Sustainability Of Metal Roofing In Commercial Applications

January 26, 2023


It’s essential to think about environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions while making home upgrades, especially regarding roofing, given the quantity of trash the home repair sector produces in dumps and landfills yearly. It should therefore come as no surprise that your roof may aid in minimizing your environmental impact.

Stahl Roof Systems‘ tried-and-true, market-leading roofing systems address all different types of roofs, including metal roofs. We offer a variety of information to support our business customers and specifiers as roofing system experts.

Metal roofing for commercial buildings, among many other things, notably impacts your energy usage. And when it comes to the environment, every little bit counts.

Here are a few reasons that metal roofing for commercial buildings is environmentally friendly.

1. Reduces Waste In Landfills

Your old roof will typically need to be removed and dumped when a new one is installed. However, if your home has metal roofing, you can prevent adding to the accumulation of dumps. On occasion, metal roofing can be installed directly on top of your old roof without endangering the structural integrity of the building.

The amount of trash produced decreases with the installation of a metal roof. By spending money on a metal roof for your house, you can avoid the wasteful replacement and disposal of asphalt shingles in the future.

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2. Reduced Carbon Footprint

Having a metal roofing system on your home may help reduce smog and pollution. How? By nature, metal is a robust solar radiation reflector. Less heat is carried into your home as a result. Your home would need less energy to create a comfortable atmosphere with significantly less heat. Energy consumption reductions result in lower CO2 emissions and higher energy efficiency. As a result, your carbon dioxide emissions will be significantly reduced.

Aluminum, zinc, and copper-based metal roofs are known for having longer lifespans. Roofs made of coated aluminum, uncoated copper, and zinc show minor long-term weather damage.

3. Energy Savings

Due to a metal roof’s strong solar reflection and heat emissivity, metal roofing is inherently very energy efficient. Metal roofs’ high levels of solar reflectance and emissivity can help reduce annual energy costs for homes.

Your home’s metal roof may significantly increase the value of your property. A study found that switching to a white or light-coloured metal roof might result in energy cost savings and a ten-degree increase in your home’s temperature over a dark-coloured roof.

4. Recyclable

The most environmentally beneficial roofing material available is metal, which is almost fully recyclable at the end of its lifespan. 95% of the aluminum used in metal roofing is recyclable. One of the main benefits of metal roofing is its substantially longer expected operating life, which makes it rare for metal roofing components to wind up in landfills.

Since it is the only entirely “environmental” material used in the roofing industry, metal roofing is now the alternative with the fastest-growing market share. The most lightweight and long-lasting material for use as a roof is metal.

5. Longer Lifespan

A properly constructed metal roof would last the lifetime of your home and require little upkeep. In comparison to other roofing solutions, metal roofs are predicted to last far longer and are more resistant to bad weather.

Compared to tiled roofs, metal roofs would endure two to three times longer than tiled roofs. And it will require less maintenance due to its durability and robustness. A metal roof is a significant long-term purchase; asphalt shingles may need to be changed every 10–20 years, but a metal roof can survive for 60 years or more.

Metal roofing also resists bugs, works well with rainwater storage systems, and does not fracture, tear, discolour, or collapse as other roofing materials do.

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