Category: Green News

An Energy-Efficient Metal Roof Can Save Dollars

Historically, nobody thinks about how an energy-efficient metal roof can save dollars. In fact, it’s traditionally the least energy-efficient part of the home exterior. However, the advent of “cool” metal products have changed the perception of homeowners toward roofs. How exactly can an energy-efficient metal roof help lower your utility bills and improve your home’s… ( read more )

Tearing Off Existing Roofing Gets More Expensive

Waste disposal costs of demolition material have been consistently rising throughout 2017. Waste disposal services have largely eaten most, if not all, of the additional costs this year. In some instances, these waste services are taking material, such as asphalt, to landfills in other states. Landfills are closing and we are running out of room. … ( read more )

Metal Roofing Leads to LEED Rating Energy Savings: Why Choose Aluminum

Summary: Aluminum metal roofing can boost a building’s LEED® rating significantly, raising the energy efficiency of a home and passing significant savings on to the client. A recent study conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council suggested that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified buildings averaged an ENERGY STAR® score of 89 out… ( read more )

Painting and Protecting Metal Roofing: Anodized vs. Paint vs. Powder Coating

Any roof, no matter the style or color, is only a good one if it is durable and does not leak. Versatile and malleable, aluminum roofing is a wise, cost-effective option for your home. There are three good options for protecting metal roofing. Paint protects surfaces and adds color, but metal roofing is different from… ( read more )

Aluminum Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles

There are many pages and blog posts on this Classic Metal Roofs website which contrast the merits of aluminum metal roofs versus asphalt shingle roofs – to the advantage of the former, of course. We do not claim to be unbiased on this matter! Below we lay out the pros and cons of each in succinct table display form, for those who just like to cut to the bottom line, or for those of you who are just starting to educate themselves on the subject.