Benefits

Benefits

CMRC_Solar Reflectance_Thermal EMittanceThere are many benefits of owning a cool metal roof. Here are just a few to consider:

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofing is on the leading edge of technology with a wide variety of finishes, designs and colors that provide greater energy savings compared to most other non-metal roofing products on the market today.

Sustainable

Metal roofing is sustainable.   What does that mean?  According to Webster it means that it is a resource so that is not depleted or permanently damaged.  Metal roofs contain significant recycled material and it lasts much longer than most non-metal roofing products.  Metal roofing is also 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.

Low Life-Cycle Costs and Durable

CMRC_energytransferMetal roofing has been proven to be more durable than most other roofing systems available.  As a result, metal roofing has low life-cycle costs making it the choice of many school, government, commercial, industrial and institutional building owners.  A typical metal roof panel can carry a warranty for up to 30 years and sometimes even more.

Fire and Wind Resistant

Metal roofing is extremely fire resistant and can be designed to withstand strong winds.  This makes metal roofing an extremely attractive option for areas that are prone to wild fires and high winds.

Lightweight

Due to its light weight per unit area, structural savings can be realized in a building when

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compared to using heavier non-metal roofing alternatives. For re-roofing projects, metal roofing can often be applied over the original roof, saving removal and disposal costs.

There are a variety of home advice sites that also list similar benefits for metal roofing: