Most people think asphalt roofing is fine for commercial roofing purposes, but in the long run it can prove to be expensive and take a big bite out of a budget. A metal roof is oftentimes a better option, with its long lifespan and low maintenance cost(s).

Energy Savings:

An asphalt roof may mean higher energy bills because air can leak out through this type of material. Metal roofs, however, prevent air from leaking into the outside environment– thus saving a commercial business money over the long term when it comes to energy bills. With metal, there’s a high return on investment.

Low Maintenance:

Most business people are busy with their lives and have little or no time to focus their energies on things such as roof maintenance. With asphalt roofs, expect to have them serviced every four to eight years for issues needing attention… but with metal roofs, it’s not unusual for them to be left alone for up to 50 years! How’s that for low maintenance?


Asphalt shingle roofs will typically last for 20 years while metal roofs will typically last for 50. Metal roofing can stand up to harsh weather over the years, including hail storms. It’s very durable.

Stylish Makeover:

Metal roofs can look stylish! Some metals these days are able to take on the appearance of wood shakes, slate, and clay tiles. So, a business can choose the stock metal roof pattern and/or pick what’s available in other metal roof patterns such as wood shakes or slate. Note: metal roofs are lightweight and can be installed over current asphalt shingles.


Metal roofs are environmentally-friendly with discarded metal being 100% recyclable and a new metal roof typically being 50% recyclable. So, rather than having to fill up landfills, Minnesota business owners can feel good knowing their metal roofs are recyclable.


Metal roofs are a better alternative for commercial purposes. Compared to asphalt shingles, metal roofs last longer, have less maintenance needs, are energy efficient, and look stylish; why not choose metal?