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Going Green in 2017 with Metal Roofing

Jan 20, 2017

As South Florida’s premier roofer, I prefer to build great roofs that last. I like them strong and able to endure the dangerous torrents that Mother Nature might throw at them. I care greatly for the aesthetic value of each roof we provide and feel they should be both strong, and beautiful. Finally, I have great appreciation for energy efficient roofing.

There is not a single material that meets all of the needs that metal does. For those who want to go or to be more green, metal roofing is one of the most eco-friendly solutions available. You can have an environmentally-friendly roof without compromising on appearance or longevity.

We can’t ask for more than that, can we?
Metal Roofing is Eco-Friendly

Metal Roofing Can Be Recycled

Every year, America dumps 11 million tons of asphalt shingles into landfills. Shingles have to be replaced relatively frequently and they aren’t recyclable so they can really add up in our landfills. Shingles also lack the energy efficiency of other materials.

Most metal roofing consists of a large quantity of recycled metal, and in the event the roof ever needs to come down, all of the materials can be recycled.

Metal Roofing is Energy Efficient

Miami is hot enough as it is, so any heat we can keep from entering the home is going to lower our energy needs. Metal roofing has high solar reflectivity, mitigating a lot of the ambient heat. This can reduce your home energy expenditures by up to 40%.

Asphalt shingles normally absorb most of the incoming solar radiation, but metal roofing reflects it. Depending on the finish, you may be able to reflect up to 75% of the radiation impacting your roof. Because metal roofing is incomparably better for the environment than traditional asphalt shingles, it has earned the Energy Star label.

Metal Roofing Lasts

Metal roofing can outperform any other material in longevity. The typical metal roof can be expected to last 30-50 years, or more, and many will come with a warranty to match. Compared to asphalt shingles, which typically last up to 20 years, or so.

Metal’s most dominant trait is its toughness. It can stand up to wind, fire, and water. If you think of your roof as a helmet for your home, what material would you want to protect the valuable contents inside? There is no better choice than metal.

Go Green With Metal Roofing

As our society moves toward sustainable living, energy-conscious consumers are choosing eco-friendly solutions for their homes. The days of generating tons of waste, with no regard for our future, will soon be behind us.

Fortunately, going green no longer requires great sacrifices in quality of life. You can have a roof that looks and performs better than your old roof, all while significantly reducing the impact on the environment.

Integrity, Trust, Pride, and Peace of Mind,
~Frank Istueta

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