In the U.S. alone, about 534 million tons of construction and demolition waste were generated in 2014, more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste. To combat this, more and more homeowners are choosing to shift to sustainable roofing materials like metal. Metal roofs are not only gaining popularity because of their durability but also because of their eco-friendliness.
Today, Arry’s Roofing Services Inc., a leading roofer in the area, discusses why metal roofing systems are so green:
Metal roofs used to be exclusively used in commercial buildings before gaining popularity in the residential arena in recent years. Metal roofs can withstand torrential rainfall, strong winds and hail impact. With an expected lifespan of about 50 years, they are also one of the longest-lasting roofing materials on the market, further improving their sustainability.
Metal is recyclable, which means it won’t add to the bulk of construction waste. It can be turned into other useful things when it has reached the end of its service life.
Attics in most homes in Florida can reach a temperature of over 100 degrees in the summer. To cool your home to a comfortable temperature, your HVAC system has to work overtime, causing your utility bills to spike. Fortunately, metal roofing systems have high solar reflectivity, which helps reduce the burden on your HVAC system by preventing your attic from heating up too much.
Apart from the environmental benefits, metal roofs can also boost your home’s curb appeal. They come in a variety of colors and styles, which can reinvigorate your exterior.
For your metal roof installation project, turn to a premier roofing company in the area. Call Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. today at (727) 938-9565 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Tampa and nearby areas in FL.