Thousands of homeowners are turning to cool metal roofing materials as an innovative way to enhance the value and beauty of their homes. Your home is probably your biggest investment so improving and maintaining it should be a top priority.
Many roofing options, though, only restore the value that was lost from having an aged roof on the home. They do little or nothing to provide lasting additional value. The benefits of metal roofing, though, provide increased value that stays with your home instead of diminishing over time. Chief among those benefits is energy efficiency.
A Metal Roof reduces home energy costs in several ways.
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Kynar 500® and Hylar 5000® coatings incorporate our advanced hI-R Heat Barrier technology to create a roof that keeps your home naturally cooler thanks to special reflective pigments. The complex chemical structure of these pigments reflects the infrared portion of the sun’s rays that is most responsible for heat gain. Metal roofs leave the attic space and the entire home much cooler in the summer. Proud owners of metal roofs report saving up to 20% or more on their energy costs.
Some of the metal products we can install on your roof provide further energy efficiency. The integral “dead” airspace between the steel and your roof deck acts as a thermal break, stopping heat transfer by conduction. This behaves much like the airspace between the plates of glass in a thermal pane window. Link to decider to explore metal option?
The ability of a metal roof to be installed over your old shingles is also beneficial. In addition to saving your money and avoiding landfill disposal, your old roof provides thermal mass – additional insulation to help keep summertime heat outside of your attic.
This blocking of both radiant and conductive heat provides the best possible recipe for a cool roof for your home. Studies have shown reduced attic temperatures of up to 34%. When your attic is kept cooler, your air conditioner runs less and you save money.
Metal roofs can also help you achieve good attic ventilation. Ventilation is a key to even greater energy efficiency and it also helps guards against winter ice damming which is prevalent in the rough winters experienced in the Dayton Region.
Van Martin has a genuine concern in helping to maintain and improve the environment for future generations. In this regard, metal roofing meets the criteria of recycled content, recycle-ability, and energy efficiency. Metal roofing is one of the most energy efficient roofing systems available and tests have shown that it can save you up to 40% on cooling costs.
In addition, it’s not asphalt based like shingles, which means its production doesn’t continue to fuel our country’s biggest addiction… oil. Although these are the major drivers, there are many other reasons why metal roofing is gaining in popularity.