Metal roofs are durable, fire
retardant and almost maintenance-free. They are also energy efficient; metal
reflects heat and blocks its transfer into the attic. Research by the
Florida Solar Energy Center in 1985 showed that metal absorbed 34 percent
less heat than asphalt shingles, and homeowners switching to metal roofing
reported saving up to 20 percent on their energy bills.
Steel roofs offer other environmental benefits as well. They are made from between 60 percent to 65 percent recyclable material. Because they weigh very little, metal roofing can be installed over existing roofs, eliminating the need to dispose of excess material in a landfill.
Installing some metal roofing can be an intricate process best done by a professional, and the initial cost of a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials but the lifecycle is nearly 3 times longer then most other forms of roofing.
When choosing a roof for their building, most people want a maintenance-free structure that can withstand time and the elements. Metal roofing offers superior performance and minimal upkeep with an expected life of 40 years. These roofs UL rated and typically provide the best resistance against weather throughout all areas of the country. Standing seam and other metal roofs provide customers a durable roof with a long life that gives them years of worry-free protection against Mother Nature.
For most consumers, energy efficiency is the most important factor in choosing the material for a new roofing project. Business owners that choose a metal roof for its energy efficiency find that its lifespan and design options are perks that go along with their decision.
Metal roofs can be installed with heat-deflecting coatings which reduce cooling loads, resulting in dramatically lower rates of energy consumption. It is not uncommon for our customers to see a savings of up to 40 percent of total heating and cooling costs.
These results are reached through solar reflectance and infrared emittance. Reflection by metal roofs can reach 70 percent and emittance has been calculated at 90 percent. No matter in which region of the country you’re located, metal roofs offer energy efficient benefits for the entire life of the roof.
We have found that most customers do not fully realize the benefits of the low maintenance metal roofs until after they are installed. The majority of our metal roofs are installed with a sloped design that allows the structure to self-drain. The water run-off acts as a sweep to remove debris and prevent fungus build-up. Our self-draining roofs maintain the deflective properties of the roof coating.