Metal roofing is a great roofing choice for commercial applications where cost and sustainability are key concerns. There are also a wide variety of design options, so you can be sure that your architect’s designs work hand-in-hand with the green roofing material.

A certified commercial roofing contractor will be able to walk you through your choices, such as steel roofing and tin roofs. They can also make recommendations if you are trying to achieve an Energy Star or LEED certification.

Here are several benefits of commercial metal roofing:

”Cool metal roofing” aids in LEED v4 certification
Sustainability is the word of the day for architects and constructors. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has rolled out new guidelines for the construction and maintenance of buildings, called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, which is more focused on the use of sustainable building materials than previous iterations of LEED.??Commercial metal roofing, such as steel roofing or tin roofs. is often made from recycled materials, and is itself almost completely recyclable. And, with the proper UL-certified solar reflectant coatings, cool metal roofing is not only energy efficient, but will save you about 20 to 70 percent in annual cooling energy use and costs.Any qualified commercial metal roofing contractor will be able to maximize savings, while helping your building achieve LEED v4 certification.

Low initial and lifetime cost?
Commercial metal roofing comes in many varieties, some mimicking cedar shakes or slate. When comparing costs, look-alike steel roofing or tin roofs are often cheaper than the alternatives. Plus, commercial metal roofing requires minimal lifetime maintenance, saving you costs down the road. The typical lifetime of properly installed commercial metal roofing is about 50-70 years.

Design versatility
You don’t have to sacrifice your building’s desired aesthetic when installing commercial metal roofing. If you would like an industrial feel, then perhaps corrugated sheets might fit your needs. Perhaps, though, you would like steel roofing that mimics shakes—there are options that have the natural look of cedar. There are a whole host of finishes and designs for commercial metal roofing. Whatever your design needs, your commercial roofing contractor should be able to guide you toward the right commercial metal roofing option for your facility.

Gateway Environmental Roofing Solutions, LLC holds itself to a higher standard—we stand behind every project we’ve conducted as St. Louis commercial roofers. Our clients stand behind them, too. We can guide you through your options to achieve Energy Star or LEED v4 certifications, and we can work with your architect to make your design specifications a reality.

We’re your St. Louis commercial roofing experts. Schedule a consultation today.