June 23, 2008
With soaring energy costs and a hot summer just beginning, Atlanta residents are looking for any way to keep the months ahead cool. Turning off the A/C to save on the utility bill is just not an option here in Atlanta, so what’s a homeowner to do to avoid taking out a loan just to pay the utility bill? One option that many do not consider is “cool,” metal roofing. Cool, metal roofing is eco-friendly, sustainable, and can save you twenty percent or more on your energy bill.
Cool, metal roofing works by reflecting the sun’s hot rays so that the heat normally absorbed by your roofing is instead bounced off and therefore less heat is transferred to inside your home. “This can reduce the heat gain in your attic by nearly thirty-five percent,” says Chuck Roberts of Classic Metal Roofing. Some high-technology metal roofing also now contains a pigment that reflects even more heat, and thereby lowers your energy bill by nearly forty percent.
Metal roofing is normally installed over existing roofing, providing another layer of insulation from the heat during the summer and the cold during the winter. This eliminates the cost of having pre-existing roofing removed, as well as stops the filling of landfills with asphalt shingles. Better yet, Classic Metal Roofing is a U.S. Energy Star Partner, meaning that tax benefits are in store for homeowners who re-roof their home with metal roofing. Southern Metal Roofing is a supplier of Classic Metal Roofing and is committed to serving all of the metro Atlanta area, including the following counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, and Spalding.