Metal Roofing Pluses
Whether commercial or residential, a metal roofing system is a great choice. They have a lot of benefits, but the main ones are their energy efficiency and their durability. If you’re thinking about replacing your roof, here are a couple of positive features that would make a metal roof a great choice:
One big feature is a metal roof’s energy efficiency. You will lower your annual energy costs significantly compared to asphalt shingle roofing systems. If you have a metal roof, you won’t be running to turn on your cooling and heating systems nearly as much. You’ll want to install some extra insulation to help take even more advantage of this energy efficiency.
Environmental friendliness is another big reason to choose a metal roofing system. They can be completely recycled at the end of their long lifespan, so you won’t have a bunch of waste filling up landfills when they are broken down and taken off. So, as you can see, if you can afford the investment, upgrading to a metal roof should be an easy choice. You’ll save a lot of money in the long run and you can’t get better protection for your property or its occupants. They also have long, comprehensive warranties that will justify your decision even further.
Make an Investment in Your Business
Because they last so long if they’re maintained correctly, metal roofing systems are an excellent investment. They can withstand severe weather elements, whether you’re talking about heavy rainfall, heavy snow, high winds or hail. It will last as much as 2 to 3 times as long as other options, so its worth the extra expense, which is why we say its a true investment in your business.
There’s a lot of metal roofing that is already installed on properties throughout the country. With more and more being added each year as it becomes more well known and popular, it has become one of the more popular roofing options for property owners and managers.
However, if you don’t maintain it properly, you will experience issues and problems that can turn into expensive repairs, just like other roofing systems.
These are the most common issues that you will encounter with a metal roof , which all result mostly from poor installation or maintenance – punctures from foot traffic, leaking from roof tears, ponding or pooling water, rust from extended direct exposure to the elements and panels blowing off in high wind conditions.
Choosing the Right Metal Roof Restoration Product
1 – Odds are that you have this issue because you may have chosen a roof coating when it was last installed or repaired that was subject to degradation. Make sure you pick a silicone roofing product that is more durable than just acrylic roofing systems. Silicone needs less reinforcement, won’t chalk, degrade, haze or fade and aren’t susceptible to wash-off. This makes it superior to acrylic and a great material to use for metal roof repair.
2 – Silicone products are also more environmentally friendly. They have a lower VOC and longer lifecycle, which reduces environmental impact. Sometimes products that are Energy Star compliant or approved by a local quality assurance program should have their numbers checked for comparison.
3 – This could be an ideal time to improve your building’s R-value. A silicone spray foam can improve your insulation from the outside, which reduces the impact on your property’s interior.
4 – Also compare the different silicone products your contractor recommends. We know that all metal roofing systems are not created equally. We are constantly working to improve our product selection and processes and monitor every project individually to make sure we’re delivering the highest quality possible and maximum adhesion during the process.
Taurus Elite Commercial Roof Systems, LLC is a commercial roofing contractor based in Austin, Texas, and specializing in Commercial Metal Roof Restoration and Commercial Flat Roofing Services. When you need solid advice regarding your commercial roof, give us a call at 512-332-4422.