Each roofing material brings something unique and valuable to the table. Rubber roofing is argued to be the best roofing material you can choose for a commercial roof because it is low-cost and extremely durable. If you don’t mind spending a little more out-of-pocket, a metal roof will last between 50 and 60 years and offer you the most protection from the rain.
All metal roofs aren’t the same. Some metal roofs may be steel, while others are aluminum. There are advantages to using either type of roof; both can last between 50 and 60 years.
Yes, aluminum roofs can become Class A fire-resistant with proper underlayment and sheathing.
Corrugated metal roofing is a sheet of metal that has been rolled to form an “S” or wavy pattern in the metal. Corrugated metal comes in panels fastened to one another on the outside. Corrugated metal is good for a commercial roof because it is affordable, durable, and offers great protection from both wind and rain.
Like corrugated metal, standing seam metals are panels of metal that are connected to one another to form the roof. The difference is that standing seam metal uses a quality fastening system that isn’t exposed to the elements. This means you don’t have to regularly inspect the fastening system to ensure they are still in good working condition. Commercial customers also like standing seam metal because it is available in more colors and styles than corrugated metal.
Unfortunately, roofs aren’t meant to last forever—but they should last many years before needing to be replaced! We find that many homes are built using builder-grade asphalt shingles, so the roof can need to be replaced as soon as 10 years. Using architectural asphalt shingles will ensure your roof will last as long as 30 years.