There are plenty of reasons to go with C&T Siding’s metal roofing solutions the next time your Western Wisconsin or Eastern Minnesota home needs a new roof. Not only does a metal roof offer exceptional durability against the elements while offering an aesthetically pleasing appearance, but it can also benefit your home in a variety of environmentally friendly ways.
1 | Longer Service Life
One eco-friendly benefit of having a metal roof is that you’ll get a longer service life out of it. A typical asphalt roof offers a lifespan of 15 to 30 years depending on a variety of factors, including upkeep. Metal roofs are resilient against high winds, heavy snowfall and other types of damage that would shorten an asphalt roof’s service life. So it’s no wonder that metal roofs offer a significantly longer lifespan. It’s not out of the ordinary for metal roofing to last a century or more with the right amount of maintenance.
2 | Reduced HVAC Reliance
Another benefit of metal roofing is its ability to improve your home’s energy efficiency, reducing the amount of HVAC cooling it needs throughout the spring and summer. The key lies in a metal roof’s high solar reflectivity, allowing it to reflect heat energy that would otherwise find its way inside your home. In contrast, a dark-colored asphalt roof will readily absorb solar radiation, resulting in increased HVAC usage and higher energy bills.
3 | Less Landfill Waste
Most homeowners don’t realize how much waste an asphalt roof can create towards the end of its life. According to a 2014 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 13.5 million tons of asphalt shingles ended up in landfills throughout the United States. It can take hundreds of years for a single asphalt shingle to decompose, leaving behind a sizable environmental impact for generations to come.
Metal roofs are not only 100 percent recyclable, but most metal roofs also contain at least 25 percent recycled content. As a result, a metal roof leaves behind a significantly smaller environmental footprint. It’s no wonder that metal roofs are a popular choice for homeowners in search of an eco-friendly roofing solution.