Metal roofs are environmentally friendly, in that they generally consist of 20 to 60 percent of recycled content, and at the end of their life span can be recycled again. Unlike the conventional asphalt shingle roofs which make an estimated 7.5 million tons of waste consumed by our landfills each year.
The average asphalt shingled roof of a typical home will need to be replaced 4 times under one ownership. A typical metal roof has outstanding durability, which in turn reduces material consumption.
Metal roofs are also environmentally friendly because they are Energy Star certified. Energy Star certified high reflective paint systems could save you up to 35% on your heating and cooling cost by reflecting the sun’s radiant heat rays back into the atmosphere. In turn, helping to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect by not using materials such as asphalt shingles which absorb and store large amounts of solar energy which increase a greater incidence of ozone and smog formation.