Metal roofing systems offer a number of advantages over other types of materials, but, perhaps, their biggest draw is their sustainability and energy efficiency. There’s a long-standing belief about metal roofs performing poorly under the hot sun, but this myth has long been busted.
Today, materials like steel, aluminum and copper are some of the best roof replacement materials, and here’s why.
High heat reflectance is an intrinsic characteristic of metals, giving them a distinct advantage as an energy-efficient roofing system. Many people think that because most metals are conductors, they actually become hotter under the sun compared to other roofing materials. However, studies have shown that metals can reflect most of the sun’s heat and light, allowing you to save up to 25% on your air conditioning bills.
Forty percent of all construction waste that occupies our landfills consist of asphalt shingles removed from older homes. To make matters worse, only a small number of these shingles are recyclable. In contrast, metals are completely sustainable. Old metal roofs can easily be reduced to raw materials needed to produce new products.
If you’re thinking about having a metal roof installed in your home, consider products that carry the ENERGY STAR® label. Kansas recognizes the ENERGY STAR certification as a qualifier for tax credits. Call our professional roofers at Safe Harbor Exteriors, and we’ll be more than to help you with all the requirements necessary to take advantage of these credits.
Additionally, installing an energy-efficient and durable roofing may also earn you discounts on your insurance premiums depending on your policy.
At Safe Harbor Exteriors, we are your leading provider of all metal roof repair, installation and maintenance services. Give us a call at (913) 800-6181, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve clients in Shawnee, KS, and nearby areas.