Metal roofing is a popular choice for commercial applications because it’s beautiful, offers low-maintenance, and durable; often lasting 2 to 3 times longer than an asphalt-based system. Highly resistant to the elements, it can be installed on low or steep-sloped roofs, and is available in a variety of styles and colors to match any building design.
Like any other elements that make up a building exterior envelope, a metal roof has several basic elements that, when designed and installed properly, will provide a building with a roof surface that will yield decades of satisfactory service.
A metal roof is a functional element of a building that has certain wind load resistance responsibilities. It is certainly responsible for protecting the interior contents from the exterior atmospheric elements, but it has to have the capacity to remain in place to provide this protection. As has been evidenced by the effects of hurricanes, tornadoes, and the like, their capacity to withstand such devastating forces is unsurpassed in the roofing industry.
As your local Illinois commercial roofing contractor, we are proud to offer commercial metal roofing. Metal roofing materials add interest, are visually appealing, and are well known for their long life spans. Whether you need a durable roof that will last for decades or want to make an architectural statement, you’ll need a Illinois commercial roofing contractor capable of the job.
Commercial roofing contractors have long touted metal roofing for benefits such as durability, beauty, and energy efficiency. As more companies adopt “green” initiatives, metal roofing is getting a second look. With a variety of recyclable materials, new coatings such as heat barriers and reflective coatings, and panels that can easily accept solar cells, today’s metal roofs are long lasting, beautiful, and energy efficient.
Lighter colored metal roofs reflect away much of the sun’s UV rays, which can help keep your house cooler and lower cooling costs. In recent studies done in Florida, a metal roof can cut cooling costs by as much as 25% or more.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills annually. The recycled content of steel in metal roofing is much higher than the recycled content in asphalt shingles. Also, due to the low weight of metal roofing (about half that of shingles), in many cases it can be installed directly over your existing roof, saving the environmental as well as financial costs associated with removal and disposal.
THE METAL ROOFING EXPERIENCE
If the look and durability of metal roofing is of interest to you, call Alpha and Omega Exteriors and we can help you sort through the many choices and options. Alpha and Omega Exteriors has decades of experience installing metal roofing in the Illinois markets. From first hand experience we know what works best, from materials to installation, when it comes to metal roofing in Illinois .
Our Professional roofing consulting services are free so call us today to arrange an appointment.