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How Metal Roofs are Energy-Efficient

When the time comes for a new roof installation or roof replacement, there are more options on today’s market regarding types and styles. Previously, asphalt shingles were seen as the best, if not only, option. No longer is that the case; metal roofing has been making strides to change the face of modern roofing. Metal roofs have quickly become a popular roofing choice with their architectural versatility, longevity, durability, and sustainability. If you need a new roof or roof replacement and are interested in learning more, then call the metal roofing professionals, Albuquerque roofers, Fiddler Roofing.

About Metal Roofing

People tend to think of the old-fashioned, corrugated tin roofs that were once popular on sheds and in a specific Tennessee Williams play. Roofs that were hot, visually unappealing, noisy, and not energy efficient. The advancements of today’s metal roofs are leaps and bounds beyond the hot tin roofs of yesterday.

Modern metal roofing comes in many beautiful colors and can be comprised of a variety of materials, including:

  • Steel (galvanized, galvalume, and weathering)
  •  Tin
  •  Copper
  •  Zinc
  •  Aluminum

Designed with durability and longevity in mind, metal roofs last between 40-70 years with an average of 50 years. Metal roofing is designed to hold up to all kinds of weather extremes. They can withstand high wind speeds of up to 140mph. The materials do not crack or corrode, and specific styles are even impact-resistant, saving you time and money on maintenance and roof repair. Additionally, metal roofs can’t catch fire, making them the safer option in dry climates prone to wildfires and lightning strikes.

How are metal roofs energy-efficient?

You may be wondering how a roof that once had a reputation of being notoriously hot and not at all energy-efficient could suddenly become the more energy-efficient choice?

Along with advancements in insulation materials, modern metal roofs have an extra reflective coating applied to the surface that reflects anywhere from 50%-90% of the sun’s rays, keeping your home or office cooler.

They will never deteriorate and fill up the landfill when replaced. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable if the need to replace them should ever arise. With regular inspection and maintenance, the average metal roof lasts about 50 years, so the need for replacement is slim. Metal roofs contain 25% or more recycled material, making them suitable for the environment from the beginning. Because they absorb less heat than traditional roofs, they have minimal impact on urban air temperatures.

Give Fiddler Roofing a Call

At Fiddler Roofing, our roofing professionals deliver the highest professionalism and craftsmanship for metal roofing installation, roof repair, and roof replacement. A roof is a significant investment. Invest in a roof that will last for years, protect your home from the elements, and save money. Turn your home or office into an environmentally friendly and visually stunning work of art with a custom metal roof. Contact us for more information.