A Roof Over My Head

Commercial premises are the place where we work, where we put in all our energy to be successful, the place where we earn. A lot of focus goes into how a commercial space is constructed and designed; from the flooring to the walls to every small thing that goes into the space and another important aspect is the roof used to cover the commercial space. Different businesses have different requirements, and that decided the king of roof they need to use. It is important that the type chosen is conducive to the requirements of the business for efficient working. Everyone involved with selecting commercial roofing, may it be a contractor, a designer, or a builder; the right type of roof is essential to protect the everything that comes under it and also to ensure the cost saving in damage to the items under it and the constant and costly repairs that would occur, in case the right roof is not chosen.

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The advantages of having a Metal Roof

If you are thinking about possible having a Metal Roof on your business here are some factors and advantages to take into consideration.

Metal Roof
  • Light Weight
  • Portability
  • Durability.
  • The lowest end metal roofing (thin gauge with acrylic or polyester paints) commonly called AG (agricultural) or Utility panels will last 20–30 years which is roughly 2 times the lifespan of an average asphalt roof. Most metal roofing products today come with warranties from 25 to 50 years. Sheet materials like stainless steel, copper, zinc and aluminum are inherently durable; the oxidization of the base material forms a protective patina. Some modern steel roof sheeting materials are coated with an alloy of zinc and aluminum to give it some of the durability of each of those materials at a lower cost and higher strength than either. Copper and Zinc details have historically been proved to last upwards of 100 years with little or no maintenance. The average life-span of asphalt shingles today (since 2001) is 6–9 years [citation needed], while residential and commercial grade metal roofing usually lasts from 50-100+ years, depending on the type. The coatings and fixings on steel roof sheeting can be designed for different environments including industrial and marine locations.

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