Cost Efficiency and Sustainability of Metal Roofs

14 September 2017

Both professional roofing companies and builders agree that metal roofs are one of the most desirable types of roofing available in Australia, mainly because these are cost efficient and sustainable. In fact, more and more commercial and residential property owners are choosing to purchase energy-saving building materials whenever possible, for their reroofing and home renovation projects.

Energy-saving and sustainable materials like metal roofing not only protects and improve buildings and structures, but it also reduces energy bills by reflecting sunlight as well as reducing the negative effects on the environment. Metal roofs are recyclable and do not end up in landfills, they can be recycled to make either new metal roof sheeting, or the metal can be used in any number of ways.

The Benefits of Cost Efficiency and Sustainability of Metal Roofing

Every property owner seeks to install a roof that will last as long as their buildings, and not have to worry about the hassle or costs of replacing their roof in the future. It’s true, price is always a major consideration for commercial properties when upgrading a roof, and the decision of the type of roof often hangs on the final estimated cost of installation. However, looking at the decision to replace an old roof, or when installing a new roof, considering it as a long-term investment will help one make the best choice.

While asphalt may seem like a more affordable choice when considering upgrading to a metal roofing system, making a decision on price alone is not advised. This is because the immediate cash savings may not add up to the amount of money you can save over years with a metal roof. Depending on the type shingles, asphalt could last up to 30 years, but quality metal roofing can last 50 years or more, especially when using high-grade roof paint such as Colorbond.

From that perspective, choosing a metal roof makes more financial sense, especially when considering its solar reflectivity rate – the ability to reflect the rays of the sun. It’s true, choosing lighter colours of quality roof paint for a metal roof helps to reflect the rays of the sun. In fact, up to 70% solar reflectivity rate could be achieved, which will definitely help to keep buildings cooler and reduce energy usage. In this way, metal roofs work for you to reduce the cost of cooling your building.

For more information about roofing for commercial properties, including Heritage Houses and Buildings, contact the professionals at G. Brand & Sons.

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