02 Apr 2014

Why go green?

Eco friendly roofing systems have become more and more popular over the last few years due to the advancement in technology, now more then ever the cost of a metal roofing system is more beneficial to the homeowner.  Having a green roof will bring down energy cost by help keeping the home cool, they are also very low maintenance. And most important it’s probably that last roof your house will ever need.  The durability of a metal roofing systems has some great advantages to offer homeowners in Florida, such as protection from the elements, metal roofing systems can with stand high winds, torrential rains and the harsh salt air.  All the things the deteriorate normal roofing systems in a matter of 10-20 years.  A metal roof is very likely to out live the homeowner without having the worry about replacing or repairing the roof. As we all know the roof is one of the most important aspects of your home and protecting and maintaining it can be very rewarding for the homeowner.

Things to keep in mind

Homes that are built with energy efficiency in mind should include such things as the roofing material, is it durable, is it low maintenance, and one of the most important aspects is the roofing system is it reflective. A white or lighter colored roof will reduce the heat gain by doing this it keeping the overall temperature of the roof as low  as possible so that heat from the roof isn’t transferred into the house or business.

What’s other are using and why?

Many environmentally friendly homes have what’s called a standing-seam metal roofing system installed, this type of roofing system is very low maintenance and comes in many light color that also helps reflects the sunlight. Photovoltaic panels are very easily clipped into place, or with film panels they can be nestled between the seams of a roofing system. Metal is a very good choice for collecting rainwater to help reuse in the lawn and  landscape.

Other options for a eco fiendly roofs can include lightly colored concrete, clay, or wood shakes, stone tiles, asphalt composition; or tar and gravel for flat roofing systems. Asphalt composition shingles are also a very popular choice because of the low price point and long life span. If you select asphalt composition shingles, choose a light color that helps reflect the sun rather than the typical black or gray. We will be glad to assist you in any way possible with your Metal green roofing system.  If you have any questions regarding green roofing systems call us today.
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