Commercial metal roofs offer a wide variety of benefits to justify their higher price tag. They’re among the most durable, energy efficient, and low-maintenance commercial roofing options on the market. They also come in a variety of colors, and can be made to resemble other materials like clay tiles, shingles, slate, or wood, lending them an aesthetic edge over the competition.


The reflective coatings on commercial metal roofs prevent 75 to 80 percent of the sun’s energy from being absorbed into the building. This translates into major energy savings and lower utility costs. Metal can also be used with any type of insulation, including thicker options, further improving your building’s energy efficiency.


Metal roofs are the most durable roof you can buy. Metal roofs can withstand 140 MPH winds and are resistant to fire, hail, water, snow, and ice - basically anything Mother Nature can throw at it. With an average lifespan of 50 years, it’s not unheard of for a metal roof to outlive the building it covers. As long as its coating is well-maintained, the roof itself should need little in the way of maintenance and repairs over the course of its impressively long life.


Metal roofing materials are typically manufactured from at least 25% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable by the end of their life. Their reflective properties and tight seals lend them superior energy efficiency which can reduce energy waste and the heat island effect in the building’s surrounding areas. Metal roofs are also ideal for hosting solar photovoltaic panels and thermal renewable energy solutions.


Though metal is the most expensive commercial roofing option to install, the long-term savings that come with a metal roof will make up for the higher initial cost over time. Their energy efficiency will save you money in year-round heating and cooling costs, plus you’ll be spending less on the maintenance, repairs, and costly roof replacements that would be necessary with a less durable roofing material. When you multiply those savings by 50+ years, you’ll find metal roofs have a much better life cycle cost than you may have initially expected.