Proof That Steel Roofing Can Last Up To 60 Years
Metal roofing companies, including Mid Michigan Metal Sales, have been touting the advantages of metal roofing for years. Claims include roofing that can last up to 60 years and beyond. But until now, little proof has been giving beyond the claims.
Now there is proof.
According to a study by the Metal Construction Association (MCA), certain metal roof systems can last up to 60 years, meaning they do not require replacement during the expected life of the commercial building.
““This study is a breakthrough for the metal construction industry because it finally provides third-party, scientific data that backs up the long held stance that 55% Al-Zn coated steel standing seam roofing systems are very durable, economic, and can be better for the environment,” said Scott Kriner, Technical Director, Metal Construction Association. Most non-metal roofing systems require one or more full replacements within a typical building’s 60-year service life, which is costly and often adds to the solid waste stream in landfills.”
So what does this mean to you? If you live, work, or play in a building with a roof (silly statement, we know), you can save thousands of dollars over the lifespan of that building and help reduce the impact on the environment that typical shingles have.