Sustainability and Energy-Efficiency of Metal Roofs

By Stacy Mellete

Many homeowners are choosing eco-friendly options for their home improvement projects. Metal roofs have been gaining popularity due to their energy-efficiency and recyclability.

In this post, your local residential metal roofing contractor Tampa FL, Affordable Roofing Systems, discusses why metal roofs are one of the most sustainable roofing options.

1. Durability 

They are made of materials like tin, aluminum, copper and galvanized steel, which are known to endure harsh weather events. Metal roofs can keep you safe from rainstorms, hailstorms and heavy winds. Aside from that, they are also fire-resistant and less likely to be affected by pests.

2. Longevity

They are one of the toughest and most long-lasting residential and commercial roofing materials. A metal roof’s longevity is two to three times longer than asphalt shingles. If well-maintained, it can last for more than 60 years. You can also save more because it requires minimal maintenance.

3. Energy Efficiency

Metal roofs are considered a ‘cool’ roof because of its energy-saving capabilities. They can save you up to 40% of your heating and cooling costs. A three-year study on metal roofs discovered that they work well against urban heat island effects. While other roofing materials with white coating dropped 20% to 40% of their initial reflectance, metal roofs held up its reflexivity by almost 95%.

4. Green Option

Metal roofs have up to 40% recycled steel and the material itself is 100% recyclable. They can be recycled and reused, minimizing waste thrown in landfills. Around 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are disposed of each year in the United States.

By choosing a metal roofing for your home, you help in improving waste reduction.

Choose a Leading Provider of Metal Roof

Trust a reliable contractor for your home improvement projects. At Affordable Roofing Systems, we are your leading provider of metal roofs and roof repairs.

Call us at (813) 542-8462 or complete our online form. We serve clients in St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL.

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