Many people still mistakenly think of metal roofing as a corrugated sheet of metal on top of a roof. Today’s metal roofing is more energy efficient than many roofing materials. If you want a roof that looks great, is strong against Mother Nature and energy efficient, consider metal roofing.
How Some Roofing Cuts Your Cooling Costs
Our warm weather has us looking for any way to lower our cooling costs. One way is to install a roofing material that has high solar reflectivity. That means it reflects the solar radiation helping to keep your home cooler than a non-reflective surface might. It’s easy to understand that unpainted metal reflects the sun’s rays but most homeowners don’t like unpainted metal roofs. Some HOA’s don’t allow them. The good news is that there are many color options for reflective paint metal roofs. You should be able to find a color and style metal roofing that meets your HOA guidelines and is reflective to help keep your home cooler and lower energy costs.
Quality metal roofing also has built-in ventilation. The ventilation helps keep your attic cooler and thus your house cooler. When your attic can breathe, your house isn’t as warm because the rising hot air has a way to escape. An additional benefit from a metal roof with good ventilation is that the moist air gets out and your roofing system lasts longer.
Recycled and Recyclable
Another reason metal roofing is energy efficient is that it is sometimes made from recycled materials and is always recyclable. When you recycle or use recyclable materials, you save the energy needed to extract the raw materials from the Earth. Producing metal roof panels from recycled metal requires less energy. Although it will be several decades before you need a metal roof replacement, when it is time, it will provide some energy savings to a future generation.
If you need a roof replacement and have wondered about the benefits of metal roofing, energy efficiency is just one of them. The professionals at Russ Noyes Roofing are happy to talk to you about the other benefits. We offer leading brands of metal roof products and can explain the benefits beyond energy efficiency with you. Call 407-388-7700 to schedule your appointment.