Even though it doesn’t seem like it, metal roofing is actually one of the best ways that a homeowner is able to save more energy and reduce the amount of waste that is being generated by a home. It is a great choice for many reasons, and those looking to add a new roof to their Minnesota home might benefit from considering a metal roof.
Why Metal Roofing Is a "Green" Choice
Becoming more sustainable is something so many people here in Minnesota and the rest of the country are trying to do. With eco-friendly options becoming a priority in most every aspect of life, it is only a matter of time before energy-efficient homes become the norm. As we meet with homeowners around the Twin Cities, we're finding that a large portion of them ask about how 'green' our products are. That gets the conversation going about metal roofing and our other exterior remodeling solutions. Metal roofing definitely is an eco-friendly remodeling choice.
The Durability of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is one of the strongest materials on the market. When properly installed it can not only insulate the home well but also protect it against outside intrusions such as weather. Metal roofs are fire and mold resistant and they even resist damage from pests, which is always a good thing. Durability means less repairs - lower cost but less materials being used, fewer trips by roof repair companies (less gas) as well. There are many other benefits that come from using metal roofing.
They’re Energy Efficient
The installation process we use makes our metal roofing extremely energy efficient. It is a great choice to make when the homeowner wants to save money in their energy bills. Homeowners can save up to 40% on their energy bills every month with the use of the metal roofing. It is also very solar reflective, surpassing the Energy Star levels by 60%. And if you opt for a white or light colored roof, you can save even more by reducing your heating costs. White metal roofs are considered 'cool' in more ways than one!
They Last a Very Long Time
Unlike shingles and some other roofing options, metal roofing can last at least four decades when it is installed correctly. Overall, a metal roof is able to last up to 60 or more years. Of course, the type of roofing that is chosen and the way it is installed is going to make a difference, but this is a very long time to have roofing. By comparison, you can expect to replace an asphalt roof every 12-20 years.
They Are Completely Recyclable
Metal roofing is completely recyclable, meaning both any scrap from installation as well as the roof when it has finally reached the end of its life will be recycled into reusable materials. If your roof is a steel one, it is 100% recyclable. Very few other recyclable materials reach that level.
Here at Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota, you can be confident that the metal roof you choose is installed correctly by our roofing professionals. Our roofing crews have all gotten hands-on training from the materials manufacturer, plus they have the experience to get the job done right Call us today to learn more about metal roofing and see the many options available.
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