Metal roofing has not always been a popular option for home and commercial business owners; it had a higher price than other materials and technology had not come far enough to make it a competitive option when put against other roofing materials. However, nowadays this has started to change, with around 14-15% market share on roofs, metal is making a comeback and pushing back hard against the other roofing materials. Metal roofing is extremely sustainable, and this is a large reason behind its exponential growth, the demand for sustainability is rising greatly. Metal roofing is also extremely energy efficient as well, only adding to environmental buzz surrounding the roofing style. Energy efficiency and sustainability are the two main advantages of metal roofing; we’ll discuss them a bit below!
One of the most palpable differences between metal roofing and other roofing types is the fact that metal roofs are able to deflect heat from the sun, it does not absorb it like tile and shingle roofs do. This means that the roof allows less heat into your home, thus causing the A/C system to run less and cause savings for your on the energy bill at the end of the month! Clay and tile roofs do this in reverse, and instead slightly raise your energy bill.
Metal as a building material is extremely sustainable to source and build with, often metal materials sourced by roofers were created from recycled materials! Every metal roof built causes a little less strain on the environment than other roofing materials.
As with anything in life, there are disadvantages as well. Metal roofing does present the roadblock of high installation costs, they require a little bit more start up funds than other roofing materials do. However, down the line their energy efficiency often pays the difference between these costs!
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofing contractors St petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.