Today’s Most Environmentally Friendly Metal Roofing Options
February 14, 2020 | By Mike Gonet | Filed under: Blog, Metal Roofing
Aluminum Shingle & Standing Seam Roofing
Modern aluminum metal roofing comes in a range of styles and can even resemble traditional roofing materials like wood and slate. Aluminum metal roofs can last between 70 to 100 years according to State Farm Insurance statistics. Aside from its beauty and longevity, this environmentally friendly material is also cost-effective and sustainable.
Continuing reading to discover the environmental benefits of an aluminum metal roof.
An Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable Option
Aluminum is one of today’s greenest and most sustainable metals and roofing materials. This roofing option is completely recyclable and is made up of a minimum of 95 percent recycled material, depending on the factory.
Since it weighs significantly less than asphalt, it puts a lot less stress on newly built homes. On the other hand, a standard asphalt roof has hundreds of gallons of crude oil and requires replacement every 12 to 20 years, depending on the roof pitch. Also, around 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles end up in U.S. landfills every year. Switching to an aluminum metal shingle or standing seam metal roof can help reduce this number.
Save on Energy Costs
A metal roof doesn’t only provide exceptional insulation during winter but it can also save you up to 30 percent on your energy costs in the summer. This option is extremely energy-efficient due to its finishes.
A Kynar coated aluminum roof reflects more solar radiation than virtually any other roof, which draws in and holds heat.
Homes in any climate can benefit from Kynar coated aluminum metal shingle or standing seam roofs that reflect solar energy and re-emit most of the solar radiation absorbed. A highly reflective and highly emissive painted aluminum metal roof can significantly reduce energy use and re-emit up to 90 percent of absorbed solar radiation.
Classic Metal Roofs LLC is one of your most trusted metal roofing contractors. We install aluminum metal shingles in several styles and standing seam in several widths in various colors and finishes. Call for “the best metal roof installation under the sun, rain, wind and snow” at (866) 660-6668 or complete our Free Consultation form to get a free quote. We work with clients in RI, CT NH and MA.