Residential Metal Roofing Systems, Benefits, and Prices
Welcome to Metal Roofing Manufacturers, a non-profit informational resource dedicated to educating homeowners about benefits and advantages of residential metal roofing. Metal is a sustainable building material offering durability and energy efficiency that translates into a long lasting and energy efficient metal roof for your home. Sustainable metal roofing can contribute greatly towards greener and healthier environment.
Energy Efficient and Long lasting
Metal roofing, a fastest growing roofing product in America, is a smart green roofing alternative to conventional asphalt shingle roofs. While asphalt shingle bakes in the sun and drives heat into your home, metal roofing reflects solar thermal radiation helping you save anywhere from 25% to 40% on your cooling costs. The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is anywhere from twelve to seventeen years. Thus, a typical asphalt shingle roof may require re-roofing every ten to twenty years. A metal roof, on the other hand, could easily last well over 50 years providing energy savings and reliable protection for your home.
Sustainable - a green building material
Metal Roofing is nothing like its common residential counterpart, asphalt shingle, which is a petroleum based roofing material that is destined to end up in our landfills. Every year, some thirteen billion pounds of asphalt shingles ned up in our landfills to decompose in the earth thereby contributing to environmental polution. Metal roofing, on the other hand is a 100% recyclable at the end of its very long service life. Energy efficiency, sustainable reliability, and being 100% recyclable are the ingridients that make metal roofing a true green roofing material.
Green Metal roofing is increasingly specified by architects and building specifiers, recommended by residential and commercial builders, and embraced by homeowners who want an energy efficient, environmentally safe, and long lasting roof.
Residential Metal Roofing
Below you can see residential standing seam roof made from aluminum, a fully recyclable material, installed on a new construction residential house in Boston, Massachusetts.
Residential metal roofing styles are designed to appeal to building owners of both, contemproary and historical buildings. Modern styles avialble to homeowners inlcude metal shingles, shakes, slate, and tiles. Standing seam roofing sheets, and corrugated metal roofing offer another option that is more suitable for modern, and agricultural styles, respectively.
Standing seam metal roof comprised of vertical roofing panels is a light weight roofing alternative to asphalt shingle. Standing seam panels can be made out of aluminum, steel, zinc, and copper. Coated with solar reflective paint standing seam roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which explains how they can save from 20% to 40% on cooling costs. Standing seam roofing is just one of the many options available to building owners.
Higher initial Price of Metal Roofing, is it really justified?
One of the major arguments causing much resistance to metal roofing is its higher initial cost of investment. It seems far more compelling to pay less for an asphalt shingle roof, but this thinking holds true only for a short run (such as when you need to quickly solve a problem with a leaky roof, or flip a house. And even then, metal roofing can actually make your property more attractive in the eyes of a potential buyer!).
Over a long run, metal roofing definitely outshines and outlasts an asphalt shingle roof in every aspect possible. It significantly reduces AC energy consumption to cool your home, which greatly reduces your monthly and yearly cooling expenses. By having a long lasting and durable metal roof protecting your home, you will no longer have to replace your roof every 10 to 17 years. Now, you can really start reaping all financial and aesthetic benefits of having a metal roof. Factor in a greatly improved curb appeal of your home, and a forever lasting increase in the value of your home, (with over 90% of the initial remodeling costs recouped, and sustainable over time, plus the the added benefit of ongoing energy savings.) and that is how metal roofing becomes such a financially savvy remodeling decision!