Energy Efficient Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing is Long Lasting, Beautiful and Energy Efficient

Cool Coated Metal Roofing is Energy Star Rated and designed to reflect heat and block UV radiation.

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are common phrases we hear every day. As the public embarks on the pursuit of sustainability, demands for environmentally responsible home improvement projects have also inspired the development of energy efficient roofing, windows, and other eco-friendly alternatives. When it comes to smart roofing choices, metal roofing is doubtlessly the energy efficient roofing solution for a greener future.

What is Energy Efficient Roofing?

Energy efficient roofing describes any roof that reflects more sunlight than it absorbs. Because energy efficient roofs often trap less heat than a standard roof, they are commonly called “cool roofs.” According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a cool roof can be made of “a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles.” On a hot day, a cool roof can lower the temperature of your roof by up to 100 degree Fahrenheit, while reducing peak cooling demands by 10 to 15 percent.

The Importance of Energy Efficient Roofing

Generally speaking, pursuing energy efficiency in every aspect of your life is extremely important for the well-being of the human race and the environment as a whole. According to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), “energy efficiency is the world’s most important ‘fuel’.” Aside from the actual reduction of energy spending, this fuel will drastically slash back fossil fuel consumption and carbon emission so that we will not only have enough to supply our basic needs, but also surplus resources to develop and better our lives. For many homeowners who are abandoning asphalt shingles, seeking energy efficiency roofing is simply an easy and affordable step toward sustainability.  With an average family spending at least 15% on their cooling bills (sometimes even up to 70% in warmer climates), it is time for homeowners to retain some of their hard earning income by investing in energy efficient metal roofing. For additional energy savings Global Home Improvement has solutions to fit any home including:

Reflective Attic Barrier installed directly over plywood
Enka Mat System that creates air an barrier between your metal
roof and plywood
Above deck insulation using 2-inch or 4-inch insulation board

Metal Roofing is Energy Efficient Roofing

As an EnergyStar certified roofing solution, the superior reflectivity and emissivity found in a metal roof will effectively reflect incoming solar radiation and decrease the amount of heat transferred into your home and attic. When compared with an EnergyStar certified asphalt roof, a typical Energy Star certified metal roof has a solar reflectance value of at least 61%, while the value of an asphalt roof has never exceeded 40%.  According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, metal roofs can reduce urban temperatures by as much as 12 ° F. A typical metal roof, on the other hand, can save homeowners up to 40% in their cooling costs.


Besides outliving asphalt shingles by two to three times longer, metal roofs are known to live above and beyond 60 years. Because of its recognized longevity, many metal roofs come with at least a 50-year warranty. However, it is quite common to see metal roofs finishing up their 100 years of service time before heading into retirement. Unlike asphalt shingles that contribute around 11 million tons of landfill waste on an annual basis, the 100% recyclable, non-toxic content of metal roofs make it extremely difficult for any metal roof materials to make to landfill.  From service to retirement, metal roofs are the green, energy efficient roofing solution for every homeowner. It will save you greatly in roofing maintenance as well as utility bills, we promise.

 


Why Choose Global Home Improvement’s Metal Roofing?

By putting quality, energy-efficiency, and beauty together, Global Home Improvement will provide the best metal roofing service unmatched in the industry. With a variety of design options—Standing Seam, Metal Shingles, Metal Slate, and Metal Tile—to choose from, you will definitely find a customization option that fits perfectly with your personal taste and architectural design. Our high quality metal roofing materials are installed by our roofing professionals to ensure that your new metal roof is ready to withstand extreme weather conditions, windblown debris, pests, and even fire.

Pursuing an energy efficient life through installing an energy efficient metal roof over your head is a smart investment with long-term returns. Live more energy efficiently today by dialing 877-711-9850.