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What is the Most Energy Efficient Roofing Material?

Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Michael Gabrian

A big problem we see with a lot of homeowners is that their roof allows too much heat to transfer through. This means that in the summer, your home can absorb a ton of heat, putting more of a strain on your cooling systems to keep your indoor temperatures stable.

We’re exposed to a bunch of different roofing materials, each with their own designs, benefits, drawbacks, etc. But let’s talk about why metal roofs might be your best option if you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

How Metal Roofs can Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

One of the main ways metal roofs help to improve your home’s energy efficiency is how they reflect light. It’s a common misconception that because metal roofs are so hot to the touch when exposed to the sun, they’re absorbing heat. They’re actually so hot because they are reflecting that heat. Metal roofs reflect heat back to the source, so in the summer, instead of absorbing that heat into the home, you’ll take in very little of it, taking a load off of your cooling system.

Along the lines of energy efficiency and green options, we should look at the lifecycle of metal roofs. We should start with that they are made from 100% recycled materials. They also have a lifespan of up to 75 years. This means that installing your metal roof once will mean peace of mind for decades.

If you're interested in learning more about metal roofs or would like a totally free estimate, give us a call today.

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