The environmental benefits of metal roofing
Reduce your impact on the environment and cut your energy bills at the same time.
These days we hear a lot about the sustainability. We know sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, people are starting to install solar panels to harness the sun’s power. Everyone is now embracing Eco-friendly changes to help better their wallet.
Some of the ways we can bring energy-efficient solutions into our homes and businesses are obvious. We can update our old energy-guzzling hot water system with a modern, energy-saving unit. Installing a new more energy efficient HVAC system. Or even new low-e windows.
Others are a little less obvious but just as important. Most homeowners don’t considered metal roofing as a ‘green’ solution, but it can make a drastic difference to your carbon footprint, as well as the long-term value of your home or business.
The rise of metal roofing
A well-designed roofing system is an integral part of a building’s overall durability and service life. Conventional roof tiles provide poor weather and thermal protection, causing energy expenditure to go quite literally through the roof.
Metal roofing, on the other hand, has a minimal carbon footprint, and can last up to two to three times as long as 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.
Metal roofing offers a sophisticated alternative to older roof tiles, asphalt shingles, and other kinds of roofing. Here are four benefits to help you assess how your home and the environment could benefit from a classic metal roof.
- They’re energy efficient
Metal roofing is naturally more energy efficient due to its strong solar reflectance and impressive thermal emissivity.
- They’re recycled and recyclable
Metal roofing is almost 100 per cent recyclable at the end of its functional life, and it’s undeniably the most eco-friendly roofing solution from a waste-reduction standpoint. The aluminum used to manufacture metal roofs is 95 per cent recycled in content. Metal roof materials rarely become waste in a landfill, and one of the key metal roofing benefits is its significantly longer expected service life.
- They’re long-lasting
A properly installed metal roof will last the lifetime of your home with little to no maintenance. Due to their durability and rigidity, metal roofs can last two to three times as long as tiled roofs and involve minimal upkeep. A metal roof represents a considerable long-term investment, asphalt shingles can require re-roofing every 10-20 years whereas a metal roof can last up to 60 years and beyond.
- They increase resale value
Because 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. A metal roof also yields sizeable savings on repairs and maintenance.
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