3 Reasons Metal Roofing is More Environmentally Friendly

  1. Energy Efficiency: Metal Roofs have been shown to reduce interior cooling costs by as much as 20%. Steel roofs reflective properties greatly reduce the warming effects of the sun’s rays. In fact, neighborhoods with many metal roofs can reduce the urban heat island effects of their entire community.
  2. Durability: Unlike tile or shingle roofs a residential metal roof is practically guaranteed for life. Metal Roofs can last 50 years plus and are built to withstand everything from harsh elements like high winds, hail, and fire but also pests like rodents and insects. This translates to fewer repairs and replacement parts required to keep your roof in top shape.
  3. Smaller Carbon Footprint: The vast majority of steel roofs are made from recycled materials and are recyclable again at the end of their lifespan. This reduces the amount of waste generated and the amount of non-renewable materials that need to be used on a roof. The EPA estimates that over 11 Million tons of asphalt shingles end up in landfills every year. If you want your home to be eco-friendlier and more sustainable a metal roof is a good option. You will be rewarded with energy savings and know that you are helping the planet as well.