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Metal Roofing for Businesses: Pros and Cons

  • Durability: Metal roofs are long-lasting and can take a beating. Under normal conditions, a metal roof should last for the lifetime of the building underneath it.
  • Reflectivity: Metal roofs reflect heat away from your building. This feature of metal roofs is particularly valuable in hotter climates as reflectivity will help keep a building cool without running up an air conditioning bill.
  • Ease of installation: Metal roofs are relatively easy to install, reducing the chance of installation failure or excessive delays.
  • More expensive: Metal roofs cost more than alternatives. However, If you plan to keep your building for a large stretch of time, the extra cost of a metal roof is likely entirely offset by its durability.
  • Noisy: Metal roofs are usually louder than alternatives during storms. However, there are ways to mitigate the noise caused by having a metal roof.
  • Prone to denting: Metal roofs can dent due to hail or other hard objects slamming onto the roof. It is important to note that some forms of metal roofs are more prone to denting than others.

Metal Roofing Materials

Not all metal roofs are made of the same material. Metal roofs that are installed for commercial use are usually made out of steel. However, there are aluminum, alloy, stainless steel, and copper options. Commercial buildings usually opt for steel roofing because of its relatively low cost and durability.

Once deciding upon a base material for your roof, the next item to consider is the type of roofing that best suits the needs of your building. The three most prominent options for commercial buildings are corrugation, galvanization and standing seam metal roofing panels.

Corrugated Metal Roofing

Corrugation it the process of folding material into ridges and grooves to make it more durable. Corrugated metal roofing is when a standard roofing material like steel or aluminum is folded to improve its durability. Corrugated metal roofs also save more energy because the folded metal better reflects sun rays.

Galvanized Metal Roofing

Galvanization is the process of coating metal in zinc to prevent rusting. Steel roofs are almost always galvanized to avoid rusting. While galvanized steel is an excellent option if you are looking for maximum durability, it is a weighty material which has drawbacks.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing Panels

A standing seam is a roof with seems that are elevated rather than flush with the rest of roofing. The seams of a roof are its weak point. Standing seam roofs are more resistant to leaks and great for environments with harsh weather conditions.

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Your Metal Roofing Contractors in Las Vegas

No matter what type of roof you ultimately decide to install on your building, it is critical to hire experienced roofers to help you along the process. For over fifty years, the Original Roofing Company has serviced Las Vegas Valley building owners. The Original Roofing Company is committed to exemplary customer service. After the Original Roofing company installs your roof, they even will send a quality assurance team to make certain that your roof meets their standards. If you are Las Vegas building owner looking to re-roof, then look no further than the Original Roofing Company.

Customer Testimonials

Here's what some of our customers are saying:

I was most satisfied with everything. From the time the young man came out. They called us to schedule the installation. They came in a prompt manner. Less than 48 hours a quality control guy came out to check on the work and to answer any questions that we might have had. My husband and I think The Original Roofing Company is a top shelf company.

Glenn R. Las Vegas Homeowner

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There are a lot of roofing companies out there. Believe me, I shopped around. You can stop shopping and go with this company. You won’t be sorry.

Rebecca M Las Vegas Homeowner

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If anyone needs their roof done I will tell them about The Original Roofing Company.

Lloyd H. Las Vegas Homeowner

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