YOUR ROOF VS THE HEAT
Your roof could be making your home hotter!
Do you currently have an asphalt shingle roof? Have you ever felt a blacktop road on a hot summer day? If so you know how hot it can get, and you also know how hot it stays even after the sun goes down. Well the same principle applies to your roof. As the roof heats up and the air gets trapped, it enters the house and when the air conditioner senses a rise in temperature, this causes the air to kick on which increases your bill.
Want to know how to combat the ever-increasing electric bill and keep your home comfortable? Rather than absorbing heat (like asphalt shingles), a metal roof is design to reflect sunlight. The roof stays cooler, and no extra heat enters the home. Depending on the type of metal roofing you choose and the area you live in this can reduce air temperatures by as much has 12 degrees Fahrenheit!
Have you heard of the term “Carbon Footprint”?
For those who like to look at how we impact our environment, you already know this term means the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a person, or group. Here is the good news! Choosing a metal roof is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. When less carbon is released in the air, the atmosphere can stay cooler. Metal roofing is made with up to 95% recycled materials. Using old materials for new purposes is one of the best ways to promote sustainability.
That is not the only reason you should choose metal roofing!
Metal roofs are extremely durable. They can withstand high wind speeds and are fire retardant. Not only do these features keep you and your family safe, they reduce the need for maintenance and increase the longevity of your roof. This means that you will most likely save on upkeep costs as well as the energy costs mentioned above. These savings add up over time, making metal roofs a much more cost-efficient choice.