With the environment occupying an increasingly large role in the public’s consciousness, more and more of us are turning our attention towards minimising our impact on the planet.
For many, that means things like water-saving showerheads, energy-efficient lighting and installing solar panels.
But have you thought of using environment-friendly materials in your home construction?
With the increasing popularity of eco-friendly designs and recyclable construction materials, homeowners are increasingly choosing energy-efficient, earth-friendly and waste-reducing materials for their homes.
Case in point: metal roof installation.
Eco-friendly metal roofing
Believe it or not, metal roof installation provides a range of eco-friendly benefits. Whether you’re planning to build a new home or renovate an old one, metal roofing is the most environmentally-friendly roofing material on the market.
Here are just some of the environmental benefits of using metal roofing.
Metal roofing is energy-efficient
One of the most common misconceptions homeowners hold about metal roofing is that it makes your home hot during summer.
Needless to say, that’s patently false. In fact, in many cases metal roofing is actually better at keeping your house cool during the warmer months!
Here’s an interesting fact: metal roofs help you save up to 40% on your air conditioner usage.
Unlike some tiles which absorb heat, metal roofing reflects the summer heat, ensuring a more comfortable home. Specialised coatings and finishes like the ones on COLORBOND metal roofing can increase this effect even further.
And naturally, that means you’re less reliant on your trusty A/C system, saving you a tidy sum on your summer electricity bill. Not to mention, you’re reducing your carbon footprint as well!
Metal roofing is recyclable
When you were in school, you were probably taught about the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of us took that to mean reusing plastic bags and putting recyclables in the right bins.
But did you also know you can also recycle your metal roof?
Your metal roof will easily last decades without replacement. But when the time comes, it can be recycled much easier than tiles can.
Theoretically, metal roofing is 100% recyclable.
If your metal roof can be recovered, it can be melted down and reforged into new metal products instead of going to toxic landfill.
In fact, many metal roofing sheets already contain a large portion of recycled material in them – sometimes up to 40%.
On the other hand, tiles are significantly harder to recycle. While it’s not impossible, not all roof tiles can be recycled – it comes down to condition and composition.
Compared to steel roofing’s 100% recyclability, the choice is clear: metal roofing is the clear winner.
Long live metal roofing
One of the best parts of choosing metal roof installation? You don’t need to worry about getting it replaced any time soon!
Metal roofing can easily last 60 years with minimal maintenance – take good care of it, and it’s not uncommon for your metal roof to last for a very long time.
COLORBOND metal roofing in particular is engineered for toughness, with specialised coatings and formulations specialised for harsh Aussie conditions.
You can be sure that metal roofs are durable and doesn’t easily break, peel or chip, and that it’ll withstand even the harshest of Aussie weather conditions.
Thinking about metal roof installation?
Call Melbourne’s metal roofing experts!
With more than 20 years of experience in the roofing industry, you can trust Watermaster Roofing’s team of highly skilled roofers to look after all your metal roofing needs. Metal roofing installation, replacement and roof plumbing… we can do it all!
Whether it’s a new roof to replace a problematic one at home, or a major construction project, our team is dedicated to delivering high quality service for your metal roof across Melbourne’s Bayside and eastern suburbs.
Book an onsite inspection or give us a call on 1300 156 650 to discuss your roofing problems or your next roofing project.
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