How Commercial Roofing Can Save Energy Costs?
There are a lot of details to take into consideration when it is time to decide on a commercial roofing system for your home. In the roofing industry, commercial metal roofing is fast gaining momentum, and for good reason. Commercial metal roofing could be for you if you are looking for a roof that is energy efficient, good for the environment, and will last for decades.
A metal roof can stand still against the weather elements than any other roofing systems, no matter what is the environment. As unpainted metal can absorb and retain heat, you can build the metal roof to keep away heat from your house. The roof will cause the heat to bounce off and keep your home cooler if you paint your metal roof. These choices will provide energy cost savings of up to 45%.
Metal roofs, along with energy conservation, will last a very long time. We have found that, relative to asphalt shingles that only last an average of 20 years, metal roofs will last 40-60 years. This will save you the trouble and money of trying to replace the roof in the near future, if you intend to own the house for a long time.
The commercial metal roofing is also a fantastic investment in your structure’s resale value. Rather than any other aspect of the structure, the roof of a building is exposed to the light, making the roofing material a key factor of energy efficiency. The metal roofs return heat from buildings, they are known as one of the market’s most energy-efficient materials for roofing. A high-quality metal roof can save energy costs for homeowners by up to 40%.
There are three words to familiarize yourself with when determining the energy effectiveness of a commercial roofing material (also known as thermal performance):
Emissivity: The roof’s ability to radiate the heat of the sun up and away
Reflectivity: The roof’s ability to reflect heat back in the direction it came from.
Thermal Resistance: A calculation of the temperature difference by which a heat flow is resisted by an object or substance.
Granular Coatings and Emissivity
In order to keep their buildings cool and energy costs down, large warehouses (like your local Costco) use the emissive properties of metal roofing.
Reflectivity of Solar
As described earlier, metal, unlike asphalt shingles that absorb energy and transmit heat down into the house, reflects energy from the sun up and away from the home.
By thinking about the metal hood of a vehicle, you can understand how metal represents heat. Also with the heat from the motor below and from the sun above, if the engine is off and the car is parked in the shade, the metal hood cools easily. The metal drives away heat so well that the hood of the car can feel colder to the touch than the ambient air in just a few minutes.
Thermal resistance is the measurement of a temperature difference by which a heat flow is resisted by a substance. Compared to asphalt shingles, a 2019 independent study shows how metal roofing products improved thermal efficiency by as much as 218 percent.
Contact us at All American Roofing if you want to hear more about the benefits of metal roofing in OKC. To provide a quality metal roof for your house, we have the expertise and workmanship to provide it.