As temperatures rise during the scorching summer months, homeowners are constantly seeking ways to keep their living spaces cool once they start sweating profusely and having trouble keeping themselves comfortable indoors. While asphalt shingles have traditionally been the go-to solution for cooling down homes during summer, metal roofing systems are a great alternative. They offer several benefits that can help you stay cool and save on energy costs during the hottest season of the year.
Metal can reflect heat from your roof and disperse it elsewhere. Think of how rainwater hits your roof – it's the same when the sun's rays hit your roof. Metal roofs have distinct thermal properties that make them particularly reflective and emissive, reflecting a significant portion of the sun's rays and releasing any absorbed heat quickly. If you don't want heat trapped in your attic, invest in good metal roofs.
Many metal roofing materials are designed with cool roof technology in mind. While proprietary technologies can vary between manufacturers, cool roofs are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofs. Metal roofs often have coatings or finishes that enhance their reflectivity, making them excellent choices for areas with intense sunlight and high temperatures.
Metal roofs might seem to conduct heat, but they actually help in reducing energy consumption. By reflecting a larger amount of sunlight and heat, your home's interior temperature can be significantly reduced. This reduced heat absorption means your air conditioning system doesn't have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable indoor environment, leading to lower energy bills. Make sure you install good metal roofs in conjunction with excellent attic insulation.
Metal roofs are known for their durability, which is a critical factor during the summer months when harsh weather conditions like hail, heavy rain, and high winds are more common. Well-installed metal roofs have fasteners and effective techniques that keep them in place even during the strongest of storms.
Unlike some traditional roofing materials that might deteriorate under such conditions, metal roofs are resistant to these elements, saving you money on repairs and replacements and to focus on enjoying your summer rather than worrying about roof maintenance.
Metal roofs are much more friendly to the environment – after all, there is very minimal strengthening additives and other coatings applied to extend the lifespan of metal roofs. Longer lifespan of metal roofs means fewer materials are needed for replacements, reducing the overall demand for roofing materials. Recycling plants won't have to work twice as hard with the lower frequency of replacements, too.
Metal roofs come in a wide range of colors, styles, and finishes, allowing homeowners to select an option that complements their home's architecture and design. This means you don't have to compromise on aesthetics to enjoy the functional benefits of a metal roof. Plus, they can even imitate some traditional roofing materials, giving your home an "organic" look despite using metal roofs.
Metal roofs have many advantages suitable for many residential and commercial properties. If you have yet to find a reliable contractor to install your metal roofs (if you're considering replacing your old roof soon) you can always count on SJ Winn Construction to install it for you. Call us today to learn more about our services.