The rise of metal roofing

Here’s an alarming statistic: the construction environment is responsible for 40% per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It also utilizes one-third of the world’s resources and generates millions of tons of waste each year. If you think your home or business can’t have much of an environmental impact, think again. Metal roofs help lower our carbon footprint, and can last up to two to three times longer than tiled roofs while also providing superior energy efficiency. Made of various metals including tin, aluminum, copper and galvanized steel, metal roofs are good for both the environment and your energy bills.

Energy efficient

Metal roofing is naturally more energy efficient due to its strong solar reflectance and impressive thermal emissivity. High solar reflectivity and emissivity levels of cool metal roofing can save homeowners up to 40% on their energy costs yearly. The color of your metal roof can also add great value to your home or office. White or light-colored metal roof can reduce energy expenditure by approximately 20%, and also make your home up to 10° cooler than a dark-colored roof. Pre-painted metal can retain almost 95% of its reflexivity, so you don’t need to worry that going for a white coating means you’ll lower its initial reflectance.

Recycled and recyclable

Metal roofing is recyclability and reusability and helps minimize waste. This includes reducing the waste commonly associated with conventional roofing replacements. While asphalt shingles are recyclable, in practice each year around nine billion kilograms of asphalt shingles end up in a landfill. The petroleum-based products that go into the production of asphalt roofing products also wind up in a landfill. Metal roofing is almost 100% recyclable at the end of its functional life, and it’s the eco-friendliest roofing solution from a waste-reduction standpoint. Aluminum used to manufacture metal roofs is 95% recycled in content. As the only truly ‘green’ material used in the roofing industry, metal roofing is the fastest growing residential roofing product on the market today. Metal is the lightest and strongest material you can put over your head.

Longer lasting

A properly installed and maintained metal roof will last the lifetime of your home with little. Due to their durability and rigidity. A metal roof represents a considerable long-term investment, asphalt shingles can require re-roofing every 10-20 years. Additionally, metal won’t crack, peel, fade or disintegrate like other roofing materials, plus it repels pests and complements rainwater capture systems.

Increased resale value

Metal roofing can significantly boost the resale value of a home. Some metal roofs are highly valued in the real estate market since a metal roof will last for the lifetime of a building if properly cared for. Metal also provides the biggest return on investment for the installation costs of any roofing material. This means that during the lifespan of your metal roof, you can look for savings not only in your energy costs and home insurance, but in how much you save on repairing leaking roof tiles.

The environmental benefits of metal roofs are clear, call us at 937.318.9572 if you are considering getting a new metal roofing system. You can also check us out on Facebook to see current jobs going on.


Share This