If you don’t know much about metal roofing, you might not think of it as an energy-efficient roofing option. In fact, it’s one of the best! A metal roofing system can even help reduce your annual energy expenses by an impressive 40%. Let’s take a look at what makes metal such an excellent roofing material.
One of the main factors that contributes to the energy efficiency of metal is the way it reflects solar radiation. Untreated metal products reflect a good amount of heat and infrared light back into the atmosphere already; add a coat of reflective paint on metal used for roofing, and there is a substantial increase in its heat-reflective properties. This means that heat which would otherwise have been absorbed by another type of roofing material instead bounces back into the sky, resulting in a cooler attic.
Superior metal roofing products have a special finish that allows absorbed solar radiation to be re-emitted at a rate of up to 90%! This means that not only does the emissive coating block solar radiation from being absorbed into your attic, it also keeps the metal (and your home) from overheating. By the same principle, metal roofing also cools quickly. When the sun is not hitting it directly, it will rapidly return to the temperature of the air around it.
Maintaining a Cool Attic
A high-quality metal roofing system will have built-in ventilation, which helps regulate the temperature of your attic and the amount of humidity in your home. It does this through the use of intake and exhaust vents, which pull out the warm, moist air in your home that could lead to growth of mold and mildew if left unchecked.
If you’ve been thinking about installing a standing seam metal roof, Muth & Company Roofing is the number to call. Our skilled roofers know all the ins and outs of working with metal roofing, and the end result will be a roof that is beautiful as well as durable and energy-efficient. All it takes is a quick call to (614) 682-3060!