When you're having a commercial building constructed, you have a lot of decisions to make. Your roof is one of the most important structures to think about, as it will protect everything in the building. Not only that, but it's one of the first things that people will see as they drive or walk up to the property. Standing-seam metal might be a great choice for your building's roof; here are three reasons for that.
Wind, sun, rain and other weather issues are unlikely to affect standing-seam metal, which is largely impervious to those things. In addition to performing as a barrier against exterior elements, metal is also resistant to fire. That can prevent extensive fire damage, as a fire in one part of the building will be unlikely to spread to other parts of the building via a flame-engulfed roof.
What you may not realize is that standing-seam metal can be purchased in many colors so that you can choose a shade that is most appropriate for your building. A colored roof will make your building more visually exciting. In addition to selecting the color of the roof, standing-seam can be fabricated to your specifications; that means that if you'd like to add curves, unique soffits or cornices and other special features, that can be done easily. The end result will be a striking roof that is not only strong but beautiful.
One of the most beneficial features of standing-seam metal is that you don't have to worry about high maintenance costs over time. With other materials, you may have to repaint, re-shingle or re-seal the roof's surface regularly. Those costs can add up. In addition, you and your employees are unlikely to get on top of the roof often, so if you select other roofing materials, rotting, splitting and other problems could start to happen before you even realize it. Repair costs might be higher because the problems are more extensive before you take notice of them.
Standing-seam metal, on the other hand, will give you a roof that doesn't have to be thought about often, if at all. You won't have to incur additional costs and that could save you a great deal of money over the life of the roof.
With the details above, standing-seam metal should be a material you think about carefully when considering roof materials. Discuss your building with architectural sheet metal suppliers who can help you make a decision. Contact a company like Berwald Roofing Inc to learn more.