Environmental Impact

Key Highlights:

  • Metal roofs can lower your energy costs as much as 40 percent.
  • You can install a metal roof over your existing roof, meaning less mess and less waste.
  • Metal roofing is made from recycled materials.

 

Environmental Impacts

According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into landfills in the United States each year.

A metal roof can often be installed over your existing asphalt roof without the necessity of removing the shingles and dumping the used roofing material into your local landfill.

Recycling

About 56 percent of the steel in a metal roof – from production to installation and reuse – is recycled content, which is far superior to asphalt. A metal roof is also 100-percent recyclable once it has been removed from a structure.

Energy Impacts

Because an asphalt roof, primarily made of paper, begins to deteriorate immediately upon installation, it provides little to no insulating benefits.

Metal roofs, on the other hand, are excellent insulators. A metal roof actually deflects ultraviolet (UV) radiation, keeping your home cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months, therefore lowering your heating and cooling energy consumption. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, a metal roof could save you as much as 40 percent off your energy costs. (All of Weather Tite’s warranted painted panels are EnergyStar-rated regardless of color, meaning they have Cool Chemistry properties to distinguish them as energy efficient.)