Metal roofs are reflective and can reduce your energy costs. Metal roofs reflect the sun’s UV rays better than roofs made of asphalt or shingles. A metal roof can also be used as an insulation layer during winter when properly underlayed and insulated.
Continue reading to learn more about how a metal roofing system can save you money on energy bills and what you can do to make it even better.
Metal roofs can be used with solar panels
A metal roof can be energy efficient by itself, but adding solar panels to it will allow you to save more on heating and cooling. Solar energy systems have become increasingly popular and have fallen in cost over the years. If you choose the right type of metal panels for your roof to withstand solar panel system weights (your Old Time Roofing contractor will be able to help you select the right one), then you can have a solar installation done quickly.
Professionally installed metal roofing and solar panels systems can reduce your home’s environmental impact and increase energy efficiency. They also increase your home’s value.
Harvest rainwater using your metal roof
Metal roofs are durable and can collect run-off water from buildings. Metal roofs are also less likely to harbor bacteria than other roofing materials. This can help reduce the potential for contaminants to grow and pollute rainwater harvested.
All rainwater harvested from roofs should be filtered before it is used, regardless of its type.
Metal roofs are recyclable at the end their long life
Metal roofs are also environmentally friendly because they can be recycled after their 40-70 year lifespan. This is unlike other roofing materials. Talk to your local metal suppliers Sydney for further insights and considerations.
What could a metal roof really do to reduce your energy costs?
A professionally installed metal roof can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 25% for homeowners and businesses.
Metal roofs can save up to 25% on your energy bills and are also recyclable and water harvesting.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier roofing contractors in Clearwater FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.