As homeowners become more aware of the wider environmental effects of heating and cooling their homes, many begin to prioritize efficiency as both a means of saving money and protecting the environment. Metal is a highly reusable material, with many metal roofs being made of about 30%–60% recycled metal. Their high durability also means they don’t need to be replaced for a very long time.
Since most metal roofs are reflective, they direct the heat of the sun away from the building they cover, blocking heat and lowering cooling costs. Even non-reflective metal can be treated with special paint that blocks UV rays. Experts typically estimate that you’ll save about 20%–30% off the cost of cooling your home in the summer with a metal roof. This is a great time to install a metal roof for your home or commercial property.