Drive through any business district in Colorado and you’re likely to see many buildings being updated with metal roofing. This may have you wondering if you should do the same. There are a number of benefits and features that explain the growing popularity of metal roofing, but there are some things you should consider before making this investment.
1.What type of roof do you currently have? While a shingle roof can easily be changed to metal roofing, a flat roof cannot be done without building a new roof structure to provide the proper slope needed for metal roofing. There is also a minimum slope needed because of snow loads, so even a shingle roof should be assessed prior to continuing.
2.What are your long-term plans? The lifespan of metal roofing is as much as five times longer than a standard shingle roof. The longer you plan to be in the building, the wiser it is to switch to metal roofing, so you don’t face roof replacement as often. However, even if you plan to sell in the next decade, metal roofing will increase the value and make your building more marketable due to its popularity.
3.Do storms easily damage your current roof? Many areas of Colorado experience harsh conditions, including winds, snow, and rain. You will find that metal roofing stands up to these abuses far better than a shingle roof. In addition, metal roofing is fire resistant, which can make a huge difference if you’re in an area where forest fires make you nervous.
If you need a replacement roof for your business, you’ll also love that it is easier and quicker to install metal roofing, so you can experience less disruption to your operations. If you would like to know more about the benefits of metal roofing or any other roofing choice, give us a call at Apex Restoration & Roofing.