May 13, 2011

Eco Metal Roofing

For those looking for an environmentally friendly roof at a low cost, then there is no better choice than eco metal roofing materials.  Just like any other type of metal roofing material, installation is both simple and inexpensive.

The difference between standard metal roofs and eco metal roofing materials is simple.  Eco metal roofing materials are usually made with recycled metals and have an added coating applied to them.  This coating is designed to reflect the Southern California sun’s heat away from the interior.

The sun’s heat can make the attic interval hotter than an oven in the summer months, and much of the heat in the attic can get transferred into the living areas of the home.  Increased heat building its way into the living chairs of the home only drives up the cost associated with energy use.  In some cases, an eco metal roofing system can lower utility expenditure by as much as 50%.  The savings add up quickly and can go a long way to help the roof pay for itself.

A common misconception when it comes to energy saving roofing materials is that they are only available in limited options and colors, but the fact is that there are currently so many options available that it might be hard to choose which one to choose for a particular building.  Not all metal roofs look the same, nor are they all just sheet metal.  Some options can look like wood, or even slate.

The state of California and the centralized government are also giving consumers huge tax credits when they choose environmentally friendly options for their homes and affair.  With the savings associated with eco metal roofing materials, it is a wonder that more people are not replacing their ancient roofs with the new environmentally friendly options.