There isn’t a region in the United States that doesn’t stand to benefit from metal roofs, whether on new New Jersey commercial or re-roofing projects. Metal roofing shows its superiority in every area. If you’ve been considering upgrading your home and increasing its resale value, you should know that beautiful and enduring metal roofing is highly valued as one of the top renovation-friendly building materials for rehabbers and new home builders alike.
Metal roofing is very attractive, and also the most durable roofing product on the market. Metal roofs are virtually impervious to the most devastating weather events, including wind-driven rains, heavy snow, shail, extreme heat, hurricane-force winds and even fire.
More and more, New Jersey commercial owners are seeking out energy-saving building materials for their renovations, products that not only secure and improve structures but also provide long-term cost-cutting on energy bills while promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the greater community.
The secret to metal roofing’s energy savings is in its variety of finishes. As shown above, the basic, unpainted metal roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed in your attic and home by an asphalt roof. But, for homes in warmer climates, pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home by re-emitting most of what solar radiation is absorbed.Where annual cooling loads dominate, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.
Additionally, most metal roofing, including standing seam, is composed of recycled material and can be installed directly onto an existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste and promoting quick installation as well as decades of environmentally-sound, maintenance-free strength and beauty.