Go Green with Metal Roofing

Lasting and Sustainable

Metal roofing reduces the consumption of raw materials because of its ability to withstand extreme conditions.  Undaunted by cold and hot weather patterns, metal roofing will hold its own against high winds, snow, ice, and even hail.  In fact, metal roofing has been so successful, many roofs from the 1800’s are still in existence today.  Commercial metal roofing has been around since 1910.  Due to modern engineering technology, metal roof systems can be warrantied for as long as 50 years.  Check with your Houston roofer on which type of metal roofing will give you the longest warranty.

Recycled Materials

Further decreasing the demand on raw materials, metal roof systems allow customers to select how much recycled content they wish to have in their metal roof.  Your Houston roofing contractor should have options that range from 25%-95% recycled content.  Because of its longevity and high recycled material content, metal roofing is also appealing for state government, local municipalities, solid waste management companies.  Metal roofing is also 100% recyclable, even to the point of having your old metal roofing recycled and reused in a new metal roof.

Reduced Weight

Despite the seemingly logical connection that metal roofing might be heavy, metal roofing actually weighs 1/8 to 1/3 less than that of a conventional shingled roof and even more dramatic when compared to tile roofing.  The low weight of metal roofing reduces injuries (in the event of a roof collapse), provides less structural stress on a building, and can even be put over existing roofing material, eliminating the need to remove the old roof.  It also frees up space in landfills, where 20 billion pounds of composition shingles are dumped every year.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofing is turning the tide on energy efficiency in fantastic ways.  It has been reported that metal roofing has saved owners as much as 20% on cooling costs.  Testing on metal roofing’s energy efficiency and reflectivity has been confirmed in studies by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Florida Solar Energy Center, and Florida Power and Light.

Prepainted metal roofing has shown to reflect up to 75% and has a thermal emittance up to 80%.  This means that due to low mass, metal roofing not only reflects more of the suns energy, it also dissipates the stored heat energy faster than traditional roofing.  This is especially in true in areas of high sunlight, like Texas.

Metal roofing not only provides energy efficiency and savings year round, it is also a visually appealing roof system for your home.  If you are looking for a Houston roofer, Contact Schulte Roofing to design a metal roof around your needs and your budget, backed by the roofing industry’s best warranty, The Bulletproof Roof Guarantee.