We're starting a Q&A section here on the blog, and here's our first question and answer to start us off. If you have a burning metal roofing question, ask us in the comments sections and we'll post an answer!
Q: We’re going to need a new roof soon, but most of the roofs I’m being shown are made from petroleum products. We'd like to re-roof with something ecologically responsible, but we’re still budget conscious. What re-roof material options do we have?
A: If “green” is a theme that’s important to you and your home is in need of a new roof soon, metal roofs will probably be the answer. Benefits of metal roofing include:
- High recycled content (green factor)
- Extreme light weight (easier, faster and often cheaper installation)
- Permanence and durability (increased life-cycle)
- Beauty (multiple profiles, materials and colors to suit any architectural style)
Another bonus? Many metal roofs can be installed right over your existing roof (depending on the material), which reduces tear-off costs and waste that would end up in a landfill.
Many of our metal roof materials, including finished steel and finished aluminum shakes and panels, are available with Energy Star certified finishes, which offer additional energy efficiency. And all of our metal roofing offer assemblies that dramatically reduce the amount of heat accumulated in an attic or ceiling area - another highly energy-efficient trait.
And because your new metal roof system will likely last as long as your home with little or no maintenace, the higher up-front costs of a metal roof pays off in the long run. Plus, we're offering great spring specials right now on select metal roof systems. If you're planning on staying in your home for the duration and it's time to consider a new roof, stop the re-roofing cycle once and for all with a new metal roof - and enjoy the satisfaction of being eco-friendly at the same time!