What Makes Metal a Green Roofing Option?

Investing in a metal roof can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its overall value. This material can last up to 50 years or more with minimal maintenance. Another plus is it’s good for the environment.

 Metal a Green Roofing Option

Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable

Unlike asphalt roofing that usually ends up in landfills after use, metal roofing is 100% recyclable. Around 20 billion pounds of asphalt roofing shingles are thrown into U.S. landfills yearly. Metal roofs are made with a minimum of 25% recycled material depending on the metal type. 

Whether it’s for new roof construction or re-roofing, metal roofing is a great option. This material weighs half as much as asphalt. Meanwhile, asphalt roofs usually have gallons of crude oil and require replacement every 12 years or so depending on the roof pitch. 

Durability and Energy Savings

A properly installed metal roof can withstand extreme outdoor elements, including hail, fire, high winds and heavy rains. This roofing material will not warp, crack, rot or rust. Metal roofs are ideal for areas that experience harsh weather as it can withstand winds of up to 140 miles per hour. They resist uplift due to high winds due to their large interlocking panels. 

Moreover, a metal roof can help reduce your energy costs by 40% and give exceptional insulation in winter. This is due to the finishes on metal roofs. An unpainted metal roof will reflect more solar radiation than an asphalt roof. 

Choose The Roofing Company for quality roof installation services. We also offer wall panel installations and roof snow removal services. Call us at (970) 887-0104, or complete our contact form to request a quote. We serve clients in Aspen, CO, and surrounding areas.