There are so many benefits to installing metal roofing in your home – it’s no surprise that it’s constantly rated within the top 3 roofing materials in Australia.
Did you know that it’s also an eco friendly option for your roof?
It sounds too good to be true but it’s not – getting to give your roof a makeover and enjoy the benefits of metal roofing, whilst helping to do your bit for the planet.
Here are six reasons why metal roofing is an eco friendly choice:
The durable nature of metal roofs means that you don’t need to replace them anywhere near as often as other types of roofs.
This helps to save on producing new materials and using up energy – as well as saving you money.
Depending on the type of metal roofing you use and the manufacturer you choose, you may enjoy a metal roof that doesn’t need replacing at all.
With good maintenance and installation, they are able to stand up to extreme weather such as high winds.
There are so many roofing materials which end up in landfill sites across Australia and take decades to break down – harming the environment as they do so.
With metal roofing, you can choose to use recycled materials which also helps avoid extra mining for metals. If you decide to change your metal roof, you can offer your old one for recycling and carry it forward.
This is something that is really important with Australia’s hot climate.
If a roof does not reflect the suns rays, it will absorb heat meaning that the property heats up and you will use energy through air conditioning to cool it down.
Metal roofing is solar reflexive and resistant to heat gain – even more so if you choose a lighter colour.
In winter, you can simply add insulation to keep your house a comfortable temperature.
4. Light Weight
Heavier roofing materials such as tiling or concrete can be harmful to the environment when transported due to the higher fuel consumptions required.
Metal roofing is much lighter which helps to save fuel.
The light weight nature of metal roofing is also useful when it comes to installation and sometimes you can install it on top of your existing roof – lowering the amount of materials that are disused.
5. Compatible with Skylights
Skylights can have eco friendly benefits – such as helping to reduce energy costs in your home and maximising solar energy.
Metal roofing works brilliantly with skylights meaning that you can keep energy costs low and enjoy the health benefits of natural light.
6. Water Run Off
You may not have thought before about water landing on roofs and mixing with chemicals or additives within the materials that the roofs are made from.
Luckily, metal roofing doesn’t generally have additives or chemicals so your water run off will be clean and less likely to contaminate water supplies.
In fact, why not collect it to water your garden for maximum environmentally friendly status?