Metal roofing is one of the most popular roof choices available today for commercial buildings.
Lasting decades when installed properly, some roofs even last 100 years or longer.
Why Choose Metal Roofing
More and more commercial, industrial, and small building owners are selecting metal roofing for its outstanding durability, design flexibility, low lifecycle costs and up to 40% savings on energy.
The Benefits of Metal Roofs
Metal roofing has been in use in different forms for many, many years. Metal has many qualities that enable it to be an effective building material.
Metal roofs are more efficient at shedding rainwater, compared to most roofing types. It can also withstand impact from hailstones and airborne debris and is less likely to get punctured. This is ideal for commercial properties with continuous business hours; the tougher the roof is, the fewer business disruptions.
Long Life Span
Metal roofs have an expected lifespan of up to 50 years, much longer than the average commercial roof. This has a positive effect on the commercial property’s long-term upkeep, especially considering that you will only need to have it replaced twice a century.
Commercial metal roofs can look good and are available in a broad variety of colors and designs.
They are available in more than just the standard standing seam design as well: it can be made to mimic more traditional materials like slate and shingles.
Plus, certain metals like copper develop a beautiful green patina that looks even more beautiful over time.
Metal roofs are long-lasting and resistant to decay, discolouration and mildew, which makes them a low maintenance commercial roofing solution.
Scheduled maintenance is spaced longer compared to single-ply or gravel roofs and – thanks to their exceptional durability – they are less likely to require extensive repair work.
Existing roofs can be re-roofed with metal without contributing tons of waste to our country’s landfills.
Non-combustible and fire-resistant
Metal roofing has a Class A fire rating, which means it receives the designation of “most resistant” to fires.
Metal weighs much less than asphalt shingles and can withstand extremely high winds and climate changes. You can also install a metal roof over the old roof in most situations.
Metal roofs can be easily insulated with a radiant barrier effect, using fiber glass and foam block to reduce energy costs and noise.
Why Choose Bourdeau Contracting?
✓ Bordeau Contracting has been working with some of the largest companies in Missouri, providing them with roof restorations, commercial roof replacements, and repair services
✓ Our strong relations have earned us the best reputation around, repeat business and a coveted A+ rating from the BBB
✓ When you choose to work with us, you’ll get the best customer service and overall experience in the field
✓ We provide free, accurate estimates so you can adequately assess the costs involved for your job
✓ We use only the best products, and stand behind everything we do. Working with us will give you peace of mind that you won’t get from less-established businesses
✓ Commercial roofing requires a unique skill set which we have been providing for decades.
Our team is fully licensed, insured, and OSHA-compliant
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on Metal Roofing
What are the different types of metal roofing?
- Aluminum Roofs
- Copper Roofing
- Corrugated Metal Roof
- Metal Tile Roofs
- Metal Slate Roofs
- Standing Seam Metal Roofs
- Steel Roofs
- Tin Roofing
- Zinc Metal Roof
What styles of metal roofing are available?
Today’s metal roofing systems are available in more styles and colors than ever. Since metal can be formed into virtually any shape, you can get any style or color you’d like.
Does metal roofing cost more than conventional roofing?
Each type of roofing material offers a wide range in levels of quality. Initially, metal roofing may cost slightly more than some other roofing types but the life cycle costs of metal roofing are substantially lower and the length of product life is double and often triple the life span of some traditional materials.
Which metal roofing system should I use?
Copper, aluminum, stainless steel and tin are commonly used in commercial metal roofing applications.
Can metal roofing be installed over my old roof?
Yes! Metal roofing weighs less than 1.6 pounds per square foot, depending on the gauge. It will not normally overload existing roofs. Metal roofing can usually be installed right over asphalt or fiberglass roofing. The existing roof in some cases also serves as an increased level of insulation.
Does metal roofing stand up to weather well?
Metal roofing will withstand hail, high winds, rain and snow better than any other roofing material. Metal doesn’t absorb water, which causes cracking and rotting of other materials, due to freeze-thaw cycling.
Are metal roofs heavy?
No. Metal roofs are surprisingly lightweight. On average, a metal roof is 50% lighter than a traditional shingle roof and 75% lighter than concrete or slate tile roofing.
Will a metal roof affect cell phone reception inside?
Chances are that you currently use your cell phone in metal roofed buildings on a regular basis. Think of the restaurants where you eat, the stores in which you shop, your bank, your church, etc. Many of those buildings have metal roofs or metal decks beneath flat roofs. If you have fair to excellent cell phone reception now, the metal roof should not have any noticeable effect.
What will happen to a Metal Roof in a lightning storm?
Lightning occurs from the highest object in an area, regardless of the material from which it is made. Metal roofing does not create nor attract lightning and poses no additional lightning risk to the structures it protects.
When it rains, will it sound loud on the metal roof?
Metal roofing does not create any objectionable noise during rainstorms. Attic airspace and ventilation play a role in sound absorption as well.
Can we walk on it?
Yes! The high-strength metals, combined with deep texturing, don’t lose their strength over time, making them just as resistant to foot traffic when they are many years old as they are when they are new.
Can you install attic vents on a metal roof?
Yes! Metal Roofs can, and usually should be vented.
Can skylights be installed with my Metal Roof?
Yes. Normal types of protrusions through the roof do not pose a problem. They need to be flashed and detailed properly.
Can gutters (eaves troughs) be used with a metal roof?
Yes, gutters can be used with metal roofs.
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