A study by the Metal Roofing Alliance revealed that a cool metal roof can save up to 25% in energy costs. Many homeowners are convinced of the benefits while some are a bit skeptical – after all there’s a lot of industry advertising around. An article on ProudGreenHome.com should serve to clarify all the reservations many people have on metal roofing:
Energy efficiency and durability make metal roofing a good choice for green homes.
A roof does more for your home than keep the rain out. It’s an integral part of a home’s building envelope. And a good roof will offer benefits that go far beyond simply keeping the rain away.
Homeowners and residential construction professionals face a wide range of choices for roofing materials.
With more homeowners opting for environmentally-friendly options, metal roofing gets the “green” approval because it is made from 95% recyclable materials and its carbon footprint is very minimal. Environmentalists should also like the fact that it eliminates the need for landfill disposal of old roofing because the material can be easily repurposed. Taking all these into account, the article highly recommends metal:
If you’re considering a roof for your existing home or one you’re going to build, consider metal roofing. It will deliver energy efficiency and value over the long life of the product. And if you’re building other sustainable aspects into the home, a metal roof gives you a great foundation to build on.
Of course, it’s still all up to you to consider whether a roof replacement is your best bet to protect your home. To make the most informed decision, consult experts in metal roofing in New Hampshire such as Portsmouth Area Roofing, who can provide you with all the tools and statistics you need.
When you do decide to take the leap, remember that installing any kind of roofing requires professional skills so don’t try to do it yourself. Metal roofing in NH can especially be complex so don’t hesitate to call an industry expert who can also advise you on a suitable structure and style that can fit your home perfectly.
(Article Excerpt and Image from How to use metal roofing for sustainable building practices; ProudGreenHome.com, February 18, 2014)