When it comes to running your business there are a lot of overhead costs. One of the biggest costs, at least initially can be your offices, facilities and other properties necessary to run your operation. While we’re discussing these specific costs, none is literally more “overhead” than your commercial building’s roof. Of course as your business grows there will be maintenance costs and updates and changes that need to be made, what if you could avoid some of these expenses simply by the type of roof that you choose?
Just like with your home, there are a variety of options you’ll have to choose from when you either build your commercial structure in or around Baton Rouge or replace your existing roof. If you are looking for something that will do exactly what it’s supposed to, protect the building and provide little in the way of maintenance, a metal roof is exactly what you need. Here are a few reasons why:
Durability / Lifespan: The weather in south Louisiana can really take a toll on the exterior of your building. From violent thunderstorms and hurricanes to high winds and frigid, icy winters as well as hailstorms and lightning, your roof can really take a beating and age long before its time. A metal roof however withstands the elements very well. The average lifespan for a sheet metal roof can span several decades. With a variety of coating options available, the look and dexterity can be customized to fit your needs.
Low Maintenance: Keeping costs low is a primary concern for business owners everywhere. Facility and infrastructure maintenance can be a large source of expenses. With little maintenance required to maintain the appearances and integrity of a metal roof, the cost effectiveness becomes a real advantage.
Sustainability / Green: Having green initiatives are not only good for the environment but are another great way to run a more efficient operation. Many metal roofs are derived from recycled materials, so that can entice your Earth friendly conscious. There are also coatings available that help reflect sunlight in the summer keeping your commercial building cooler, and absorb it in the winter keeping your utility bills lower.
While the type of roof you choose for your commercial building is only one of many decisions that need to made, it can help with a lot of other directly and indirectly related issues down the road. Cribbs Incorporated has been the premier roofing and sheet metal source in Baton Rouge for over 50 years. For more information, click here.