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Is Metal a “Green” Roofing Material?

by R&R Industries R&R Industries was established in 1948 as the R&R

As eco-friendly technology becomes more widely available, more homeowners incorporate it into their daily lives. EVs, for example, are gaining popularity and may eventually replace gasoline-powered vehicles. What else will go “green” as the world transitions to renewable energy?

One answer is the roof on your Daytona home. Although you may not believe that a roof can make a real difference, there are various reasons why sheet metal fabrication roofing is the best option. Let’s start with the roof you currently have. Most Daytona homeowners have a composite (asphalt) shingle roof with very few green properties.

Recyclability

According to roofingcontractor.com, when you rip off the old roof, it joins the other 13 million tons of shingle debris. Roofing manufacturers are developing asphalt shingles with recycled content; however, the recycling loop is not being completed. Metal roofing, made from recycled materials and recyclable at the end of its life, completes the recycling loop.

Hot vs. Cold

Asphalt struggles in the heat, absorbing it into your Daytona home, fading out from UV exposure, and gradually disintegrating. On the other hand, metal roofing reflects heat, reduces temperatures inside the house, and lessens the demand on air conditioning.

Solar Compatibility 

Another upside of hiring a Daytona roofing contractor to install metal roofing in your home is its ease of integration with solar panels. While asphalt shingles necessitate the drilling of dozens of holes in your roof to install mounting points, solar panels can be attached to the metal without penetrating the roof. Metal roofing allows brackets to be fitted beneath panels or fastened onto the ribs between panels without requiring any intrusions. These brackets simplify removal and eliminate the need to drill into your roof.

Weight

Because metal roofing is lighter than asphalt, it is less expensive to transport and can even be installed over existing shingles in many cases. This not only eliminates the removal costs but your old shingles are also kept from becoming part of the massive pile in landfills. 

Conclusion

Metal roofing is the best roofing option in a world that is becoming more “green.” Metal is 100% recyclable and does not add to landfills, reduces energy consumption, and integrates well with solar. 

 

 


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