Prepare your home for autumn with standing seam metal roofing
Summer is winding down, which means the best days of the year for home improvement are about to arrive. Not too cold and not too hot, September is the perfect time to make some serious choices about your home design. And the place you’ll want to start is with energy efficiency.
Green thinking has spread, becoming one of the most integral parts of new housing projects and being the first thing most older homes, from mid-century to antique properties, want to integrate. Not only does going green offer Mother Earth a helping hand, it reduces your utilities bill by cutting your energy requirements. There are a variety of ways you can shrink your energy reliance: efficiency-rated appliances, like refrigerators and air conditioners, or specially designed windows that retain heat in the winter and reduce ultra violet ray penetration during the summer. But one of the best home improvement projects you can take on is also the loftiest: your roof.
The metal roofing difference
According to the federal Energy Star program, Americans spend a cumulative total of almost $40 billion each year just to air condition their homes and workplaces. That constitutes a full one-sixth of all the electricity generated in the U.S. It’s no wonder that metal roofing and other energy efficient options are skyrocketing in popularity.
Standing seam metal roofing tackles the problem at its roots – not letting cool air out and hot air in. That way, you can turn your AC down as low as you want and keep a cool home. This is great for early autumn days when the weather hasn’t yet cooled down properly. Plus, you’ll be prepared for next May. In fact, Energy Star reported that qualified metal roofing products can reduce AC needs by 10 to 15 percent.
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, which can give you a better idea of your long-term metal roofing commitment costs and benefits.
And metal roofing commitments are long term. Often, the first things homeowners learn about metal roofing is that it lasts far longer than asphalt, usually doubling or tripling that material’s longevity.
And when your standing seam metal roofing does need replacing, it’s not going to contribute to a landfill like thousands of asphalt roofs do each year. It’s 100 percent recyclable! That’s just one more way that metal roofing contributes to the green building movement.
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