How Metal Roofing Saves You Money
Most people like saving money, especially on utility bills, which can be a household’s largest annual expense. There are lots of tips and tricks you can employ to lower your heating and cooling costs, but one you may have overlooked can be seen by looking straight up: your roof. In this article by Metal Roofing Solutions, we take a look at how metal roofing can save you money. Read on for more information.
Asphalt roofs are very common, but they also get very hot and have low reflectivity, meaning they absorb heat from the sun during the warm summer months and that heat is transferred into your home. This process makes your A/C work harder than necessary in order to maintain a comfortable temperature, resulting in excessively high electricity bills.
One of the best efficiency-enhancing home upgrades to address this issue is the installation of a metal roof. Metal roofing can save you up to 40% on your annual energy bill. Unpainted metal roofs will reflect a lot of solar radiation, but having your roof painted white will improve its reflectivity and make it even more cost-effective. Adding a reflective coating to a white metal roof is the best option for saving money on heating and cooling costs. Metal roofs can even lower your heating bills during the winter as they can reflect heat rising from the structure to send it back down to the living areas. Metal roofing also acts as a radiant barrier and is even more effective when paired with adequate insulation.
As much as you pay in insurance premiums every year, you may get very excited when you learn there are potential discounts and tax credits you could be eligible for. Several of those discounts and credits become available when you select a metal roof for your home. You know that a metal roof is highly durable, fire-resistant, energy efficient, and impact resistant. Insurance companies know that, too, and offer discounts depending on the material of the roof, its age, the coating, and other criteria.
The bottom line is: a metal roof can save you money. At Metal Roofing Solutions, we are proud to be a supplier of premium quality metal roofing material to consumers and contractors from around Canada. If you are looking for more information about how a metal roof can save you money, or about our metal material and installation, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.