Steel Roofing and Energy Efficiency

Most people do not associate Steel roofing with energy efficiency. In fact, homeowners often shy away from selecting metal roofing because of their belief that it will absorb UV rays from the sun, leading to increased attic temperatures and higher energy costs to keep the home at a comfortable temperature.

These beliefs are far from the truth.

According to the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a reflective metal roof can save home and building owners up to 40% in summer cooling costs. This means less money out of your pocket and less dependency on energy resources. Over time, and even after continuous exposure to the elements, painted or unpainted metal panels maintain their energy efficiency better than other roofing materials tested.

How is this possible?

The significant advancements used to formulate paint for exterior applications has provided the roofing industry with the most advanced technology available. Pre-painted metal roofs not only reflect solar energy but also cools your home by remitting most of the absorbed solar radiation, which is optimal for reducing energy consumption. Cool chemistry paint coatings have been formulated to achieve high-level energy efficiencies while protecting natural resources and helping to reduce pollution resulting in a sustainable building material that can lower air conditioning costs and reduce peak energy demand.

When it comes time to replace the roof on your home, consider pre-painted metal roofing. Not only will it provide a wide variety of elegant styles that last far longer than other roofing materials, metal roofing can save a significant amount of money in energy costs each year while protecting the environment.