Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofing Contractors in Charleston
Charleston roofing contractors have long appreciated the value of a low sloped metal roof, especially on commercial buildings. Metal roofs are valuable because they provide effective protection from outdoor elements as well as a smooth and resistance free surface for water draining from the roof. Metal is waterproof, so it keeps the contents of a building and its occupants dry.
Other favorable qualities of a low slope metal roof are that it requires little to no maintenance, is lightweight, provides excellent wind resistance, has longer than average longevity and is relatively inexpensive to replace. Owing to the material’s durability and reliability, manufacturers of low slope metal roofing offer their products to customers with a 20 to 40 year warranty.
Commercial property owners value metal roofs because, in addition to minimizing repair and maintenance expenses, they can contribute to LEED credits. These credits are given to buildings that are constructed using recycled material or “green” building techniques. On average, a low sloped metal roof has approximately 25 percent recycled content. At the end of their usefulness, metal roofs are 100 percent recyclable.
Metal roofs can increase the energy efficiency of a building.