For the Green at Heart: The Environmental Benefits of a Metal Roof

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When we think “green”, we imagine recyclable bags, clean energy and hybrid cars. The last thought on our minds, however, is a sustainable roof.

If you take a moment to think about it, however, the idea of an eco-friendly roof isn’t all that strange, seeing as your roof is the first to bear the brunt of extreme weather.

When installing a residential or commercial roof, you have a wide array of options to choose from—tile, metal, asphalt shingles, wood shakes. With an abundance of roofing materials dominating the market, homeowners can build their dream house with a beautiful Spanish-inspired roof, while property developers can invest in a commercial building with a modern roof.

While there are a number of roofing designs available for all types of weather, there seems to be a growing interest in metal roofs due to their environmental benefits.

The onset of climate change is compelling more and more people to look into energy-efficient solutions to their roofing crisis—beginning with the installment of metal roofs.

Why Metal?

Composed of various metal materials, including aluminum, galvanized steel, copper and tin, metal has garnered a stellar reputation for enduring some of Nature’s most lethal blows.

Impervious to extreme weather, it is also fire retardant—making it a highly safe and durable material, perfect for environmentally-conscious homeowners.

Here are a few more factors that make them popular:

High Recyclability and Efficiency

Made of up to 90% recycled material, investing in a metal roof means investing in life-long sustainability. Widely termed a “cool roof”, it is also popular for its energy-efficient properties, saving homeowners around 40% on their energy expenses! In addition, pre-painted metal roofs display up to 95% solar reflectance and reflexivity.

Longevity

Around 11 million tons of asphalt shingles reportedly end up in landfills. In comparison, the primary content of a metal roof itself is 100% recyclable!

Characterized by its malleable properties, it can easily last up to 60 years with consistent repair—far longer than a standard asphalt shingle roof.

Heat Resistant

Texas is notorious for its blazing summer. To that end, metal roofs are known to keep homes around 40 to 60% cooler than a basic dark colored roof!

While the environmental perks of a metal roof are many, the installation can be complicated and daunting.

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Contact us today for a free quote, and make sure your roof is as green as your lifestyle!