Environmental Benefits Of Metal Roofing
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Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing
At Jones & Associates we are proud to be the West Texas leader in environmentally friendly metal roofing installation. By using recycled materials and through its ability to reflect solar energy, metal roofing is less of a strain on our environment than traditional materials used for roofing Midland homes and businesses. And it can even help you reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home.
More traditional roofing materials, such as wood or polymer roofing shingles, are not as durable as metal and end up in landfills far earlier in their lifespan. The chemicals used to treat such materials keep them from biodegrading and have harmful effects on the environment in which they end up. With metal roofing, you will be able to rely on your roof for longer and the metal itself is recyclable once your roof is too old to function properly.
Recycling Advantages of a Metal Roof
Metal roofing has a much lower impact on the environment than asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are petroleum based and their production contributes to the negative environmental impact of recovering and processing petroleum. At the end of their useful life asphalt shingles end up in a landfill along with millions of tons of other used asphalt shingles. It can take many years for them to biodegrade.
On the other hand, the metal roofing installed by Jones & Associates contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life. This level of recycled content allows metal roofing to be routinely included on listings for “green” and recycled content products. Your metal roof will not be added to the billions of tons of disposed roofing materials that are tossed into landfills each year.
Energy Saving Properties of Lubbock Metal Roofs
One of the biggest advantages of metal roofing is the potential it offers for energy savings. You can get residential metal roofing products with special coatings that reflect the sun’s rays, leading to far less heat absorption. Because much less heat is then transferred into your home, you can realize savings of up to 40 percent on your air conditioning costs.
High temperatures and the sun heating up the surface of an asphalt shingle roof can raise its temperature to nearly 200° F. This excessive heat is transferred inside the house requiring excessive air conditioning to keep the house cool. Money spent on the excessive air conditioning adds up quickly.
Metal roofing panels reflect solar radiant heat thereby reducing the surface temperature of the roof, which helps keeping your house cool. The roof literally stays cooler and reduces the amount of heat transferred to the building below, keeping the building a cooler and more constant temperature.
As a top roofing and siding company, we can ensure our customers that our roofers are factory-trained and have years of experience in the construction and installation of metal roofing systems. We can help you choose one that fits your style and budget and delivers the best value in roofing.
To learn more about metal roofing from the leading roofing and siding contractor in Lubbock TX and all of West Texas, give us a call here at Jones & Associates or fill out our Request a Quote form.
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