METAL ROOFING SYSTEMS
With their environmental benefits and much longer life – an increasing number of consumers are choosing metal roofing.
Metal roofing has increased the market for discarded automobiles and appliances that are increasingly being recycled into roofing material. A metal roof can also be recycled at the end of its useful life allowing it to be kept out of the landfill – further reducing your carbon footprint.
Available in a broad spectrum of shades from brown, gray, red, green, black or white makes metal an excellent choice in areas with strict architectural controls. In addition to the standard vertical seam profile, metal roofing is now manufactured to look like clay tiles, wood shake, slate or shingles as well.
Modern metal roofing is offered in a broad spectrum of designer shades using new reflective technology. Independent testing has shown that a cool metal roof with proper venting can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 25% over standard asphalt shingles.
Metal roof systems also allow for the easy integration Solar Panels and Photvoltaic Systems and can be adapted to collect rainwater for recycling
Life Cycle Costs
The initial installation of metal roofing will typically run 2-3 times the cost of asphalt shingles. Depending on how long you plan to live in your home – you may have to replace your asphalt shingles two or three times during your lifetime.
Insurance savings, reduced energy bills, increased resale value, maintenance free and warranties of 50 years or more all combine to make metal roofing one of the more reasonable roofing options available. Metal roofs can often be installed over an existing roof without the necessity and additional cost of removal and disposal of the current roof.