Have you ever thought of the material used to build your roof? You may not know it but the type of roofing material you have can affect the condition of your home, your energy bills, and the environment. Shingle, tile, slate, and wood as roofing materials all have their advantages, but when it comes to overall durability and protection, it seems that nothing beats metal roofs designed and installed by trusted NH metal roofing companies.
An article from Facilities.net explains:
Given an economy that remains tight, along with ongoing concerns about energy costs and use, many facility owners and developers are interested in building materials that are long-lasting, attractive, have a minimal impact on the environment, and won’t break their construction or maintenance budgets. Filling all these requirements is a tall order, but one that metal roof and wall systems can meet.
A metal roof can last up to 50 or more years, and even three times longer than a shingle roof. Moreover, as a strong and fire-resistant roofing material, metal can protect homes from harsh weather and other damaging elements. The article adds:
“In Europe, you can go to the churches, and see metal materials that have been around for hundreds of years,” adds Robert Anderson, metal products manager with Firestone Building Products. The materials typically used in metal roofs, including steel, aluminum, copper and zinc, all have “anti-corrosive properties,” Anderson says, which keeps them from easily degrading.
One of the most important attributes of a metal roof is its positive environmental impact. A metal roof is nearly 100 percent recycled, making it a green roofing alternative as it is highly recyclable, and does not end up at landfills. Since it is lightweight, a metal roof can be installed over an existing roof as well, eliminating the environmental hazard posed by disposing the old roof.
Metal roofs also reflect the sun’s hot rays, thereby reducing the amount of energy needed to cool a home, and eventually grants homeowners savings on their heating and cooling bills. Best of all, its carbon footprint is minimal compared to traditional shingles or roofing materials.
To ensure that metal roofs are properly installed and designed, contact established companies that specialize in metal roofing in New Hampshire such as Performance Roofing.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Metal Roof and Wall Systems Prove Durable, Cost Effective, Facilities.net)