Quarve Contracting
Tuesday 27 January 2015

Residential Metal Roofing is Energy-Efficient

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Have you looked into metal roofing for your MN home?  Metal roofing can be a great energy saver.  Energy efficient roofing (also known as “cool roofing”) reduces the need for air conditioning when the weather becomes warmer. It is able to reduce cooling costs, allowing you to save money on your utility bills and over time get back a good portion of the money you spent on the roof installation. It is a roofing material that is able to transfer the heat away from the home, so it does not become trapped inside the house, causing the heat levels to rise during the day. Other roofing materials are able to reflect around 5- 15% of the sun’s rays when they hit the roof. Metal roofing materials are able to reflect 20-90% percent of the UV rays away from the home. This is a large difference from conventional roofing materials that cause the home to heat up. Metal Roofing is a Smart Choice for the Environment Metal roofing also comes with additional benefits for those that have them installed on their homes.  Metal roofing is a great eco-friendly roofing option.  When you have a metal roof installed on your home, you can enjoy the benefits of having a green roof made from recycled materials and a roof that is able to be recycled when it eventually has to be replaced, which most likely will not be in your lifetime. Metal roofing lasts much longer than traditional roofing materials in the sense that is can stay on a roof for 60 years or more, allowing you to save money through not having to replace the roof every so often. That also means less roofing debris going into a landfill.  And a metal roof can help you sell your home faster, since metal roofing offers a high return on investment plus it's a plus for home buyers looking for a home that's more environmentally responsible. And residential metal roofing is far from boring and industrial-looking.  There are many color and pattern choices that you can go with, depending on what you feel would be the best fit for the home or your particular tastes. There is a wide range to choose from, and you can consider each and every one.  Metal roofing options look like asphalt shingles, wood shakes, or even clay tiles.  You can choose a style that provides a pleasing look to the outside of your home. If you’re considering a metal roof for your home, let us walk you through the process. Here at Quarve, we provide many different metal roofing options. We can install the roof to your home  and give you the gift that keeps on giving you savings. Quarve Contracting is a licensed MN residential building contractor, and we provide exterior home remodeling services in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul MN areas.  We install metal and other roofing options as well as siding, gutters, exterior doors, and replacement windows.