Metal roofing has attracted many homeowners due to its affordability and durability. However, because of the misconception that metal roofs mean a hot surface, there are several questions regarding their effectiveness in keeping homes cool.
Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc., one of the most trusted commercial roofing contractors in the area, lists three qualities that make metal roofs an ideal roofing system for a hot climate.
1. They Don’t Absorb Heat
Unlike asphalt roof shingles and other traditional roofing materials, metal roofing does not absorb heat. It reflects light and heat and it typically has a low thermal mass. So once the temperature outside becomes cooler, metal roofs cool off as well. Specialized reflective coatings that re-emit heat can also be applied on metal roofing. This is especially useful during the summer when your attic is likely to heat up and cause your cooling system to work harder.
2. They Offer Efficient Ventilation
By hiring an experienced roofing contractor, you have a better chance of maximizing your metal roofing. They can help you select metal roofing products that offer more efficient ventilation. Typically, these are the metal roofs with an airspace between the back of the metal panel and the roof deck and underlayment. With this extra space, potential heat transference from the metal to the building materials underneath can be prevented.
3. They Require Low Maintenance
Roof repair is part and parcel of many traditional roof types, which typically need to be replaced every 15 or 20 years. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can last up to 50 years or more without needing replacement.
The initial cost of metal roofing can be more expensive than traditional roofing. However, the energy savings it can offer you is very promising. It’s very beneficial in the long run and it can boost your property’s resale value too.
Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc. provides commercial roof repair and guarantees excellent workmanship. Call us at (316) 779-2058 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Wichita, KS, and nearby areas.