Whilst the lifespan of the average industrial roof is over 20 years, there will come a time when your roof needs trading in for a newer model. Over time roofs become damaged and corroded due to the battering wind and rain, in addition to this, moss and cracks develop across older roofs leaving your factory, commercial or industrial building susceptible to water leaks and energy loss.
Whether you are due for a strip and resheet or simply looking to upgrade your existing flat or asbestos roof, considering an upgrade to a new roofing system can be a huge decision. We’re here to help you discover the benefits of upgrading to a steel roof to make that big decision that bit easier!
Standing the Test of Time
In comparison with alternative industrial and commercial roofing materials, steel roofs last longer with an average lifespan of between 20 and 40 years. Whilst asphalt and asbestos roofs can crack and become damaged over time due to exposure to the changing weather conditions, steel roofs are particularly hardwearing and difficult to corrode, and can withstand pretty much every eventuality Mother Nature throws at them. The high tech coatings and techniques used to fit steel roofs and metal sheeting enhance the system’s superhero status further by keeping maintenance minimal and increasing durability.
An Eco Friendly Alternative
Unbeknown to many building owners, steel roofing is actually great for your property and the environment. Metal sheeting is crafted from recycled materials and according to a recent report 56% of the metal used in each steel roofing system has been recycled. When your roof comes to the end of its life it can be recycled further to make someone else’s roof. In addition to this, the energy efficiency provided by steel roofs also ensures your building is kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter, as a result lower heating bills ensure you reduce your carbon footprint and your monthly outgoings.
Protection at all Angles
As well as having excellent insulating properties to maximise the energy efficiency of your building, metal roofs are also resistant to fire and wind due to the coatings used to finish the sheeting and its interlocking design. Steel roofs are also relatively lightweight in comparison to some traditional industrial systems, this will preserve the integrity and life of your building’s overall structure.
Style and Substance
When opting for a strip and resheet, you can choose from a variety of styles, designs and finishes to complement the look of your commercial or industrial property as well as the architecture found in your wider community. Take your pick and craft a personalised, cost effective roofing system for your building that will last.