How can a Metal Roof save energy?
Many conventional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most of the sun’s energy. At day’s end, metal also cools more quickly. As a result, the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space.
Can I install a Metal Roof over my existing roof?
Yes. Due to the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. And, because McElroy roofing panels are installed in sheets, labor costs for installation are kept to a minimum.
Will it look good?
McElroy recognizes that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material. To ensure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, McElroy’s highly diversified line of roofing products offers the homeowner a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes to match the architectural features of any home.
Will it make noise when it rains?
Modern metal roofing is often installed directly over plywood decking and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing materials. Also, as with conventional materials, attic insulation will provide additional noise reduction.
Will it cost more than conventional roofing?
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional (temporary) roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide decades of low maintenance service life.