Quarve Contracting
Monday 9 July 2018

Metal Roofing Is Cool (In More Ways Than One)

Posted by at 12:40 PM

We're smack dab in the middle of one of the hottest summers the Twin Cities area has seen in awhile, and many of the Minnesota homeowners we talk with are looking for ways to save energy while keeping their homes cooler in weather like this.  A metal roof - especially a white or other light-colored one - is a great way to do that. By their very design and the techniques we use when we install our metal roofing, metal roofs keep a home cooler inside with less energy use.  White or light-colored metal roofing takes it a step further, reflecting the heating rays of the sun away from the house. (In contrast, dark colored roofing will absorb it, and if you've got an asphalt roof, that heat gets transferred right into your home. Ever been up in an attic on a hot summer day? You get the picture.) Now, we'd also like to point out that the popularity of metal roofing is on the rise. It's the darling of builders, architects, and designers.  So if you are thinking about a metal roof for your home and want something that is cutting edge technology and on track with trends in home design and remodeling, a metal roof is a really cool choice to make. And those concerned about Minnesota's environment and her natural resources, those who choose a metal roof over other alternatives like asphalt are making a 'cool' choice. Metal roofing is one of the most eco-friendly roofing materials, and it's the perfect base for rooftop solar because it will outlive the solar panels. In contrast, an asphalt roof will fail long before the solar panels do, so those panels have to be removed and reinstalled when the roof needs replacement. That means unnecessary expense. That won't happen with a metal roof, so your wallet will think you're really 'cool' if you have a metal roof installed along with your rooftop solar panels. Make this the last summer you're uncomfortable in your home or paying a high price to run that A/C. Make the 'cool' choice and switch to metal roofing.  Give us a call for a free in-home consultation; it's the cool thing to do. Quarve Contracting is a licensed Minnesota roofing company specializing in the installation of steel and other metal roofing in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.