Got Leaks? Metal Roofs to the Rescue!

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Not only do metal roofs look great and last a lifetime, they reduce energy bills too.  They’re available in a wide variety of colors and styles and can be applied to residential, commercial or industrial buildings.  There are metal roofs that mimic the look of cedar shakes, slate and even curved clay tiles.  Metal roofing is also available in traditional vertical panels.

Plus, until December 31, 2011, pigmented metal roofs installed on existing homes may qualify for a federal tax credit: 10% of the installed cost for qualifying equipment, capped at $500.


  • Longevity: lasting up to 50 years, providing a low life cycle cost (replacement is not necessary as often as asphalt roofing)
  • Low maintenance
  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Recycled content and recyclable
  • Quick installation directly over existing asphalt roofing, so your old roof doesn’t add to maxed-out landfills
  • Reduce cooling bills up to 40% by reflecting solar energy.  In warmer climates, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is optimal
  • Impact-resistant qualities may allow you to receive discounted homeowners insurance if you live in areas prone to weather events such as hail, high winds, forest fires and earthquakes
  • Add value to your home

Find qualified roof products, a dealer/store, and additional special offers on the Energy Star website (under the Roof Products Resources bar on the right hand side of page).

photo courtesy of the Metal Roofing Alliance, a resource where you may also find a contractor in your area

Tag(s): Energy, Green Building, Greening the Home, Greening the Office


One Response to “Got Leaks? Metal Roofs to the Rescue!”

  1. Joyce Benson on February 6th, 2012 6:28 pm

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