50 years!  That is much longer than other types of materials.  It lasts longer and is more resistant to fire, rot, insects or mildew.
  • Heat: Metal reflects the sun’s rays, lowering the head amount absorbed by the roof.  It can help reduce your cooling bill during Edmonton’s four summer days per year!  You will have even greater energy efficiency if you use dead air space between the metal and the roof deck.
  • Fire Resistance: I don’t think this comes as a surprise to most, but metal does not burn!  The fire rating is higher on this type of roof than on any other.   The likelihood of the roof starting on fire is much lower with a metal roof.
  • Weight: It is very lightweight.  Up to 40 percent lighter than other types of roofing materials.  Over a roof’s lifespan, weight savings can be preventative in maintenance.
  • Rain and Snow: This type of roofing sheds rain and snow very quickly.  Snow slides down instead of collecting on your roof.  As you may know already, going on the roof in the winter to shovel snow off your roof is no fun.

The Disadvantages

  • Cost: Metal roofs are typically more expensive than other roofing styles.  In the end, you save more due to the long lifespan of a metal roof, but the initial cost is higher.  It is more economical if you plan to stay in one location for a long time; otherwise, use something less expensive.
  • Denting: It may dent if a harsh hailstorm or someone takes a golf club to your roof.  Most metal roofs are guaranteed not to dent, but that may not be an issue.
  • Expansion and Contraction: If the roof is installed correctly, this is not an issue.  However, your roof could leak if the fasteners aren’t done correctly.  The metal expands and contracts with the temperature change.

Metal roofing is a great long-term choice for your commercial roof.  If you plan to stay long-term, this is the best option; if you plan on moving, use a cheaper material!

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