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Metal's Benefits

Please explore the points below to learn about the many benefits of metal roofing.

Metal roofs are one of the most durable and weather resistant roofing materials on the market today and have the highest UL ratings for fire, wind, and impact resistant compared to other roofing materials. In most areas, metal roofs can be expected to last three or more times longer than a comparable asphalt shingle roof. In areas with extreme heat, wind, humidity, or temperature extremes, the long lasting advantage of metal roofing can be even greater.


Metal is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable green roofing materials you can choose for your home’s roof. Green roofing materials offer energy efficiency, recyclability, and extremely low maintenance requirements.


Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings – which equates to about one sixth of all electricity generated in this country. Studies conducted by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that energy efficient metal roofing materials with Energy Star certified high reflectance paint systems can save you up to 40% on energy cooling costs when compared to typical asphalt roofing shingles.

Your typical dark asphalt roofing shingle absorbs most of the sun's energy that hits it, consequently making your attic a very hot place during the summer months. On the contrary, energy efficient metal roofs that are Energy Star certified works by reflecting a high percentage of the sun’s energy back into the atmosphere, lowering attic temperatures and subsequent cooling loads making your roof energy efficient.

A metal roof can save you a lot of money on upkeep and maintenance over the life of the roof. In fact, metal is the most maintenance-free roofing material on the market today. In most applications, a metal roof will require no ongoing maintenance for the life of the roof. You can forget about shingle blow-offs, cracking, buckling, and unsightly discoloration.

If we use an average example of a metal roof with a 50 year life and an asphalt shingle roof with a 16 year life, you can expect to save about 65% in total costs over the life of the roof. This calculation includes initial installation and re-roof expenditures, but ignores any emergency maintenance roofing costs, so your savings would likely be even higher, especially in severe weather areas.

If you add in the additional potential savings for energy costs, insurance, resale, and taxes, you can be confident that your metal roof will be a sound investment for your home and family.

Third, there is a genuine concern in helping to maintain and improve the environment for future generations. In this regard, metal roofing meets the criteria of recycled content, recyclability, and energy efficiency. Metal roofing is one of the most energy efficient roofing systems available and tests have shown that it can save you up to 40% on cooling costs.

In addition, it’s not asphalt based like shingles, which means its production doesn’t continue to fuel our country’s biggest addiction… oil.Although these are the major drivers, there are many other reasons why metal roofing is gaining in popularity.

Metal roofing has truly come full circle during the past century. From being a popular roofing material in the early 20th century to being replaced by cheaper materials such as asphalt shingles during the past several decades, to emerging once again as the premier roofing system for commercial buildings and homes. The future looks bright for metal roofing, and there are several trends that are fueling the growth.

First, recent innovations in metal roofing paint systems and coating technology have significantly enhanced performance. The vast majority of today’s metal roofs use a Galvalume coated steel substrate which virtually eliminates worries about rust and corrosion. Green Construction Solutions Galvalume steel carries a limited 30 year warranty against rust and corrosion, the best in the industry. And just as important, paint systems now have outstanding resistance to fading, chalking, and cracking under the most stringent conditions. . These paint systems use cutting edge technology and inorganic pigments to provide the maximum protection against harmful UV rays.

Second, metal roofing is tough. When it comes to wind and weather resistance, metal roofing stands alone. GCS's metal roofing meets the toughest wind, fire, and impact codes in the country. Your metal roof will probably outlast you. Most metal roofs last 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof.

Second, metal roofing is tough. When it comes to wind and weather resistance, metal roofing stands alone. GCS's metal roofing meets the toughest wind, fire, and impact codes in the country. Your metal roof will probably outlast you. Most metal roofs last 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof.

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