Did you know white-painted metal roofing has the highest solar reflectance value of any roofing product available and can save you up to 40% of your annual energy bills?

Energy Savings with Cool Metal Roofing

More and more, homeowners are seeking out energy-saving building materials for their renovations and new homes, products that not only secure and improve structures but also provide long-term cost-cutting on energy bills while promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the greater community.

Among the array of possible upgrades, “cool metal roofing” easily answers this consumer demand offering a solid, attractive roofing solution available in multiple colors, textures, and profiles, for steep-slope and low-slope applications, that can save your household up to 40% of its annual energy costs, depending on your geographical region.

The Benefits of Energy Efficient Metal Roofing

As reported by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs while highly emissive metal roofs can reduce urban 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.

While asphalt traps heat… Metal Roofs reflect solar energy… And pigments re-emit heat.

The secret to metal roofing's energy savings is in its variety of finishes. As shown above, the basic, unpainted metal roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed in 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.Where annual cooling loads dominate, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.

Additionally, most metal roofing, including standing seam, is composed of recycled material and can be installed directly onto an existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste and promoting quick installation as well as decades of environmentally-sound, maintenance-free strength and beauty.

Curious about the best energy-saving metal roofing for your area?

Use our online Metal Roofing Manufacturer Guide to compare available finishes or even find a Metal Roofing Contractor in your area!

More Savings Opportunities!

Homes upgraded with quality metal roofing typically see costs recouped at more than three quarters of the job cost!

Learn more about Renovation Appreciation with Metal Roofing.

You might even qualify for a discount of up to 35% on your homeowners insurance!

View our page on Weather-Resistant Metal Roofing Insurance Discounts.

More Information on Cool Metal Roofing

The Cool Metal Roofing Coalition - CoolMetalRoofing.org
Energy Star - www.EnergyStar.com

Or browse articles here on The Metal Roofing Alliance Website:

"Reflectivity: Metal's Cutting Edge" - Ryan Reed, Editor, Metal Roofing Magazine
"Energy Study Helps Homeowners Keep Cooling Costs from Going Through The Roof"

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