If there’s one thing we all learned from science class, it’s that metals are good conductors. They are better at conducting heat than tar or asphalt shingles. However, evidence shows that sheet metal roofing is actually the better and more energy-efficient choice. We let the professionals from Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal show you how.
The Science Behind Sheet Metal Roofing
First, conductivity is all about flow. Because metals are good conductors, they don’t actually hold the heat; rather, they allow it to pass through. Shingles and other roofing options, on the other hand, will hold the heat and gradually dissipate it to surrounding areas, including your attic or ceiling, which can be a drain on your air conditioner. According to the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA), metal roofing is actually the greener option because it can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50% annually.
Factors to Consider
Metal roofs carry a lot of advantages but there are things to keep in mind in order to enjoy these benefits.
Improper installation can nullify the heat-reflecting effects of sheet metal roofing. That’s why it’s important to find properly certified and experienced roofing contractors to do the job.
Initial costs are much higher than more common materials like asphalt shingles. Although metal does cost less than slate and high quality and grade woods.
Don’t expect to see a dip in your energy costs instantly. The savings from sheet metal roofing are long-term. In fact, with proper care and maintenance, you can expect metal roofs to outlast any other roofing material.
Energy Efficiency and More
Sheet metal fabrication has come a long way in recent years. Today, sheet metal roofs are more noise-resistant, weather-resistant and most importantly, energy-efficient. Metal roofing installed at an angle reflects more than half of the sun’s heat back into the environment instead of absorbing it into your home. This can drastically cut air conditioning costs by up to 50%. Additionally, because metal roofs last longer, they tend to be more environment-friendly than other materials.
With over 40 years of experience, Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal can help you reach your energy efficiency goals with sheet metal roofing. Call us now at (785) 727-7575 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment and get a free estimate. We serve Hays, Colby and surrounding KS areas.