Types of Roofs: Advantage and Cost Comparison

There are many roofing systems available on the market, and consumers need to carefully choose the one that will best suit their needs. There are several factors to consider when choosing a roof, including its cost and lifespan. Consumers also need to know the benefits and disadvantages of each type of roof before they make their decision.

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Cool Metal Roofs

Types of Roofing: Cool MetalCool metal roofs are becoming more popular with homeowners for several reasons. There are many colors and styles available, which allows homeowners to choose the best metal roof for their homes. Cool metal roofs are recyclable, and they require very little maintenance. They are also an affordable option for many homeowners. Metal roofing costs range from $5 to $15 per square foot, and your roof will have a lifespan of 50 years or more.

Cool metal roofing systems are often installed because they are designed to be energy-efficient. They come in various degrees of reflectivity, which measures how much of the sun’s heat is reflected back to the atmosphere. Cool metal roofs are also rated by their emissivity, which is how much heat the metal transfers. When you choose a roof with a high rate of reflection and a low rate of emissivity, the inside of your building will stay cooler when the heat of the summer sun is beating down. According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, the average homeowner can save 7 to 15 percent in energy costs when he installs a metal roof.

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Cool Metal Roofs

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Steve Wright

Steve Wright is a writer for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a metal building manufacturing company. Located in Houston, TX, they are committed to following sustainable, energy-efficient building practices.