Retrofitting Older Buildings with Metal Roofing Systems

Retrofitting Older Buildings with Metal Roofing Systems

In the ever-evolving landscape of commercial construction, retrofitting older buildings with modern solutions not only breathes new life into them but also significantly enhances their functionality and sustainability. At Dutton & Garfield, Inc., we've seen firsthand the transformative power of upgrading to metal roofing systems. This approach offers a myriad of benefits, from improved energy efficiency to increased durability, making it a smart choice for business owners looking to optimize their investments.

Why Choose Metal Roofing for Your Retrofit Project?

Metal roofing systems stand out as a superior choice for retrofitting projects due to their longevity, durability, and environmental benefits. Here’s why countless business owners are turning to metal when upgrading their properties:

  • Longevity: Metal roofs can last up to 50 years or more with minimal maintenance, far outpacing the lifespan of traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles.
  • Durability: Designed to withstand severe weather conditions, including heavy snow, hail, and high winds, metal roofing ensures your building stays protected year-round.
  • Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%, making your building more energy-efficient.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable at the end of their life, contributing to a reduction in construction waste and promoting sustainability.
  • Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal: Available in a variety of styles and colors, metal roofs can dramatically improve the appearance of any building, increasing its curb appeal and potentially its value.

Overcoming Challenges with Professional Expertise

Retrofitting an older building with a new metal roofing system does pose unique challenges, including structural assessment and integration with existing building features. Our team at Dutton & Garfield, Inc. specializes in navigating these complexities, ensuring a seamless transition to a metal roofing system. We conduct thorough assessments to determine the best retrofitting approach, customizing our solutions to meet the specific needs of each project.

Cost-Effectiveness of Metal Roofing Retrofits

Investing in a metal roofing retrofit may initially seem more expensive than traditional roofing repairs or replacements. However, the long-term savings and benefits far outweigh the upfront costs. Reduced maintenance and repair costs, along with lower energy bills due to improved insulation and solar reflectance, contribute to a lower total cost of ownership. Additionally, the increased lifespan of metal roofing systems means that the investment pays dividends far into the future, a crucial consideration for any business looking to maximize its return on investment.

Case Studies: Success Stories of Metal Roofing Retrofits

At Dutton & Garfield, Inc., we take pride in our track record of successful metal roofing retrofit projects. From historic buildings seeking to preserve their character while improving functionality, to industrial facilities in need of more durable and energy-efficient roofing solutions, our portfolio showcases the versatility and benefits of metal roofing. Each project serves as a testament to the expertise and dedication of our team, highlighting our commitment to delivering quality and value to our clients.

Partnering with Dutton & Garfield, Inc. for Your Retrofit Project

Choosing the right partner for your metal roofing retrofit project is crucial. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Dutton & Garfield, Inc. offers the expertise, resources, and commitment to excellence needed to ensure your project's success. Our comprehensive approach covers everything from initial assessment and design to installation and maintenance, providing a hassle-free experience for our clients.

  • Customized Solutions: We tailor our metal roofing systems to fit the unique requirements of each building, ensuring optimal performance and aesthetics.
  • Expert Installation: Our team of skilled professionals guarantees that your metal roofing is installed with precision, adhering to the highest industry standards.
  • Ongoing Support: We offer ongoing maintenance and support services, ensuring your metal roof continues to perform at its best for years to come.


Retrofitting your older building with a metal roofing system is a strategic investment that offers significant benefits. From enhancing energy efficiency and durability to improving your property's aesthetic appeal and environmental footprint, the advantages are clear. At Dutton & Garfield, Inc., we're here to help you make the most of this opportunity. Contact us today to discuss how a metal roofing retrofit can transform your commercial property.

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