A metal roof installation makes sense if you want your home to be energy-efficient. Apart from its affordability and durability, this roofing material can be modified to provide reflective properties that will keep your home cooler during the summer months. Depending on how the home is constructed, a properly installed metal roof helps you save up to 25% on cooling costs.
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Metal’s “Cool” Properties
Many homeowners believe that metal roofs, when exposed to the sun’s heat, stay hot for longer. This is not true at all. Such roofing systems reflect light and heat due to their low thermal mass. They have reflective coatings that can re-emit heat while keeping your attic cooler through the summer months. With that, you won’t be relying too much on your air conditioning unit just to achieve comfort.
Importance of Ventilation
Proper ventilation is essential during a metal roofing project. Without it, you can’t harness metal’s cool, energy-efficient properties. Installing vents on the soffits and roof ridge help hot air circulate out of the attic space and allow cool air inside. Such a system will also be useful during the winter months, venting moisture out of the attic and avoiding issues of mold or mildew.
Traditional roofing materials are prone to repairs. They are then bound to be replaced after 15 to 20 years. That won’t occur with metal roofs since they can last upwards of 50 years with proper upkeep, without any need for repairs or replacement. The staying power of such roofing material makes the initial cost far less than the lifetime costs of maintaining other roofing options.
For your roof repair and replacement needs, turn to Easton Roofing. We pay attention to the small details to ensure your new roof will keep your home covered for years to come. Call us at (913) 735-8534 or (816) 545-9778. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Kansas City residents.