Many people still labor under the illusion that metal roofs are expensive, noisy and hold heat.
Once upon a time the tin roof shack, absent a ceiling was noisy. But today’s metal roofs built over a roof of plywood with insulating padding, available in a variety of thicknesses and materials, is quiet. They all also com equipped with what is technically referred to as “underlayment layer”. Some of the choices available today for that insulation layer are asphalt saturated felt material, Synthetic blanket or sheet material, or a rubber mat like material with an adhesive facing. Get your metal roofing in Port St. Lucie today.
This plays a critical role in the four barriers that must be in place in any home or building. These barriers are designated the (a) air barrier, (b) the vapor barrier, (c) the heat or thermal barrier and of course (d) the water barrier. Here is South Florida we know about the rain barrier.
Metal roofing today comes in a variety of shapes, sizes textures and colors, some that look amazingly like traditional roofing materials other reflect a simpler time. Even a variety of materials are also in use today; copper, aluminum, steel, and even stainless steel. Regardless of what material you choose, you must know that if your criteria for selecting roofing material is durability and energy efficiency METAL my friend, is the choice for you.
Installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs while highly emissive metal roofs can reduce urban air temperatures by as much as 12 ° F.
Combined, these benefits mean less money out of your wallet, and less dependence on expensive energy resources and ultimately a smaller energy footprint in your neighborhood.