Are Metal Roofs Better?
Standing seam metal roofs have long been popular for their aesthetics and long-term performance characteristics, particularly their strength, durability and low maintenance costs. Their high recycled content, total recyclability and energy efficiency allow "cool metal roofs" to play a pivotal role in meeting Energy Star and LEED requirements.
Standing seam metal roofs are synonymous with strength and durability and have a service life of 50+ years. Consequently, the life cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional roofing materials, making a metal roof an extremely cost effective roofing solution.
Benefits of Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are lightweight--less than 1/3 the weight of asphalt and one twentieth the weight of concrete.
A metal roof won't rot, crack, crumble, split, break or burn.
Metal roofs are made from recycled steel and aluminum material and are 100 % recyclable.
A metal roof can also earn up to 25 U.S. Green Building Council LEED credits
Metal roofs prevent 75 to 80 percent of the sun's energy from being absorbed into the roof, and can reduce roof surface temperatures by 60 to 70 degrees.
Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of styles and custom colors.
Metal roofing is durable and maintenance free, and can increase a building's value.
Metal roofing is an ideal platform for integrating solar electric and solar thermal renewable energy solutions.
The Environmental Choice
Metal roofs naturally contribute to the sustainable building movement. Their high-recycled content and energy efficiency allow metal roofs to play a pivotal and important role in meeting Energy Star and LEED program requirements.
Standing seam metal roofs have long been considered an ideal platform for integration of solar energy and rainwater harvesting technology. The coating on an Englert metal roof does not grow moss or mold, and unlike conventional roofing material, has no petroleum products or chemicals that could leach into the earth or ground water.
Englert offers a wide range of metal roofing systems, roof panels, widths, and finishes.View Metal RoofsView standing seam metal roofing systems and metal roof panels