What sort of property owners choose metal roofing to protect and enhance their buildings? That is a great question. Unfortunately, we can’t point to something specific like “43-year-old person, married, advanced degree, engineer, with 2.4 children, and 1.3 dogs.” However, there are certain things which seem to hallmark property owners who gravitate toward metal. Let’s look at just a few of them.
An appreciation for aesthetics. Folks who choose metal usually care very much about the design and beauty of their buildings. They see individual products as being integral to the entire building design and function. This usually extends beyond the building envelope to include landscaping and the building interior.
Concern for operational costs. Property owners who want to reduce their ongoing costs for energy and maintenance will gravitate toward metal’s durability and the energy efficiency which can be accomplished with metal products. They can enjoy lower costs in the future because of choosing metal now.
Long-term view. Metal is perfect for buildings that the owners intend to own for a longer period. The real dollar value of metal products tends to kick in during a building’s second decade when energy savings really start to mount and when less durable building materials would need to be repaired or replaced.
Concern for the environment. On top of energy savings, metal offers additional green benefits. Metal products are sustainable. Additionally, they often have high recycled content and are completely recyclable at the end of their long lives.
As a building owner considers what materials they will use, we suggest that they determine their criteria. This is done by considering what they want to accomplish. Do they seek durability? Energy efficiency? Fire Safety? Beauty and many other things? Once they determine their criteria, then they can see what products best fit those criteria. For many property owners, metal becomes the logical choice as they work through that process.
For more information on metal roofing in North Carolina, visit our website or contact our local experts at McCarthy Metal Roofing Systems.