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The Advantages of TAMCO Metal Roofing!

  • Metal roofs are light-weight---less than 1/3 the weight of asphalt and 1/20 the weight of concrete.
  • A metal roof won't rot, crack, crumble, split, break or burn.
  • Metal roofs are made from recycled steel and aluminum material and are 100% recyclable.
  • Metal roofs have coatings that prevent 75 to 80 percent of the sun's energy from being absorbed into the roof
  • A metal roof can reduce surface temperatures by 60 to 70 degrees.
  • Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of styles and custom colors.
  • Metal roofing is durable and maintenance free.
  • A metal roof increases a building's value
  • Metal roofing is an ideal platform for integrating solar electric and solar thermal renewable energy solutions.
  • A metal roof can earn up to 25 U.S. Green Building Council LEED credits

THE PROS AND CONS OF METAL ROOFING ---

Metal is a sustainable building material offering durability and energy efficiency that translates into a long lasting and energy efficient metal roof for your home. Sustainable metal roofing can contribute greatly towards greener and healthier environment.

 

Energy Efficient and Long lasting

Metal roofing, the fastest growing roofing product in America, is a smart green roofing alternative to the conventional asphalt shingle roofs. While asphalt shingle bakes in the sun and drives heat into your home, metal roofing reflects solar thermal radiation helping you save anywhere from 25% to 40% on your cooling costs. The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is only seventeen years. The asphalt shingle roof may require re-roofing every ten to twenty years. A metal roof can easily last well over 50 years providing energy savings, and reliable protection for your home.

 

Sustainable - a green building material

Metal Roofing is nothing like its common residential counterpart, asphalt shingle, which is a petroleum based roofing material that is destined to end up in our landfills. Every year, some thirteen billion pounds of asphalt shingles fill up in our landfills to decompose in the earth thereby contributing to environmental polution. Metal roofing, on the other hand is a 100% recyclable at the end of its very long service life. Energy efficiency, sustainable reliability, and being 100% recyclable are the ingridients that make metal roofing a true green roofing material.

Green Metal roofing is increasingly specified by architects and building specifiers, recommended by residential and commercial builders, and embraced by homeowners who want an energy efficient, environmentally safe, and long lasting roof.

 

Metal Roofing Systems

Standing seam metal roof comprised of vertical roofing panels is a light weight roofing alternative to asphalt shingle. Standing seam panels can be made out of aluminum, steel, zinc, and copper. Coated with solar reflective paint standing seam roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which explains how it can save from 20% to 40% on cooling costs. Standing seam roofing is just one of the many metal roofing options available to the building owners.

Higher initial Price of Metal Roofing, is it justified ?    

One of the major arguments causing much resistance to metal roofing is its higher initial cost of investment. It seems much more compelling to pay less for an asphalt shingle roof, but this thinking holds true only for the short run. (Such as when you need to quickly solve the leaky roof problem, or flip the house. And even then, metal roofing can actually make your property more attractive in the eyes of a potential buyer!)

Over a long run, metal roofing outshines and outlasts an asphalt shingle roof in every aspect possible. It significantly reduces AC energy consumption to cool your home, which greatly reduces your monthly and yearly cooling expenses. By having a long lasting and durable metal roof protecting your home, you will no longer have to replace your roof every 10 to 17 years. Now, you can really start reaping all financial and aesthetic benefits of having a metal roof. Factor in a greatly improved curb appeal of your home, and a forever lasting increase in the value of your home, (with over 90% of the initial remodeling costs recouped, and sustainable over time, plus the the added benefit of ongoing energy savings.) and that is how metal roofing becomes such a financially savvy remodeling decision!