Why Metal Roofing is an Eco-Friendly Choice

Here at Alpine Roofing Construction, we know how important your roof is to you. Your roof protects you from the birds and squirrels outside, shields you from the sun’s rays, keeps the rain outside, and contributes to your building’s decor. That’s why it’s important that you have a quality roof to protect you.

Most roofs built today are made of asphalt shingles. These are rectangular sheaths that overlap and are secured with nails or a type of binding liquid substance. Due to the prevalence of asphalt roofs, many homes and businesses may not consider the benefits of a metal roof.

When people think of roofing materials, the idea of metal conjures up images of huts and slums with raggedy tin roofs. The reality is that roofing of this nature comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs that look great on any home or business. You don’t have to settle for tin, either! Copper, stainless steel, and aluminum all make great roofing materials. There are even roofing tiles designed to mimic the appearance of asphalt shingles.

If you are still not convinced that you should consider metal for your next commercial roof installation, consider this: metal is more durable and energy efficient than asphalt. Asphalt shingles are protected by granules. Hail, rain, and foot traffic from animals knock off these granules and expose the underlying asphalt to heat. This causes the shingles to curl, blister, and eventually fail. Asphalt also absorbs heat and streams it indoors through the process of conduction; according to the Florida Solar Energy Center, asphalt roofs can raise interior temperatures by up to 25 degrees.

The reflective property of metal roofs allow them to deflect the sun’s rays. This prevents the roof from getting as hot as asphalt and reduces energy costs by upwards of 25%, according to Energy Star. These roofs are better at resisting wind, rain, and hail, and consequently last longer than asphalt roofs. This means a lower environmental impact as well because its less asphalt being discarded into landfills.

If you are looking for a Fort Worth roofer, contact Alpine Roofing Construction at (817) 409-8975.

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