Metal roofing is fast becoming one of the top roofing options for both residential and commercial properties. In some areas, it has even replaced asphalt shingles, its predecessor. With the green movement in full swing, many homeowners are turning to metal roofs.
In this post, Tusing Builders and Roofing discusses what exactly makes metal roofing an energy-efficient roofing system.
Metal roofs are one of the most low-maintenance roofing systems available. They often require only general roof repair after weather or storm damage. Because you’re only doing small repair work to patch a metal roof up, you avoid unnecessary roof waste as a result of tear-offs and disposals. As a result, you get more savings as well, which is always a welcome bonus.
Metal roofs are one of the few roofing options that can rightfully claim the title of long-term roofing. They have an average life span of around 50 years, with some lasting even longer, depending on care and maintenance.
Its sheer longevity makes it a green roofing option since, unlike other roofing materials, metal doesn’t lose its effectiveness as it ages, provided that it has proper care and maintenance. In contrast, asphalt shingles tend to lose their effectiveness in their 20th year and will require replacement after that—some don’t even see their second decade.
Finally, metal roofs are naturally energy-efficient. Unlike other roofing materials, their surface reflects radiant heat from the sun. This means less heat gain during the hotter parts of the year. They also shed rain and snow better. This makes them the ideal roofing option for seasonal locations as they will retain your home’s comfort and energy levels.
As your trusted local roofers, you can count on Tusing Builders and Roofing to install your new metal roofing system the way it’s meant to be installed. Call us today at (866) 262-6115 to learn more about our metal roofing systems. We offer complete roofing services throughout Cleveland and other communities in Ohio.