It’s no secret. Low Slope Metal Roofs are recognized by building owners and architects alike for long service life, low life cycle cost, sustainability, recyclability, low maintenance requirements, lightweight, and resistance to wind.
As a result, Low Slope Metal Roof manufacturers often offer 20- to 40-year warranties on their products. Long life and low maintenance requirements also put Low Slope Metal Roofs on an attractive life cycle cost track.
This was confirmed in a 2005 study of Low Slope Roofing conducted by Ducker International.
Respondents to the study said they expected the life cycle cost of a metal roof, including outlays for maintenance, to be about 30 cents a square foot per year, far less than built-up and single-ply roofs, at 37 cents and 57 cents, respectively.