Cool Metal Roofing – A Hot Idea
September 9, 2011 | By Mike Gonet | Filed under: Education, Green News, Metal Roofing, Solar Energy
Driven to reduce energy costs and make long-term improvements to their homes, more homeowners than ever are installing durable and environmentally friendly metal roofing systems. According to new statistics from McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics®, the number of homes with metal roofs has more than tripled over the past decade, moving metal from 3% of the overall U.S. market to 10%.
Although metal may initially seem an unlikely choice for cooling, recent advances are allowing metal to shed its “cat on a hot tin roof” image. …