There are lots of great reasons to install metal roofing. But one that tends to get overlooked is the energy-efficient capabilities of metal roofing. Is metal roofing energy-efficient? You bet it is.
So first, the most common reasons why people invest in metal roofing products: its longevity, overall cost-savings, and beauty, which can be customized in many different ways. It’s also virtually maintenance-free.
Plus, here in the Pacific Northwest, we get all sorts of weather. Rain, naturally, but also surprisingly high winds (especially on the coast). We have super warm and dry summers followed by months of rain in all its many varieties: drippy, droopy, freezing, icy. We get snow from time to time, too.
While all this is happening, your roof bears the brunt — not just of the weather itself but of the things associated with it: moss, mold, tree droppings, ice dams, and more.
Even the highest quality composite shingles can struggle to maintain their appearance and function in the midst of such a cavalcade of dramatic atmospherics.
Enter Mountaintop Metal Roofing. We install aluminum roofing shingles and panels that last through all kinds of weather — and for many years to come.
Metal Roofing and Energy Efficiency
And now we return to our question: Is metal roofing energy-efficient? Yes! This is due in no small part to the fact that aluminum roofing dissipates heat by reflecting it back into the air. This means your home will stay cool during the summer months.
But more importantly for our weather here in the PNW, metal roofing is energy-efficient because in the winter months when the sun is low in the sky, the aluminum acts as a heat transfer, storing that radiant heat for the evenings when it’s needed most.
Finally, metal roofing is energy-efficient because of what goes into its production and installation. Mountaintop Metal Roofing’s aluminum is made with 95% recycled or recyclable materials. And metal roofing can be installed over your existing roofing elements, eliminating the need for tear-offs and landfill wastes.
For two decades, we’ve been a green roofing leader. We’re an EnergyStar partner, and our metal roofs can save property owners up to 30% on energy costs over the long-term. Our energy-efficient roofing system is superior to asphalt shingles or other roofing materials for lots of reasons.
Get in touch with Mountaintop Metal Roofing today! We’re happy to discuss energy savings, reflective coatings vs. granular coatings, solar reflectivity, solar energy, cool roofs, and solar radiation. We can help you decide which type of coated metal roofs are best for you.