One of the biggest benefits of choosing a metal roofing system is your savings on your energy bills over time. This is especially true in warm weather climates like Tallahassee, Florida. In the Big Bend area, we get lots of hot, humid weather, and we need the benefit of energy savings with metal roofs.
While asphalt shingle roofs absorb heat, heating up your home, metal roofs reflect the solar rays rather than absorbing them. This means that less heat gets into your home, which means that your cooling system has less work to do to keep your home comfortable. Less work means less money spent.
Most metal roof systems have an Energy Star rating. Metal Roof Alliance, industry experts, say that reflective metal roofing systems can save you up to 40% on your annual energy bill, and that re-emissive metal roofing systems can keep your home 12 degrees (F) cooler.
Metal roofing can also be installed on top of existing roofs—tin roofs over shingles, for example. This saves the cost of teardown, keeps you from putting those rotten shingles into a landfill, and gives you an extra layer of protection from the noise of rain on your metal roof, if that’s something you’d prefer not to hear.
So, while metal roofs typically cost more to install than asphalt shingles, one of the reasons we love them so much at Callaghan roofing is the way they pay for themselves over time. Our clients report fewer problems, more cost savings, and greater satisfaction with their metal roofs.
Call us today to get a free estimate on installing an energy saving metal roof on your existing home, or find out what benefits including a metal roof would have on your new construction!
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