Benefits Of Aluminum Metal Roofing In Coastal Areas

Posted on: 26 January 2022


You may be considering building, or even remodeling, a commercial business. This means determining what type of roofing is ideal for your business and your situation. Your options can be directly affected by your location. One location that can pose particular issues to consider is along a coastal area. If your commercial property has a location near or on a coastal area, an ideal option to consider is aluminum metal roofing. Here are a few benefits to keep in mind.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are concerns when you are dealing with a coastal business. Keep in mind that there is constant water in the air and in the area. This is before you even consider the amount of rain you may see in a year. This means you need a material that can stand up to mold or mildew, make the cleanup easier, and protect the roofing trusses from the mold and mildew. Aluminum offers that protection and integrity against mold damage. This makes it an ideal option for the high moisture levels of the area. 


If you are on the coast, then you know rust is an issue. Sea salt and ocean air may be relaxing, but they can wreak havoc on your building. This means that choosing the right metal material is vital in maintaining the durability and integrity of the roof. When you use aluminum roofing, you can avoid rusting. This is due to the material being rust resistant. In some cases, you may also find the material treated with an extra coating of protection that is also rust resistant. 


One thing you may be concerned with is fading. Fading can bring down the appearance of the entire building. It may also give a bad first impression to new clients. If your roofing material fades easily, then you will have to add maintenance and upgrades to combat that fading as time goes on. However, if you use aluminum, you can avoid issues with fading. You can also find colored aluminum that has a fade resistant coating.  

If you think that a metal roof or an aluminum roof would be ideal for your commercial property, contact your roofing contractor. They can help you with design options, material options, and add-ons that may be suitable for your specific business. They can also answer any questions you have regarding the roofing process, deadlines, and what to expect as far as your daily operation goes during the building or remodeling.