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How a Metal Roof Can Help the Environment

Did you know that as a homeowner you have the ability to play an important role in helping the environment? By maximizing the efficiency of each system in your home, you too can help the environment and your roof is a logical place to start. Your roof protects your home from the elements.

A metal roof is a great way to help make your home more environmentally friendly, and improve your energy efficiency. 

One of the main reasons homeowners choose to install a metal roof is to save on energy costs. Metal roofs reduce solar radiation, especially if they feature light colors, and therefore reduces the heat absorbed into your home. Metal roofs can reduce energy usage by up to 20% as they reduce temperatures in attic spaces through this reduced heat absorption. This reduction in heat absorption will help lower the amount of energy used to cool your home. It will also help your air conditioner last longer, as it will work less to keep your home cool in the warm summer months. 

On the other hand, metal roofs can help keep heat inside your home during winter months.

In North-east Ohio winters, a metal roof can be a great way to insulate your home and reduce heating costs.

Metal roofs are also made from recyclable materials. By comparison, traditional asphalt shingle roofs are oil-based and therefore harder to recycle when they need to be replaced. Asphalt shingles are hauled away to landfills when they are taken off a home since they cannot be recycled. A metal roof will never end up in a landfill and is built to last for decades. 

For environmentally conscious homeowners, metal roofs are the best option.

They can reduce energy consumption to keep your home comfortable in any climate.

Contact Miller Custom Exteriors, your exterior remodeling experts, today to install a metal roof on your home, help the environment, and ultimately save you money on energy costs!