According to a 2004 study of low-sloped roofing, metal roofs have a much longer life span expectancy than built-up or single ply roof systems. Their research found that the life expectation for metal roofing systems was upwards of 40 years – which is more than double that of the other roofing systems. More than just lasting a long time, metal roofs require little-to-no maintenance throughout that 40+ years
Benefits of Metal Roofing:
It is critical to know that metal roofing is subjected to the greatest degree of thermal movement (expansion and contraction) of any roofing system. As a result pressure is exerted on the fasteners, overlapping seams and flashing flanges. With the passage of time those important roofing components become separated, allowing moisture to penetrate into the areas below. Often this leads to premature roof replacement.
Roof replacement is costly, and often repairs are enough to extend the life of a commercial roof until budget allows for replacement. The best way to increase the life of a commercial roof is with a roof maintenance plan. Our maintenance plans offer annual inspections to provide necessary maintenance and make small roof repairs before they become costly replacements.
Standing seam metal roofing is typically not the least expensive roofing system to install, but when one considers the common maintenance, repairs, and shorter life expectancy of traditional flat roofs, the costs advantages of standing seam metal roofs are obvious.
Onsite roll forming reduces the investment in materials by cutting out the middle man and the related shipping costs associated with buying traditional factory formed panels. This is specifically the case with large commercial and industrial buildings. It also allows for a much greater level of quality and control as the panels can be cut to the exact length and fit together without horizontal lap joints. Call the metal roofing experts at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors today and find out how you can start saving money with an energy-efficient and LEED compliant metal roof.
Of course, like any roof, they’re not perfect. But even their inherent downfalls can easily be avoided.
Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors provides commercial metal roof repair, commercial metal roof restoration and commercial metal roof installation services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding area cities. When you need sound advice on options for your metal roof repair or installation, give us a call at (512) 333-7663.