Metal roofing is used in sustainable building due to its capacity to reduce household energy consumption. This energy efficient capability is accomplished through the use of roof coatings. These coatings allow the reflection of ultraviolet rays off the surface of the roof and control the penetration of heat into the home, creating the reward of cooler homes in hot summer months and huge monthly savings on costly utility bills. Metal roofs are also reusable and made from recyclable materials. These roofs can be installed over a home’s current roof to prevent the need for disposal of the prior roofing material in a landfill.
A high-quality metal roof will endure the harshest weather conditions. It will hold up against heavy snow loads and prevent the build-up of ice on a roof’s surface. Due to its resistance to shrinkage, erosion and cracking a metal roof will outlast the service life of most other roofs.