The popularity of metal roofing has skyrocketed in recent years – partly due to their energy efficiency. Not to mention that these roofs can last for 40 to 70 years and are fully recyclable! Due to their durability and energy efficiency, they have significant cost-savings potential…
The Problem With Traditional Roofs
Metal Reflects Heat
Depending on the weather, it’s possible for a metal roof to save you up to 40% of your annual energy bill! This is because, in contrast to asphalt roofing, metal roofing is highly reflective. In fact, a metal roof has the highest solar reflectance of any roofing product!
Better Interior Insulation
But can a metal roof save you in the winter months? Yes! In the same way a metal roof reflects the rays of the sun on the outside, it also has the ability to reflect heat rising from the inside of your property and send it back down towards the living areas. With a traditional roof, much of this heat is often lost. This causes added strain on your heater, and a noticeably higher heating bill!