25 Jun Energy Savings with Cool Metal Roofing
More and more, homeowners are seeking energy-saving roofing systems. While cutting their energy bills they are promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the greater community. Energy saving roofs also referred as “cool metal roofs” easily answers this consumer demand offering a solid, attractive roofing solution available in multiple colors, textures, and profiles.
Cool metal roofs can save your household up to 40% of its annual energy costs. Saving energy means less dependence on foreign oil, less pollution and reducing your carbon footprint on the planet.
The secret to metal roofing’s energy savings is in its variety of finishes. The basic, unpainted metal roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed in your attic and home by an asphalt roof. But, for homes in warmer climates, pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home by re-emitting most of what solar radiation is absorbed.
Where annual cooling loads dominate, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.
Additionally, most metal roofing, including standing seam, is composed of recycled material and can be installed directly onto an existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste and promoting quick installation as well as decades of environmentally-sound, maintenance-free strength and beauty.