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 s
hingled 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.
It is estimated that asphalt shingles make up around 7.5 million tons of landfill waste every year.