How a Metal Roof Can Save You Money.
Most people never think about their roof until it springs a leak. What most people do not realize is how much your old roof is costing you. When you get a new roof, you save money in the long run by reducing energy costs. In addition, a new roof decreases the possibility of wind damage, leaks, and more. Oftentimes older roofs cannot stand up to the extreme temperatures that cause fluctuation in heat and cold. These extreme weather conditions translate into high energy bills. When you consider that nearly half of the money spent on utility bills is on heating and cooling, getting a new roof to cut down on energy costs is well worth the cost.
So how can a new roof save me money?
When you consider how much money is lost to heating and cooling through your roof, the real question is how you can afford not to bring your roof up to modern standards. Studies show that an old roof can cost you hundreds of dollars every year on heating and cooling bills. That is why a new roof that cuts down on you energy costs will pay for itself in no time. In the old days, our choices of roofs and roofing.
Why Metal Roofs are so popular.
Metal roofs are a sustainable and durable roofing alternative to asphalt or wood roofs made from cedar. Metal roofs have been known to last three times longer than asphalt of wooden roofs. They are also known for requiring much less maintenance than other roofs.
Another big advantage to metal is that they stay much cooler than asphalt or even on a hot sunny day. A metal roof will help to regulate the temperature inside the building. This has the added effect of reducing the demand for electricity by decreasing your AC load.
Studies show that 30 percent of the material used to create a metal roof are recycled. Some metal roofs are made up of 100 percent recycled materials. When you combine this with the long-life span of a metal roof you will see why a metal roof is an environmentally friendly option.
Your Metal Roof will help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
Metal Roofs are coated with a Kynar 500 based resin. This resin can reflect up to 70% of solar rays. By reflecting away most of solar rays a metal roof can keep the roof surface significantly cooler. This reduces the amount of heat that is transferred into the house.
Metal Roofs cause the Interior Reflection of heat when painted with heat reflective paint. If you live in a cooler climate you probably would really enjoy saving on your heating costs. This is where a metal roof can help. A metal roof reflects or emits exterior heat outwards and away from the roof. However Metal Roofs can also reflect heat rising from the structure and send it back down towards the interior of the house. This helps to prevent heat loss through thermal transfer.
Your Metal Roof will act as a Radiant Barrier. Combine this with the proper installation of adequate insulation, thermal transfer of heat to thru your roof can be extremely limited. In this way Metal Roofs can greatly reduce your heating costs as well as your cooling costs making a Metal roof a great choice for any climate