Myth: Metal Roofs Are Going To Increase My Utility Bills

Some Littleton, CO homeowners have an irrational idea about metal roofs -- that their heat conductivity will make their internal insulation ineffective. Therefore, metal roofs will increases their utility bills problematically in exchange for better roofing protection. However, this isn't true; metal roofs will never increase your utilities. It's the opposite: it can decrease your utilities while providing you with excellent protection against the outside elements.

Acrylic elastomeric paint is essential in metal roofing. Galvanized and galvalumed roofing materials protect against moisture by preserving the roofing material's steel core. The additional protective coating acts as a shield against sedimentary contamination, accelerated rusting due to moisture, and aesthetically improves your roof -- eliminating the industrial appeal most perceive from metal materials.

Furthermore, UV-reflected elastomeric coating makes it easy for metal roofing to prevent the absorption of heat. By dissipating and scattering UV rays from the roofing material, you can extend the lifespan of your roof and prevent heat-absorption problems that can decrease your property's insulation and increase your utility bills. If installed by dependable roofers in Littleton, CO, you can be sure

Internal attic insulation through spray polyurethane foam or traditional mattresses decrease insulation and reduce the noise that penetrates your walls and into your properties. Metal roofs with acrylic elastomeric paint working with thick attic insulation will never affect and even improve your property's insulation and reduce your utility bills.

Metal Roof Network has a great breakdown on the insulation difference between metal roofing and asphalt shingles. You might be surprised with what you see. Learn more below:

What's the difference in insulation value between metal roofing and asphalt shingles?

Interesting question - and not one we normally hear. The most technically accurate answer to this question is that there's practically no difference in the insulation value of metal and asphalt. By the most common definition of insulation value, neither has any significant amount.

When the insulation value of a building material is measured, it most often refers to the ability of that material to resist heat transfer through its section. The slower heat can move across a section of the material, the higher its insulation value. This rate of heat movement is also referred to as the “R” value, and the higher the R value, the better a material insulates. The R values of both metal roofing and asphalt shingles are negligible, but this is not to be confused with energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is a totally different consideration when it comes to roof material selection.

Both metal and asphalt roofs are most commonly directly exposed to the sun, and as a result both absorb and release heat. For any given roof exposure, the amount of heat absorbed and the rate at which that heat is conducted into the building beneath can have a significant affect on the energy efficient of the roof construction. Transferring heat into a building you’re trying to cool is generally a bad thing - even worse if you’re spending money on air conditioning. Reducing heat conduction from the exposed roof into the attic can save money. (Continued)

Whether you need metal or traditional roofing material installations, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing for all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.


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