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Reasons why metal roofs are environmentally friendly

February 20, 2019

Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing mankind today. Summits are held each year

 In a bid to find ways in which the world can minimize waste and save the environment we live in. There are different ways the environment can be saved, and you can start by switching to metal roofs. Metal roofing materials are among the eco-friendliest roofing materials in the market. There are numerous reasons why they are preferred by environmentalists when it comes to roofing Tulsa and elsewhere.

  1. They are made from recycled materials

    The materials used to make metal roofs are mostly recycled. This reduces production pressure and waste products from the environment. In addition to this, once the metal roof’s lifespan has ended, the materials can be recycled and used in other ways unlike asphalt, which is just thrown to in landfills. In the US alone, almost 11 million tonnes of asphalt are dumped in landfills every year. This is an alarming rate considering asphalt does not decompose.

  2. They reduce energy usage

    Metal roofs can reduce air conditioning costs in the summer by 25%. This is because they reflect the sun’s rays away from your house, therefore cooling it.  The reduction of energy usage means less energy is produced in power plants, therefore saving on natural resources. They can also withstand hot weather conditions for long periods of time.

  3. They are durable

    Metal roofing has been proven to last 40 to 70 years depending on the type of materials used. This is a very long time compared to materials such as asphalt, which last about 20 years, depending on the location. The hotter the climate, the shorter the lifespan your asphalt roofing is going to be. This is because it deteriorates faster in hot climate. Metal roofing can withstand all types of weather changes. The durability of the roofs means that there is less production of roofing materials over the years.

  4. Toxic emissions

    Metal roofs do not emit anything, whether in areas that experience hot temperatures or in cold climates. This is unlike asphalt roofing, which releases harmful solvents into the atmosphere when exposed to sun rays.

  5. Less Maintenance

Maintaining metal roofing Tulsa is easy and cheap. An occasional coat of paint may be needed years down the line if the roofing material used is aluminium but that is about it. These roofs do not need to be replaced and being light weight makes them convenient as they can be placed on top of existing roofs.

If you are considering changing your roof or are building a new home, consider going for metal roofing. The roofs may initially look costly but they are value for your money as they will save you on maintenance, unlike other cheaper roofing options that may cost you more in the long run. If you have any question on roofing, you can contact us and our experienced personnel will be more than happy to guide you through and answer any and all questions  you may have.

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