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Environmental Metal Roofing Benefits To Take Advantage Of

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by in Roofing

Upgrading the roof on your home is a big decision, and one that should be carefully thought about.  There are several different types of roofing material available, making it important for you to consider the benefits of each before you make up your mind.  One of the hottest trends right now in the roofing industry is the use of metal instead of shingles.  There are actually a number of reasons that metal roofing benefits outweigh those of traditional single roofing.  The following are some of the most important advantages. 

One of the biggest reasons people are switching to metal roofing is that it is more environmentally friendly.  The metal material used for roofing is made from up to 95% recycled content. This gives metal roofing a very minimal carbon footprint.  Metal roofs can also help your home with energy efficiency, which is good for both the environment and your wallet.  A metal roof can cut your annual energy costs by as much as 20% and reduce the temperatures of your attic by 34%.  A metal roof will last many more years than other types of roofing, but when you do need to replace it, the material is much better for the environment, as the it can be recycled instead of taken to a landfill.  When you use aluminum or other metals, the odds that you will need to completely replace the roof are very low.  The metals can be repainted or refinished for an update, but don’t necessarily need to be removed and replaced at all.

To evaluate if your roof could benefit from having a metal roof installed, it is important to get an evaluation from a contractor.  Seek out a qualified contractor in your area, such as Chase Construction North West in Edgewood, WA, Piedmont Roofing in Midleburg VA or All Climate Roofing in Southern CA.  A contractor will be able to specifically tell you which metal roofing benefits you can expect to see with the new installation and give you estimated prices and timelines. Once you decide to put in a metal roof the contractor will be able to help you through the entire process.

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