Among all the environmentally-friendly materials used for roofing, metal hardly seemed unlikely to be considered. Apparently, though, metal roofing in College Station TX has taken off in popularity as the new method of turning a building green for owners to economize. Paul Kazlov, an environmental enthusiast, writes in Triple Pundit how metal roofs have become solid alternatives for standing the test of time and being kind to nature.
Made of various metal materials — such as tin, aluminum, copper, and galvanized steel — metal roofs are known to withstand some of Mother Nature’s most wicked rages. Be it heavy rainstorms, hailstorms or snow, metal roofs will keep homeowners safe and away from the elements. In addition to being fire-resistant and impervious to the most unforgiving weathers and troublesome pests, metal roofs are also an environmentally friendly roofing solution for their superior energy-saving features, unmatched longevity and high recyclability.
Studies have shown that metal roofs are able to absorb solar energy and retain heat, which means savings of around forty percent in energy consumption. Further studies reveal that the color of the painted metal roof can affect how it retains or reflects heat. In short, light-colored roofs will reflect heat and will be useful in the summertime, while dark-colored roofs will absorb heat and be better in the winter.
Durable & Recyclable
Metal roofs have been proven more durable than other roofing material. They are also convenient to repair since metal sheets can be molded and formed by providers of roofing from College Station. This translates into impressive savings for owners down the road.
Metal roofs are also malleable and can be pressed and shaped without suffering any break or crack. Lasting considerably longer than the average 15 to 23 year service life of asphalt shingles, a metal roof can last up to 60 years and beyond.
Metal roofs are 100% recyclable. Many metal roofs already contain up to 40% recycled steels. As a result, metal roofs are rarely seen cluttering landfills. Companies such as America’s Choice Roofing have done their part by offering recyclable material to homes and businesses, and the response has been overwhelming. With this much support for the environment, the future for generations to come indeed looks bright.
(Article Excerpt and Image from “Roofing estimates: It pays to know what you want”, The WPTZ.com, September 02, 2014)