The Benefits of an Energy Efficient Metal Roof

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Projects by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory show that the installation of metal roofing can save you up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs and can reduce attic air temperatures by as much as 12 °F.  Combined, these benefits mean less money out of your wallet, less dependence on energy resources and less general air pollution in your neighborhood and across the nation.

The secret to metal roofing's energy savings is in its variety of finishes.  As shown here, the basic, unpainted metal roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed into your attic and home by an asphalt roof. But, for homes in warmer climates, pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home by re-emitting most of what solar radiation is absorbed. What this means for you-our metal roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of  the heat absorbed from solar radiation!

Heat is absorbed into the asphalt shingle roof-drawing heat into your home. Metal roofing image showing reflection and re-emittance of heat of a metal roof with newest coating technologies.