Around the Austin area, people are looking for more environmentally friendly options for every part of the house. Green housing materials not only help protect the natural world, but they often have other great benefits – particularly, saving on energy use and reducing electricity bills.
That’s certainly the case with eco-friendly metal roofs.
Roof Replacement? Consider Eco-Friendly Metal Roofing
Most Austin homeowners will find themselves needing new roof shingles at some point. As roofing technology advances, roofs become much more durable and easy to take care of. But, many of today’s roofs have conventional asphalt shingles from a previous generation.
With rough Austin weather to contend with, these rarely last their full 20 years.
However, roof replacement isn’t something you should dread!
Replacing the roof in Austin is actually a great way to breathe new life into any structure.
With the right new roof, you can benefit your entire home – no matter how old or new the rest of it might be. One of the best ways to do that is with eco-friendly roofing options.
Metal roofing stands head and shoulders over the rest (literally!).
Let’s consider some reasons why metal roofing is usually the greenest:
Metal Roofing Reduces In-Home Energy Use
For Austin residents, cooling makes up a huge part of the average energy bill. Over the course of the summer, you could add hudreds of dollars to your household expenses running the air conditioning. Metal roofing helps: It reflects an enormous amount of solar heat and light away from the home, so you don’t have to worry about cooling down a house that’s already sweltering.
Metal Roofing Can Be Recycled
Most eco-friendly metal roofing is already made up, in part, of recycled material. When the roof finally does need to be replaced – often 30 to 50 years after installation – it can return to the earth by being recycled. To date, very few other types of roofing can be fabricated from virtually 100% recyclable material. That’s showing Mother Earth you care!
Metal Roofing is Ideal for Harvesting Rainwater
While many states are cracking down on rainwater collection, Texas still encourages the pioneer spirit by actively promoting private rainwater collection. You’re sure to find many people in Austin using rainwater for washing, small gardens, and much more. The structure and slope of metal roofing makes it highly compatible with popular rainwater collection systems.
Get Your Standing Seam Metal Roofing in Austin
At Longhorn Roofing, we install the best standing seam metal roofing. In fact, we personally manufacture every piece of standing seam metal roofing we use! We exclusively install tough 24-gauge galvalume-coated steel panels for every metal roofing project.
Our methods make our panels thicker, stronger, and virtually seamless. The end result even looks better thanks to the absence of multiple bolts and screws, which are typically needed with metal shingles. This gives a homeowner a much more professional finish than they could get with standard 26-gauge steel purchased from the hardware store.
To learn more or get started with a new metal roof, contact Longhorn Roofing today.