Many folks in Colorado are realizing that metal roofing must be considered when replacing a roof. People are often surprised that metal roofing has been available for over 50 years; that metal roofing is viable for new construction and can be installed directly over old shakes and decaying composition roofs. By installing metal roofs over old roofs you are actually adding extra insulation while eliminating landfill waste at the same time.
Versatile metal roofing installs quickly and easily over a wood batten system and helps reduce energy costs as they allow continuous airflow across the deck which means a cooler attic. This results in lower energy consumption and less stress of the cooling system. That is especially useful here in Colorado where we experience all four seasons. These metal systems add an average insulating factor of R11 to a house which creates a more efficiently cooled or heated home. There are metal roofing systems capable of withstanding extreme climates and snow loads found in all of Colorado and they are class A-rated for fire as well. All metal roofs usually come with a lifetime warranty.
The EPA reports that $40 billion is spent annually in the United States alone to cool buildings during summertime. This works out to one-sixth of all electricity generated in one year. These rising energy costs for heating and cooling one’s home have homeowners searching for alternative ways to save money and the earth at the same time. Introducing metal roofing.
People are going more and more green everyday. Green building practices promote construction of buildings that are healthier for the occupants and the environment. Metal roofing satisfies both criteria as most metal roofs contain more than 25 percent recycled product. The amount of recycled material included in metal roofs allows metal roofing to be included on listings of “green” products. Additionally, metal roofing is 100 percent recyclable and does not contribute to the 13 billion pounds of waste sent to US landfills annually.
So when you are deciding on what type of material to use on your roof consider metal roofing for a variety of reasons:
- Aluminum Roofs Are Cost Effective – Not only do aluminum roofs outlast other popular materials, it is found to be more cost effective over the life of the roof. A study shows that metal roofing costs about 30 cents a square foot per year, verses 37 cents for asphalt and 57 cents in single-ply.
- Aluminum Roofs Are More Durable – The most popular roofs today are aluminum because of their durability. It is resistant to corrosion and damage and will outlast traditional materials two to one.
- Aluminum Is Attractive – New technology has given the roofing industry a plethora of options when it comes to choosing textures and colors.
- Energy Saving – Metal roofing has been proven to cut energy expenses by as much as 40% combined with proper insulation and a lighter colored roof.
So whether you are building a new structure or considering replacing an existing roof on your home or business, you need to consider aluminum as a viable and affordable option. The many additional benefits will make this an attractive choice for many years. Give Colorado Premier Roofing an opportunity to quote your next project.