A roof is one of the most important investments in any building. As a business owner, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your money, and roofs can be pretty expensive. When it comes to commercial buildings, metal roofing is an option that many owners go for. Just like every roofing material out there, there are pros and cons that come along with it. Today we will be discussing the pros and cons of metal roofing for commercial buildings.

At Liberty Roofworks we strongly believe that all home and business owners should have easy access to up-to-date and reliable roofing information. A lot of people delay having any type of roof work done because they have little to no knowledge about it and oftentimes feel intimidated by the idea of it. That is why we created our Learning Hub, our blog where we post new roofing-related content every single week on a variety of different sub-topics. When building owners are able to educate themselves on roofing they are then better equipped to make the best decisions for their roofs. Understanding roofing more also helps you to avoid scams and know what red flags to look for when looking for a roofing company. Check out our Learning Hub today to learn even more about commercial roofing!

Cons of a Commercial Metal Roof

The Price of Installation

One of the biggest cons of metal roofs for people is the price. However, it is important to remember that your roof is an investment and you truly do get what you pay for. Metal roofs cost more because of their high quality and long lifespan. Though having a metal roof installed costs a lot upfront, that money really stretches and is worth it in the end.

Curb Appeal

Metal roofs have a very distinct look to them and they stick out. While this may be great for some businesses, others may not want this type of appearance. Those looking for a more rustic and industrial look will love how metal roofs look. 

Noise Levels

Metal roofs can be rather noisy during events such as rain or hail storms. Luckily there are some preventive options to help minimize the noise. Ask to have some extra layers of insulation installed underneath your roof to help limit the amount of noise you hear. This may raise the price of your installation, but it’s definitely worth considering!

Pros of a Commercial Metal Roof

Low Maintenance

One of the biggest pros of a metal roof is how low maintenance it is. Metal roofs are very difficult to damage and can withstand severe weather conditions. The only real recommended maintenance is at least one roof inspection per year, ideally two, and a cleaning. Roof inspections help make sure that everything is working properly and in the best condition. Annual cleanings are important because they will keep all dirt and debris off of your roof, putting less strain on it.

Long Lifespan 

While metal roofs may be one of the more expensive commercial roofing options, they do last a very long time. When installed and maintained properly, a metal roof can last anywhere from 30 to 60 years before needing to be replaced. You definitely get your money’s worth and you get some peace of mind knowing that your roof is fine for a long time.

Design Options

Those who love the look of metal roofs can enjoy choosing from many different types. You can have a metal roof that is unique to your building and fits your aesthetic entirely thanks to the wide variety of different finishes and colors available. There are even different types of metal to choose from.


Metal roofs are extremely energy-efficient and can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Metal roofs are great because they have reflective properties that help to regulate the temperature of a building. Each month the amount of money saved from this adds up and really makes this roof type worth the investment.

Wrapping it up

Metal roofs are a great option for both commercial and residential buildings. They last a long time, help you save on your energy bills, require very little maintenance, and come in many different design opinions. Though they may be expensive, they are definitely worth the investment. 

If you are interested in having a metal roof installed or would like to know more we suggest contacting a local reputable roofing company. It is important to contact those that have experience installing metal roofs specifically as it is a unique process and you want to make sure it is done correctly. We hope that you now know more about commercial metal roofs and can better decide if it is the right option for you.

We are here to help!

At Liberty Roofworks we understand just how important a quality roof is to a business which is why we provide only the best roofing services. We do everything ranging from repairs all the way to replacements. We even offer solar panel installation! We are no strangers to metal roofing on both commercial and residential buildings. No job is too big for us!

Customer satisfaction is our absolute top priority here at Liberty Roofworks. It is important to us that our customers always feel comfortable talking with us and that they know we are there to help and advocate for them. That is why we are always more than happy to answer any questions that may come up at any point in the roofing process. We are even sure to update our clients each day on how construction is going while working on a project.

Liberty Roofworks is a family-owned and operated business that has over 20 years of professional roofing experience, and that number just keeps increasing. We proudly serve all over the beautiful state of North Carolina and we are always open to taking on new projects, big or small. We take what we do very seriously which is why we are very selective about who we hire to work for us. All of our roofers are professionally trained, licensed, and insured. Ensuring that your roof is always in the best of hands.

If you or someone you know is in need of any roof work please contact us today! We will gladly send over one of our roofers to perform a thorough inspection and go over their findings with you as well as discuss what the next steps are. We work with our customers throughout the entire roofing process so that they are never left confused and in the dark. With us, roofing is easy!

Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Roofing for Commercial Buildings

We just threw a lot of information about commercial metal roofing at you and it is perfectly normal to have some questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive along with our answers. If your question is still not answered please contact us and we will answer it personally for you. Also, remember to check out our Learning Hub for even more information about metal roofs!

Q: How long can a metal roof last on my commercial building?

A: Metal roofs can last up to 60 years when properly maintained and installed. Those who neglect their routine inspections and do not keep up with cleanings will see a shorter lifespan. Metal roofs are one of the longest-lasting roof options available.

Q: Can I install my metal roof myself?

A: While it is technically possible, we will always say no to this question. When installing a roof it is so important that it is done correctly because if not, it can cause some serious damage to your home. You will also lose out on a bunch of money and you put yourself in danger. It is always worth spending a little extra money to have a professional come out and install your roof, especially when it comes to metal roofs because they are so expensive. 

Q: Can I walk on my metal roof?

A: Yes you can! Metal roofs can safely support the weight of people walking directly on them without causing any damage. However, your roof might get dirty over time from doing this which may be visible from the street at certain angles so keep that in mind. However, we don’t recommend walking on your roof for no reason just to stay on the safe side.

Q: Can I inspect my roof myself?

A: While it may seem tempting to inspect your own roof and save some money, it is never a good idea to do so. Roof inspections are crucial to keeping a roof in good condition and getting the most out of your investment. Professional roofers know what to look for when inspecting roofs and will find things that the untrained eye will easily overlook. A mistake like that can cost you lots of money down the line and lead to stress. It is always best to have a professional roofer perform any and all roof inspections.


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