The Advantages of Steel Roofing for Commercial Buildings

When picking materials for a roofing job, there are many options out there. When it comes to commercial buildings, such as warehouses, you have even more options because you don't have to worry about aesthetics quite as much as you would with a home build. Steel sheets are one of the most popular roofing options nowadays, and with so many benefits to using steel, it's no wonder. Here are some of the reasons you should choose steel as your next industrial roofing material.

Recyclable. In fact, steel is not just partially recyclable, but 100% recyclable, and not only 100% recyclable, but the most recycled material on the face of the planet. If you or your client have any concerns about the way your roofing project will affect the environment, steel is definitely the way to go. Of course, you will need to make sure that you are sourcing recycled steel for the project, but this should not pose a problem.

More environmental benefits. The environmental benefits of using steel extend way beyond the fact that it's a recyclable material. The solar reflectivity of steel sheets means that the building won't overheat during those warm Australian summer months, and that the building will save on energy bills from the first moment it is functional. Steel can even be painted white to boost its energy-saving properties even more.

Durability. One of the most typical roofing materials, asphalt shingles, will only last around twenty years before they need to be replaced, which in the lifespan of a building, is not much time at all. Use steel instead, and you'll find that the roof will be able to last for a good sixty years without problems. Overall, it is better to spend a little more on roofing materials first of all than having to deal with problems and replacements along the road.

Low maintenance. Not only do steel roofs last for a long time, but they also require hardly any upkeep. If you choose a steel roof, you will find that it doesn't bend, warp, shrink, disintegrate or crack under the extreme conditions of Australia's sunny and humid weather. This means the roof can be put in place, and the building owners won't have to worry about it for many years to come.

Now that you know the advantages of steel sheeting for roofs, will you choose this material for your next building project?