These days, many people seem to be asking, “is metal roofing environmentally friendly?” After all, we live in a time when we need to to preserve the environment. And we want our homes to reflect that concern. Our roofs protect us. In the same way, we want to protect the natural world.
Quality RRC is happy to provide metal roof installation and repair. Because of that, we know that many customers want to hear what makes metal roofing environmentally friendly. Here’s our short list.
Metal roofs, put together from metal tiles or sections, make the least impact on the environment. Read on for 3 proven facts that make metal roofing environmentally friendly.
Recycled metal – up to 95% in some cases – is often the main material in metal roofing. Steel and aluminum are among the products that are recycled most often. Therefore, every metal roof installed is helping to cut down on a ton of landfill waste. That’s true at the beginning of their life, and also when an old metal roof is removed from a home. That used-up roofing goes right back into the production of new material. Compare that to asphalt shingles: they’re shorter-lived and always end up in a landfill. And guess what? We may be able to install your new metal roof over the old asphalt shingles.
Your metal roof will last forever. At least it will feel that way. Metal roofing easily sheds water, leaving it less likely to suffer damage from water or ice. Because the pieces tend to be larger and much more stiff than asphalt shingles, metal roofs stand up to wind very well. Depending on your roofline, a typical metal roof will keep its cool in wind gusts of up to 140 MPH. And just try to set a metal roof on fire. Good luck with that. Because they last almost damage-free for up to 40-50 years and carry low weight, their carbon footprint is minimal.
Metal roofing saves energy. How? Well, there’s a reason roofing pros call them “cool roofs.” It’s because having a metal roof can save you up to 40% of the energy your house is using right now. As a result, your monthly heating and cooling usage goes down – and so does your power bill. And that’s just one more thing that makes metal roofing environmentally friendly.
As an added perk, if you ever choose to move, your home’s efficiency can be an automatic selling point and bump up your home value.
So, you need a new roof. Would you like to save money year by year – for decades? Likewise, do you want your home to be more environmentally friendly? Then get a roof that gives you both benefits! Call Quality RRC at 615-604-5165 today. We’d love to give you a free estimate and help you get an upgraded roof.