If you’re looking into a buying a new roof that’s energy-efficient, beautiful, and durable, you can’t go wrong with a metal roof. As a roofing contractor who offers metal roofing as an option, CMS Roofing can provide insights into why a metal roof may be the best choice for your new roof.
1. It’s Energy-Efficient – While most roofs have sufficient insulation to prevent heat from the sun from getting absorbed into the attic, few materials can have “cool roof” features added to them after the fact. Cool roofs are roofs that reflect heat from the sun in the same way that light-colored clothing keeps you cool under the sun. The less heat your roof absorbs, the more comfortable your interior will be, resulting in comfortable indoors and a significant reduction in your energy bills.
2. It’s Beautiful And Stylish – Today’s metal roofing has evolved far from corrugated sheets used in barns and sheds. In fact, metal’s malleability makes it the perfect roofing material for any architectural style. You can choose the standard standing-seam metal roof or have it mimic various roofing materials like clay tiles, slate, or even wood shakes, all while taking advantage of metal’s various other benefits. Certain metals like copper even develop a natural patina that makes them even more beautiful over time.
3. It’s Durable And Low-Maintenance – Metal roofs generally last much longer than other traditional roofing materials, have superior wind uplift resistance, and sustain little damage from hailstones and debris. Roof repair can more easily be done on metal roofs, and they will require less frequent maintenance. These features add up to a roof that doesn’t require much upkeep, yet can protect you from the worst weather conditions.
4. It’s Environment-Friendly – If you’re considering building a green roof, perhaps even going for a LEED certification, you’d be glad to know that the metal used on new roofs contain up to 40% recycled material, with discarded metal roofing being 100% recyclable. When you choose a metal roof, you’re not just helping reduce the demand for new building materials. You’re also helping reduce the landfill space that would have been used for disposing discarded non-recyclable building materials.
CMS Roofing is one of the few roofers who offer metal roofing as well as several other roofing options for both residential and commercial applications. If you would like to know more about our services, call us today at (877) 425-4121, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free roofing consultation. We serve Charleston and Columbia, SC.