Among the array of possible upgrades, “cool metal roofing” easily
answers this consumer demand offering a solid, attractive roofing
solution available in multiple colors, textures, and profiles, for
steep-slope and low-slope applications, that can save your household up
to 40% of its annual energy costs, depending on your geographical
Reduce Energy Costs
More and more, homeowners are seeking out energy-saving building
materials for their renovations and new homes, products that not only
secure and improve structures but also provide long-term cost-cutting on
energy bills while promoting environmental and economic sustainability
in the greater community.
The Benefits of Energy Efficient Metal Roofing
As reported by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs while highly emissive
metal roofs can reduce urban air temperatures by as much as 12 ° F.
Combined, these benefits mean less money out of your wallet, less
dependence on energy resources and less general air pollution in your
neighborhood and across the nation.
|While asphalt traps heat…
||Metal Roofs reflect solar energy…
||And pigments re-emit heat...
The secret to Tamco's metal roofing energy savings
is in its variety of finishes. As shown above, the basic, unpainted
metal roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed in
your attic and home by an asphalt roof. But, for homes in warmer
climates, pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems not only
reflect solar energy but also cool your home by re-emitting most of what
solar radiation is absorbed. Where annual cooling loads dominate, a
highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal
roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit
up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.
Additionally, most metal roofing, including standing seam, is
composed of recycled material and can be installed directly onto an
existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste and promoting quick
installation as well as decades of environmentally-sound,
maintenance-free strength and beauty.