Metal doesn’t sound energy efficient but Residential Metal Roofing can be quite energy saving. And the surprising array of available styles and colors make it an attractive option in Energy Efficient Roofing.
Steel and aluminum are the most common and affordable materials in metal roofing. They provide a strong, durable, fire resistant roof that can withstand harsh weather.
What Makes Metal Roofing Energy Efficient
Metal Roofs reflect much of the sunlight keeping the heat from entering your home. Using a coating provides even more energy efficiency.
Reflecting sunlight and heat keeps the roof cooler and keeps the attic and interior cooler. Using a fan in the attic will also keep it cooler.
Metal Roofs Are Durable
Energy Efficiency is wonderful but you also want a roof that will last and a good metal roof will. They don’t rot, crack, warp, curl, split, flake or peel and are resistant to hail, wind, fire and freezing/thawing. If you live where the weather conditions are rough, it’s worth having a look at metal roofing.
Attractive Styles and Colors
Metal roofing comes in various materials and colors so your house can look like a home, not an industrial building. You can choose from wood shakes, clay tiles, shingles and Victorian metal tiles that will offer beauty, energy efficiency and durability.
Free New Roof Checklist
See our Energy Efficient Roof page for other energy saving roofing ideas like what to look for when shopping. And when you’re ready to start getting bids, use our free Checklist for Buying Energy Efficient Roofing to help you be prepared.