Environmental concerns have grown increasingly prevalent in recent years. Many people are making changes toward a greener lifestyle, and you can too. Below are three environmental benefits of metal roofing to show you how making the switch can help you lead a more eco-friendly life.
Not only are metal roofs eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, they are also a big part of designing an energy efficient home. Our metal roofs are finished with a high-quality Kynar 500 coating. Due to the reflective nature of Kynar coating, metal roofing can greatly reduce indoor house temperatures and lower energy costs. Not only does Kynar coating reduce energy costs, but the resin-based finish retains its color over the years and it’s resistant to fading or chalking. Certified by EnergyStar, our metal roofs with Kynar coating will keep your home cool in the summer and reduce energy costs year-round.
Recycled and Recyclable
Depending on the material used, metal roofs may contain 25 to 95% of recycled materials. Using recycled materials greatly reduces the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill. Additionally, at the end of their long life, metal roofs are completely recyclable. While most asphalt roofs eventually end up in a landfill, metal roofs can be melted down and repurposed over and over again, which makes it a very eco-friendly option for homeowners.
Overflowing landfills are an increasing concern in our country, and asphalt roofs only add to the issue. Metal roofs, however, do not contribute to our waste problem. In addition to being 100% recyclable, metal roofs can last up to 60 years. Asphalt roofs, however, typically only last between 15 and 20 years and may require significant repairs during that time. The frequent repairs and replacement of asphalt roofs only adds to the amount of waste in landfills. Metal roofs have a long lifespan, so they do not need to be replaced as often as asphalt roofs. They are also highly durable—even in extreme weather conditions—and will not need repairs as frequently as other roofs might. The longevity of metal roofs, paired with their recyclability, produce little to no waste.
The environmental benefits of metal roofing listed above are just a few of the reasons so many homeowners are switching to metal roofs. If you want to give your home an eco-friendly update with metal roofing in Cleveland or the surrounding area, give us a call. Our team of experienced professionals are happy to help you go green.