One of the benefits of metal roofing is the array of available material choices, which makes it a practical and intelligent roof option in all kinds of climates. In fact, given the many metal roof options out there, it's likely there's a perfect metal roof for nearly any application.
Today, we're going to focus on an increasingly popular metal roof choice - aluminum shakes and shingles. Here are three reasons you should consider aluminum roofing when it's time for a new roof:
1. Increased Energy Efficiency
Aluminum shakes and shingles are designed to reflect solar energy, rather than absorb it like asphalt composition roofs do, which reduces the cooling loads on a dwelling. And with certified Energy Star® finishes available, you can expect even further savings during warm winter months - plus a little kickback from Uncle Sam come tax season!
2. Durability, Performance and Good Looks Too
Finished aluminum shakes and shingles are coated with resilient and incredibly long-lasting finishes, from metallic to low-gloss to Energy Star® certified, all of which promise lasting appeal and superior performance. This lightweight material is a champ at shedding debris and snow, and it's also non-combustible and has stellar wind, hail impact and material warranties that speak to its level of performance. Plus, it has an attractive low-profile look that mimics a classic cedar shake style with a range of colors to complement the colors of any home.
At least a portion - and in many cases a good percentage - of aluminum shakes and shingles come from recycled materials. Add to that a certified Energy Star® finish, and you'e got an energy-efficient roofing material that will last at least half a century, which can be recycled if and when it needs replacing.
Feeling convinced that aluminum is the right roof for you? If so, get a free estimate for exact numbers on your project. Or download our FREE re-roofing booklet and learn more about metal roofs today.