Save energy and go green with a metal roof!

Metal roofs come in many styles, above being one of the more tradtitional looks. (Photo courtesy of Whirlwind Steel.)

Metal roofs come in many styles, above being one of the more tradtitional looks. (Photo courtesy of Whirlwind Steel.)

Every roof has a lifespan and (almost) every homeowner or homeowner’s association faces the prospect of replacing their roof at some point. So why not go green? Environmentally-friendly metal roofs now comes in all sorts of styles that emulate a traditional roof and they can reduce summer energy bills by up to 40 percent. A reflective metal roof has a longer lifespan, too, lasting a lifetime versus a traditional roof that lasts an average of 17 years.

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that we spend $40 billion in the U.S. on cooling our buildings, which is staggering. Hopefully people will continue to go the route of metal roofs and green roofs (I would love to have a green roof one day… maybe I’ll flatten my attic and install one upstairs…).

Metal roofs can also emmulate other types of shingled or slate roofs, as seen above. (Photo courtesy of Mel Harris Co, Inc.)

Metal roofs can also emmulate other types of shingled or slate roofs, as seen above. (Photo courtesy of Mel Harris Co, Inc.)

Not faced with the prospect of replacing your roof any time soon? You can also paint it white for the same effect, as recently encouraged by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Chu.

You can read more about metal roofs by clicking for this article!

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One Response to “Save energy and go green with a metal roof!”
  1. erin wicker says:

    what about in the winter time? I spend more money heating my house in the winter than I do cooling it in the summer. I’m interested in this, but want a warm house in the winter. suggestions? reactions?

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