Metal Roofing: Why It’s Exceptionally Energy Efficient
Metal roofs have many distinct advantages over other roofing materials. They are durable, lightweight, easy to install, recyclable and fireproof. But one of the reasons why they stand out over the rest is due to their incredible energy-efficiency. Their high reflectivity and longevity will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. With a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from, Home Genius Exteriors can achieve virtually any look you want for your home, while saving you money.
Metal Roofing’s Energy Efficient Qualities
Metal Roofing is commonly used for large, commercial roof types, however, it is not unusual to see the roofing material on many residential homes in Pittsburgh. While they are slightly pricier upfront in comparison to other roofing materials, you get your money’s worth when it comes to how much you’ll be saving on your energy bills.
When it comes to roofing, no other material matches the reflective properties of metal roofing. While the stronghold of metal’s reflectivity lies in its various coating and finishes, it is important to note that a simple, unfinished metal roof is capable of reflecting more harmful UV rays than an Asphalt Shingle roof, which tend to absorb and hold onto that heat.
In most cases, a quality metal roof will be made of anything from 35% – 95% recyclable and/or recycled material. While the lifespan of a metal roof will be very long, when it does come time to remove it for whatever reason, the entire thing will be 100% recyclable, as opposed to being dumped in a landfill.
Maintenance on a metal roof is so easy that you could almost install it and forget about it. As with any residential roofing material, regular maintenance is a must, but the upkeep on a metal roof is so limited, that compared to other materials like shingles, concrete, or tile, you’ll have a worry-free roof and save on costs in the long run.
Metal Roof Coating for Increased Protection and Reflectivity
By coating your metal roof, not only will you be increasing its lifespan, protecting it from the elements and regular wear and tear but you’ll also be increasing its reflective properties thus saving you more in the long run.
Some metal roof coatings include:
Acrylic or elastomeric coatings are highly reflective and help prevent rust. It’s strong but flexible, making these acrylic coatings ideal for metal roofing because they will expand and contract with the metal. These coatings are easy to apply via a spray nozzle, making the process quicker and less labor-intensive. It’s also cost-effective, suitable for most climates, and provides the best value.
Asphalt-based roof coatings use a solvent to make them thinner and easier to apply to a roof without heavy equipment. It can be brushed or sprayed on, and it works best on metal roofs, built-up roofs, and membrane roofs.
Polyureas take many forms. These roof coatings provide abrasion resistance, corrosion protection, structural enhancement, chemical resistance, and waterproofing features. Polyureas are common on metal roofs,
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