HOW CAN YOU SAVE THE ENERGY BY INSTALLING A METAL ROOF?
As you already know, our passion is finding new ways to save energy, money and help our city and the world restore. We do that in many ways and each is appreciable and important. Our experience helped us learn a lot about different „green“ options and how to use them wisely. After years of doing research, we have come to the conclusion that roofing can do a big part of the job. There are many different roofing systems that could help you live healthier and more energy efficient. Today, along side with Kyle a Savannah commercial roofer, we are going to discuss about metal roofing systems.
More and more homeowners are finally noticing this roofing option. Metal roofs have been ignored for too long because they were mostly used on commercial and industrial buildings. And that is for a reason too; it helped business owners significantly reduce the costs of heating and air conditioning.
Homeowners all over the United States started looking for ways to save the energy and money too. People have been trying to find the best options that could offer them long-term and cost-cutting solution. Along with that, they are also searching to incorporate the green factor in these solutions. And we are so happy that the situation is developing this way.
Benefits of metal roofing
Metal roofs have many benefits; we can promise you that. Your roofing system can be made from aluminum, copper, steel, zinc and combinations. Each of metal material has different properties, but there is a majority of properties that are common to all of them. The metal roofing system is one of the most durable ones. Metal can withstand almost any weather condition. So, if you live in New York City and find that your metal roof works awesome in extreme snow, you can freely recommend it to your friend living in California in severe heat. It fights off water easily, and it sheds the excess water with no problem due to the hard and slippery surface. Metal roofs are extremely long lasting, so, while asphalt shingles will last you for 20 years, metal panels will last you for at least 50. You will save money on repairs, and it comes in hand that it is fire resistant. In the case of fire, you will not have to spend additional money on expensive roof replacement. However, metal roofs have one unique benefit; they are energy efficient.
Have no doubt, metal roofing systems are energy efficient roofing options and they should save you up to 35 percent of energy. To prove this, we have been going through many types of research for a few months now. One study came to the conclusion that metal roofs can significantly reduce the heat island effects and its consequences due to high reflectivity and emissivity levels. Metal can reflect the heat from the sun and minimize the midday heat. This will result in having lower bills for air conditioning, and it will be cooler in the spaces you are not air conditioning as well. Metal decreases the temperature of your roof meaning that your roof will last longer and perform better. You will be helping the nature because metal roofs can reduce the overall local temperature as well as lower the carbon dioxide emission.
We believe in the power of metal roofing, but do you?