When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, there are many ways you can take action. While recycling and eliminating contaminants from your environment are obvious options, you may not realize that the material you choose when replacing your roof can impact the environment as well. If you are interested in going green during your next roof replacement, you should invest in a metal roof.
Here are three reasons why metal is an eco-friendly roofing option.
1. Metal roofing is energy efficient.
Reducing your energy consumption is a great way to eliminate added stress on the environment. Investing in a metal roof can help you significantly reduce the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
The addition of a reflective metal roof could cut your energy costs by up to 40% during the summer months, and highly emissive metal roofs can decrease urban air temperatures by up to 12 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to cut your energy consumption in the future, consider investing in a metal roof when it's time to replace your home's existing roof.
2. Metal roofing is extremely durable.
Replacing your home's roof can create a lot of waste that will end up in a municipal landfill. If you want to ensure that your choice of roofing materials won't contribute to the amount of waste in your local landfill in the future, opt to invest in metal roofing.
A metal roof will last 2 to 3 times longer than a regular roof, meaning you could go 40 to 60 years before your metal roof will need to be replaced. By reducing the number of times your roofing system will need to be replaced with a metal roof, you reduce the amount of waste you create.
3. Metal roofing materials are recyclable.
When the time to replace your metal roof does come, you can feel confident knowing that your metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable. Metal roofing shingles are made from a steel core that is coated with protective layers of zinc or zinc-aluminum.
Since steel is the most recyclable material in the United States with 88% of steel materials being recycled into new products, your metal shingles can find new life through recycling in the future.
Investing in a metal roof is a great way to go green. Because metal roof materials are energy efficient, durable, and fully recyclable, a metal roof is one of the most eco-friendly options available.
To learn more about the benefits of metal roofing, contact a roofing company like Advanced Seamless Gutter & Roofing Inc.Share
6 August 2015
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