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Why Cool Metal Roofing's Energy Benefits Are Important

Nov 16, 2007
Roofs have always been known to add beauty to your home. But, not many people know that its functions are not only limited to that, but also is much more. This means that apart from serving its basic purpose of acting as a shelter and protecting your home from rain, snowfalls, hail storms, etc., roofs can also lower your power bills considerably. It may sound impossible but due to the advent of new age technology and other innovations, roof manufacturers have come up with a special kind of metal roofing that could help you with respect to saving energy. These roofings are known as cool metal roofings and they are soon gaining popularity all over the country.

Many customers are opting for these energy saving roofing materials, thereby creating an environmental awareness about the dangers of global warming. Therefore, taking into account the consumer's demands, roofing manufacturers have introduced the cool metal roofings offering the consumers perhaps the perfect roofing solution. One of the best things about cool metal roofings is that they come in a variety of colors, patterns, etc. The area where these roofings capitalize on is mainly because of the finishes applied to the roofings.

It has been observed that standard metal roofs are known to reflect the sun's rays, especially the harmful ultraviolet rays from the roof. However, on the other hand, painted metal roofs not only reflect the sun's rays but they also produce a cooling effect in your home due to its re-emissive characteristics. A major advantage of this emitting quality of the metal roofs is that it transfers the absorbed heat far away from your home making your house cool during the summers.

Some of the advantages of cool metal roofing roofings are as follows:

. Saving energy: The color options and the finishes that are available with respect to cool metal roofings are known to reflect the heat away, which is hardly seen in case of other roofing materials. This way, these roofs help you in saving energy, thereby reducing your energy consumption. This characteristic makes metal roofings perhaps the most desirable roofing choice among the customers.

. Lightweight: Cool metal roofs are much lighter than any other roofs that are available in the markets today. This simply means that these roofs will make you save a lot with respect to the additional structural costs during the installation process. This also makes a perfect choice for those customers who only want to do a re-roofing job for their house. Therefore, due to the lightweight nature of these cool metal roofs, it becomes easier and much cheaper with respect to their removal thereby saving any additional costs.

. Long lasting: Cool metal roofs are also known to be long lasting. That's because it mostly contains some recycled materials, which means that even after they wear out, they can be smelted and formed into a new metal. That means, once the metal is recycled; it can be used for another two to three decades. These roofs are resistant to strong winds and fire resistant.

When we talk about metal roofing, it does not only mean covering up your roof with only metal. These cool metal roofs can also be installed on any existing asphalt roofs and the best part is that they give similar results as mentioned above. Therefore, installing cool metal roofs does not only make sure that your roofs remain long lasting making your house beautiful, but also maintains an environmental friendly atmosphere.
About the Author
Classic Metal Roofs LCC offers Metal Roofing and Flat Roofing in Southern New England including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Southern New Hampshire. Want to save big on your energy cost? Read about energy cost at our website http://www.classicmetalroofs.com.
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