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Why A Metal Roof Is the Better Commercial Roof

Monday, August 17th, 2020 by Michael Fortenberry


When it comes to commercial roofing, a standing seam metal roof system is one of the best and reliable choices available, compared to other roofing materials. Its low maintenance and high durability is all thanks to years of combined research and product testing. 

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Metal roofs can be a bit expensive to install, yet a lot of business owners still switch and upgrade because they know it’s worth the investment. Still on the fence about it? Fortenberry Roofing discusses some of its biggest benefits to help you decide.

Increase in Property Value

Since metal roofs are already proven to be more durable and efficient, commercial properties are able to command higher rents and selling prices. An energy-efficient building offers several economic benefits, including reliable weather protection to operational savings, enhanced indoor comfort, reduced carbon emission and energy code compliance. 

Energy Efficiency

A well-built metal roofing system helps conserve energy and generate big energy savings on your commercial property. In fact, a standing-seam commercial roofing system can save up to 40% in energy consumption. Additionally, in some areas that have strict building and energy codes, efficiency in buildings and commercial properties is mandatory and required.  

Better Life Expectancy

With a metal roofing system, you can expect a weathertight service life of 40 years, which is much more economical compared to about 23 years for asphalt and 20 for single-ply. In fact, a study based on their service life places the lifecycle cost of a metal roof at around 30 cents per square foot per year, versus 37 cents for asphalt and 57 cents for single-ply. 

What does it all mean for you? Essentially, you’ll only be spending around 3.5% of total installed costs for maintenance on a metal roof compared to about 28.5% for asphalt and 19% for single-ply over the course of their expected lifespan. So, if you’re considering a metal roof replacement, make sure to hire the only commercial roof contractor you can count on. Call Fortenberry Roofing today at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Dimmitt, Levelland, Floydada, and nearby TX areas.

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