According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, metal roofs have surged in popularity over the past decade. With that being said, there is no doubt about it that a roof is a key element of any building design along with structural support. In having said that, we now have the ability to reduce our energy consumption and use environmental friendly resources simultaneously. By having a metal roof it can achieve this goal, and save money in the process.
Metal roofs are now recognized as a top contender to cool your home. Its benefits are that they reduce a household’s energy consumption and lower the need for cooling during the hottest time of the day. Metal roofs have lighter colors and are highly reflective – reducing energy costs up to 40%! In some instances, metal roofs are now coated with an extra reflective so that the darker colored roofs can be just as energy efficient. They are available in many styles and colors so any type can accentuate your home’s current features.
With an added sense of security metal roofs are non-combustible, resistant to high winds and also positively impact air quality. By absorbing minimal heat they improve the air because less smog is created, and fewer fuels are used to cool your household.
They are also extremely durable for any type of weather and last up to 50+ years! When it comes to environmental friendliness, all excess roofing materials are recyclable. However, when replacing your old shingled roof they do weigh more than metal roofing, so you can install it right on top of your old roof, or have the option to remove it as well.
The black soot you see on traditional shingle roofing is the growth of moss or lichens, which deteriorate the roof. By having a metal roof, this will no longer be a concern because they do not support the growth of moss – leaving your metal roof looking just as new as the day you got it installed!
By choosing to go with a metal roof you are increasing air quality, lowering energy costs, and are eligible for a metal roofing tax credit. With all these benefits it is no surprise metal roofing has boomed over the past decade.