It’s true that metal might not be the first material that anyone thinks of when you imagine roofing materials, but the truth is that metal is a great choice particularly if you are concerned with waste reduction, energy conservation and sustainability.
Firstly, metal reflects sunlight which can keep you home cooler on scorching hot days. If you want a different look to the metal stylistically it can still be painted or power coated. Some metal roofs have been known to block up to 95% of heat from the environment which makes a huge difference to the temperature of you property.
Metal is durable and lasts a long time making it an even better choice on the sustainability front. Metal roofs can be made from zinc, copper, aluminium, Colorbond, Zincalume and galvanised steel to name but a few so there are plenty of option to choose from which we can help you with.
Whichever metal you choose, you can rest assured that it will perform well; you and your family will be safe from the elements. Metal roofs resist heavy rain, snow, hail or ice and they are also fire-resistant and effective at repelling the heaviest swarms of insects.
You can expect a metal roof to last you a long time; at least thirty years. Metal roofs retain 95% of their reflexivity over time which cannot be matched by other traditional building materials.
Metal is also recyclable and can be further coated to create a cool, comfortable home and reduce energy expenditure. The reflective nature of these coatings have the potential to make a home up to 60 degrees cooler with homeowners spending 20% less on their energy bills as a result. Coatings help to increase the reflectivity of you roof, enhancing it beyond the capability of untreated aluminium and completely outstripping traditional material like tiles and asphalt shingles.
It is a sustainable material; they are on average 95% recyclable at the end of their useful life, so you should not ever see metals like these lying in a landfill.
When you see the latest green home developments, you will invariably find homes with metal roofs for all of the reasons we’ve discussed above; metal roofs really are the way forward in terms of saving you money, preserving the planet, sustainability and the most modern, stylish designs.
Really, you have to ask yourself: what’s not to like about metal roofs?