Metal Roofing WILL NOT Make Your Home Hot in SummerWhere did this idea come from? Probably from what people have experienced in pole barns in summer. Pole barns often have corrugated metal roofing. But that roof is usually installed without any insulation underneath it, just un-coated metal. But it's not a fair comparison, because metal roofing manufactured for homes doesn't function like those pole barn toppers.
Here's the truth about residential metal roofing, and hopefully as we get the word out, this myth will vanish:
- Metal roofs are extremely energy efficient. Some metal roofing colors are classified as 'cool' roofs because their color and finish actually reflect the sun's heating rays away from the home rather than absorb it (as much asphalt roofing does). Metal roofs in general have the reflecting characteristic, but light colored roofs are even better it it.
- The process we use to install our metal roofing creates an insulating, cooling cushion of air underneath the roof, increasing the comfort level inside your home.
- According to figures issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, temps on a roof can reach up to 150º when the sun is beating down on it. But with metal roofing, you can expect that temperature to be almost 50º cooler. That's just one of the reasons a metal roof is so long-lasting. With asphalt, extreme summer heat can cause premature aging.
Got more questions about metal roofing? We're happy to bust up any myths you've heard and give you the facts. We believe there is NO BETTER roofing for Twin Cities homes than metal, and that's why installation of metal roofs is our specialty. We are a licensed Minnesota roofing contractor. Why not contact us today for a free quote?
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