Install Flat Roofs with Style and Sustainability

If you’re thinking about installing one of the new energy efficient flat roofs for your home or place of business, there are many different factors you should consider. You may think you’ll have an easy choice if you already know you want a flat roof and you know you want to be energy efficient. The fact is, however, that there are many, many different types of energy-efficient roofs that you can choose from. One type of roof definitely worth considering is metal retrofit roofing.

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Facts about Metal Retrofit Roofs

If your roof deck is rusted, or worse, starting to leak, you might be compromising the watertight integrity of your residential or commercial building. Metal retrofit roofing protects buildings from changes in temperature, corrosion, ice build-up, interior drips, rain, rust and more. This is why many people turn to metal retrofit roofs, particularly for their places of business. A metal retrofit roof can offer many benefits, including:

  • Visual appeal
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • They’re leak-proof
  • They’re maintenance-free
  • They’re a single-ply roofing solution
  • They can be installed directly over existing metal roof

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How to Find the Right Metal Retrofit Roof for Your Building

  • Check the Roofing Products MSDS: If you want to make sure the flat metal roofing system you’re thinking of installing is safe, you’ll want to check the Roofing Products MSDS. This is the Material Safety Data Sheet that is published by the manufacturer with all the pertinent information you need.
  • Consider the Costs: When you think about the cost of a new roofing system, don’t just factor in the cost to install it. Also think about whether this roof will save you money with energy efficiency, whether it will require a lot of maintenance and when you will likely need to replace it. A more durable roof always costs less in the end.
  • Remember the Environment: Always make sure to consider the environmental impact of a new roof as well. If it isn’t recyclable or reusable and the materials are harmful to the environment, it’s bad for all of us.

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After evaluating the cost, durability and environmental impact, you can make a more informed decision about your new roofing system. If you are considering a flat metal roof, you will need to evaluate all the leading products on the market before making your final decision. Then you can begin looking for a certified roofing contractor to make your sustainable roofing goals a reality.

Jessica writes about a wide variety of topics.  She especially enjoys writing about home improvement. You can learn more about Flat Roofs at


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