We are increasingly facing hotter and hotter summers with every season, aren’t we? And are you thinking of faster energy-efficient modifications to implement in your homes or considering a new green home altogether? What did we suggest? It is time for you to consider the benefits of metal roofing. The first thing to consider is whether Metal roofs are affordable and durable. Secondly, can they be modified to provide reflective properties, that keep your house considerably cooler in the summer months? To all these queries, there is a Yes. For metal roofs, are the best option for hot tropical climates, if a professional team installs it, and also puts correct ventilation in place. With the right professional team doing the installation, you can be sure of saving as much as 15% to 25% on summer cooling costs, depending on a building’s construction.
Cool metal roofs?
It is common for people to believe that metal roof can’t be cool. People tend to think a metal roof means a hot surface. Several factors may affect the performance of the roof. Firstly, the quality of your materials and construction has a great impact on the roof’s cool and energy-efficient properties. Secondly, you must select a professional roofing contractor or installation team to make sure your roof performs to its maximum advantage.
As children we did climb roofs, did we not? How warm the Asphalt roof felt, even after the sun had set. Asphalt roofing shingles, absorb heat and radiate it, just like most traditional roofing materials. Moreover, traditional roofing materials, radiate stored heat right into your homes. Metal roofing systems reflect light and heat and have a low thermal mass. Thus, they don’t absorb heat. The special reflective galvalume coatings of metal roofs re-emit heat making them cool.
When you work with an experienced metal roofing contractor, they install efficient ventilation. This increases the life of the metal roof and enhances its energy-efficient properties. Proper ventilation also keeps hot air circulating out of the home. Apart from cooling the temperature, during the summer months, it also works to your advantage during the winters. The ventilation helps vent moisture out of your home and minimizes mildew issues.
Once you install a metal roofing system, you can forget maintenance and save on repairing charges. It is a huge benefit, as metal roofing products, consistently last upwards of 50 years or more.
All About Aesthetics
Contemporary metal roofs are aesthetically pleasing and have many designs, including shake and tile looks. You can choose from a wide range of available colours. Your choice can complement your home design.
It is sustainable. You can be at peace where the environment is concerned because aluminium roofing systems are made from 98% recycled materials. You will also cut down on transportation as they are pre-engineered and prefabricated. They are long-lasting and can be recycled again.
To learn more about the advantages of metal roofing for your next home or commercial construction projects? Contact Dyna Roof. You will be amazed at the difference metal roofs can make for your home both in the summer months as well as the rest of the year.