- The life span of metal roofing is 50 + years, eliminating the need to replace it every 10 to 15 years like conventional roofing shingles.
- Metal Roofing is lightweight, allowing it, in many cases, to be installed over existing roofs. This eliminates labor costs of tear-off and disposal. Additionally, installing metal roofing over existing shingles provides an extra layer of insulation, reducing the cost to cool your home or building.
- Metal Roofing's light weight also reduces the energy required for delivery and installation. This reduction of energy use and labor translates into lower cost for you.
- Metal reflects up to 70% of the sun's energy, thus minimizing heat retention. Metal roofing sustains up to 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles. This results in less heat being transferred into the building's structure. Metal roofing does not promote Black Algae streaks, commonly seen on conventional roofs, that absorb the sun's energy and increase the temperature in a home's attic. All of these things add up to reduced cost to cool your home or building.
- When combined with Eco-$mart's Bio-Based Blown Foam Insulation in the attic interior, the ultimate energy savings can be achieved.
- The energy efficiency of Metal Roofing, as described above, not only saves you money. It also helps to protect our planet by reducing the load on power plants, consequently reducing production of green house gases and other air and water pollution.
- Metal Roofing is a sustainable product. Conventional roofing shingles use oil-based products as their primary raw material. Metal roofs have recycled content ranging from 25% to 95% and if the roof ever does need to be replaced, the tear-off material is recycleable.
- Metal Roofing does not contribute to the contamination of rainwater so it does not contaminate ground water.
- Metal Roofing is a hydrostatic material, a water barrier, which protects a roof system from growing fungus created by moisture. This fungus has a tendency to live on other roofing materials and invade and contaminate the building's interior as the roof deteriorates.
- A reflective roof, such as metal, reduces the "Heat Island Effect" which is a phenomenon in which cities can be two to eight degrees warmer than the surrounding country side. This effect can cook the smog that it indirectly creates, seriously polluting the atmosphere.