Metal Roofing: Why It’s Exceptionally Energy Efficient

 

Pittsburgh metal roofing

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.

High Reflectivity

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.

Environmentally Friendly

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.

Low Maintenance

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

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

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

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,

In need of metal roofing services? We’re here to help! Contact the most reliable roofing expert at Home Genius Exteriors today to schedule your free consultation with one of our trusted metal roofing specialists.

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“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.