When summer comes, so do the memories of childhood. Remember the heat from a boiling asphalt driveway? With bare feet, we quickly learned that you wouldn’t scorch your feet if you run fast enough.
What difference does a metal roof make?
At first, you might think metal gets hot, and it does. Just like that awful metal slide on the playground that would sear your backside as you flew down it, metal does absorb heat too.
The difference is the finish.
The specialized coatings of every alloy roofing in Barrie, we manufacture aid in reflecting heat instead of absorbing it. The coatings are formed on the metal with layers of primer and paint over the metal’s substrate.
Special coatings like these last for upwards of 50 years, and some with extra layers last even longer. Different coatings affect reflectivity differently, with lighter colors more efficiently than darker ones. By reflecting heat, a metal roof reduces the effect of radiant heat from the sun.
Additional Heat Reduction and Energy Savings from a Metal Roof
Classic Metal Roofing solutions use integral airspace to limit conductive heat and proper attic ventilation to combat convective heat. This solution can drastically affect the heat of your home. Some of our homeowners have lowered their energy bills by 20%, like this one in Arizona!
Your savings can be hundreds of dollars a year, all from choosing the right roof. We’ve even found that our roofs can extend air conditioner life by reducing the time they need to run.
Ready for the best summer roof?
So this summer, don’t get caught trying to beat the heat with asphalt. Instead, switch to metal and cool down your home, all while saving money.