Category Archives: Environmentally Friendly

Eco Roofing

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Benefits of Metal Eco-Roofing

Eco-roofing has become the desired roofing of choice of the 21st Century. With their new improved styles and colors, metal roofs have seen resurgence among homeowners as a cost-effective, green roofing alternative—meaning for the green-conscious, it offers an elegant look that is environmentally friendly. Metal Roofing Systems installs metal roofs for residences, churches, houses of worship and for commercial buildings (flat roofs) throughout Southern Wisconsin including Madison, Stoughton, Waunakee, Waukesha, Racine, Milwaukee, and in other communities.  In addition, Metal Roofing System’s green roofing technology can withstand the harsh elements of Mother Nature and last for a lifetime.

Eco-Roofing from Metal Roofing Systems Has So-o-o Many Benefits!

Call Metal Roofing Systems Toll Free: 855-678–Roof (7663)

Green Roof Benefits Include:

(1) Sustainability, as metal roofing’s durability can virtually eliminate the need to use future raw materials to produce roofing.

(2) Recycling, as most metal roofing contains some recycled content such as aluminum and copper, which are 100 percent recyclable.

(3) Safety, as green roofing materials and finishes are nontoxic materials and noncombustible. They have a Class A Fire Rating as metal does not burn.

(4) Energy efficiency, as the reflectivity is higher than of shingles and metal has a low thermal mass (does not retain heat as long) and reflects most of the sun’s energy back into the atmosphere keeping you and the earth cool.

Our DIY Seminar Program in Madison or Milwaukee Will Show You How to Install Your Own Eco-Friendly Metal Roof

(5) Cost effectiveness, as it minimizes your short-term maintenance expenses while protecting your long-term roofing investment.

(7) Practicality, as eco-roofing provides an attractive, smooth surface finish that can be inspected easily, and readily resurfaced in the future.

Eco-Roofing Is Recycled and Recyclable

Our environmental friendly, metal roofing is made of post consumer waste and up to 98% recycled aluminum materials; and it is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifecycle. Due to its lightweight construction, a metal eco-roof may be installed over your current asphalt shingles saving landfills. (Asphalt shingles comprise 6.8 million tons of landfill annually, which is 3% of the total landfill!) Eco-friendly roofs do not support other life forms, such as mold, mildew or insect populations; and they are weather resistant. Simply put—green roofing materials rule!

Get a Metal Eco-Roof Today from Metal Roofing Systems. Order Your New Metal Roof from Us and Go Green!

Call Toll Free: 855-678–Roof (7663)
In Madison, Wisconsin: 1-608-663-2687

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 414-727-1810

www.BeautifulRoofs.com

Enviro Roofing

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

High-Performance Enviro-Roofing

Consumers are increasingly demanding high performance enviro-roofing systems that meet or exceed quality high performance and longevity standards, and are at the same time environmentally friendly. Moreover, we have the green roofing systems that consumers are craving at Metal Roofing Systems.

Enviro-Roofing from Metal Roofing Systems Comes in Many Styles & Colors

Contact Metal Roofing Systems for Green Solutions – Call Us Toll Free at: 855-678–Roof (7663)

Why Choose Eco-Roofing?

There is no doubt about it – environmentally friendly metal roofing is the best choice for your home or business and that is because it is:

  • Considered a green roofing system or enviro-roofing
  • Non-toxic and environmentally safe
  • Made with up to 98% non-petroleum based post consumer recyclable content
  • Can be recycled again and again reducing landfill waste
  • Sustainable building material
  • Solar reflective and energy efficient
  • Mold, mildew or insect resistant
  • Rust and fire resistant
  • Solar roofing panels are easily integrated

Contact Our DIY Seminar Program to Learn How to Install Your Environmentally Friendly Metal Roof

Traditional Roofing Is Bad for the Environment

“Traditional” roofing materials, such as asphalt-based shingles and tars, tend to off-gas toxins into the environment as they heat up. A variety of carcinogens, including VOCs, Benzene, Xylene and toluene may be released.  In addition, there are toxic components and debris that are often present in asphalt shingle runoff. This can be unhealthy for homeowners, and bad for the environment…that is why metal roofing is a cleaner, greener, better choice.  Additionally, traditional roofing materials wind up in landfills, ever decade or two, whereas metal roofing is designed to last a lifetime.

On top of these environmentally friendly attributes, green metal roofing is also known for being one of the most durable, lightweight and low-maintenance roofing options in today’s market. Therefore, choosing enviro-friendly metal roofing is not only helping the environment…it’s just plain smart!

You Can Get Your Own Enviro-Roofing from Metal Roofing Systems. Order Your New Metal Roof from Us Today!

Call Toll Free in Southern Wisconsin:  855-678–Roof (7663)
In Madison, WI: 1-608-663-2687

In Milwaukee, WI: 414-727-1810

www.BeautifulRoofs.com

Metal Roofing Insulation: A Must-have for Reducing Energy Demands

Metal Roofing Reduces Energy DemandsMetal roof insulation will not only reduce the energy demands of your home but it will save the earth and reduce global warming. Metal roofing insulation will keep your home warm in Wisconsin winters, cool in the summer — and significantly reduce your utility costs. Contact Metal Roofing Systems for an estimate on an entire roof or the best insulating materials. We serve Southern Wisconsin including Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Stoughton, Waunakee and other communities.

Three Types of Heat Loss or Gain
Buildings lose or gain heat from a combination of the following three ways: conductive, convective and radiant. Metal roofing is the most conductive roofing material among the common roofing material choices. Conductive heat loss, however, is the least significant contributor to the total heat loss or gain of a building. Learn about environmentally friendly roofing materials and be sure to “go green” with roofing products from Metal Roofing Systems.

What is R-value?

Metal roof insulation “R-value” is a measure of thermal resistance, or resistance to the flow of heat, of an insulator. In general, the larger the R-value, the more effective the insulating material is.

There are different types of metal roof insulation to choose from for residences and other structures. The best choice for you will meet your insulation needs and fit your budget.

Basic Choices for Metal Roofing Insulation Materials:

  • Fiberglass batt insulation is the itchy stuff most people are familiar with. It’s your least expensive choice.
  • Rigid board insulation is a more expensive option. It’s easy to work with and has a high R-value per inch.
  • Bubble insulation is not reliable.
  • Radiant barrier insulation can be used in conjunction with thermal insulation or independently.
  • Spray foam is a large-scale version of what comes out of a can. Fire retardant can be added to the mixture.

Metal roof insulation materials are a green solution to reducing your heating and cooling costs. Be mindful of any health hazards associated with the material you are considering. Check the manufacturer’s MSDS for known health concerns and protection.

Contact Metal Roofing Systems with questions or for a free quote on a new metal roofing system! Are you handy? You can also sign up for our DIY program to learn how to install a metal roofing system yourself.

Call Metal Roofing Systems Toll Free: 1-855-678–ROOF (7663)

 

Historical Preservation of Churches by Metal Roofing Systems

Adding a new metal roof is one of the methods used in the historical preservation of churches. A beautiful metal roof that lasts a lifetime will add beauty to your church building(s) without compromising the original religious structure’s integrity or the architect’s ecclesiastical intent. It will help you achieve your congregation’s historical preservation goals.

There are many aspects to consider when re-roofing with a metal roof for historical preservation of churches, such as lifecycle, cost, quality and maintenance.

Lifecycle Costs
A metal roof is the only roof your church will ever need during the lifetime of the current congregation. It can last from 50 to 100 years. Our metal roofing options are durable as well as attractive. It is widely accepted that virtually all of today’s metal roofs will offer decades of nearly maintenance-free service. Therefore, it is not hard to understand that some metal roofs on historic buildings, including churches and other houses of worship, have performed well for more than a century.

Cost
With such a wide variety of metal roof products, there is literally something for every price point. A metal roof costs averages somewhere around $6.50 per square foot and up, depending on the manufacturer’s brands, and the complexity of the roofing (gables, eaves, various angles, domes, steeples, etc.), but there are truly metal roof options for every budget. And, Metal Roofing Systems will work with your congregation throughout the entire bidding process and we will gladly answer all of your questions regarding materials, decking, frames, installation and other costs.

Quality
Thanks to the excellent reflectivity and emissivity ratings that can be achieved with paint finishes, many metal roofs offer true cool roofing properties that equates to great energy savings—even with darker roof colors. When installed correctly, metal roofs do an excellent job of standing up to the elements, as verified by RICOWI field reports conducted after Hurricanes Katrina, Charley, and Ivan, and the 2004 hailstorm in Oklahoma City.

Maintenance
Barring removing tree limbs, possible punctures, leaves and other debris left by storms, there is essentially no maintenance.

Your historic preservation of church buildings can be easily achieved by adding a new metal roof from Metal Roofing Systems. Our metal roof will enhance your house of worship in ways you never thought possible. Moreover, an investment-grade roof coupled with our historic preservation programs provides your religious building with eternal beauty, everlasting protection and long life.

We Have Years of Experience in Historical Preservation of Churches. Contact us for more information, or to place your order!

Call Toll Free: 1-855-678-ROOF (7663)
In Madison, call: 1-608-663-2687
In Milwaukee, call: 1-414-727-1810

 

You Can Get Your New Enviro-Roofing Materials from Metal Roofing Systems

High-Performance Enviro-Roofing

Consumers are increasingly demanding high performance enviro-roofing systems that meet or exceed quality high performance and longevity standards, and are at the same time environmentally friendly. Moreover, we have the green roofing systems that consumers are craving at Metal Roofing Systems.

Why Choose Eco-Roofing?
There is no doubt about it – environmentally friendly metal roofing is the best choice for your home or business and that is because it is:

  • Considered a green roofing system or enviro-roofing
  • Non-toxic and environmentally safe
  • Made with up to 98% non-petroleum based post consumer recyclable content
  • Can be recycled again and again reducing landfill waste
  • Sustainable building material
  • Solar reflective and energy efficient
  • Mold, mildew or insect resistant
  • Rust and fire resistant
  • Solar roofing panels are easily integrated

Enviro-Roofing from Metal Roofing Systems Comes in Many Styles & Colors!

Traditional Roofing Is Bad for the Environment
“Traditional” roofing materials, such as asphalt-based shingles and tars, tend to off-gas toxins into the environment as they heat up. A variety of carcinogens, including VOCs, Benzene, Xylene and toluene may be released. In addition, there are toxic components and debris that are often present in asphalt shingle runoff. This can be unhealthy for homeowners, and bad for the environment…that is why metal roofing is a cleaner, greener, better choice. Additionally, traditional roofing materials wind up in landfills, ever decade or two, whereas metal roofing is designed to last a lifetime.

On top of these environmentally friendly attributes, green metal roofing is also known for being one of the most durable, lightweight and low-maintenance roofing options in today’s market. Therefore, choosing enviro-friendly metal roofing is not only helping the environment…it’s just plain smart!

Contact Metal Roofing Systems with questions, or for more information on ordering an enviro-roofing system that’s right for your project. If you are a “Do It Yourselfer” installing our roof system, please contact us about attending one of our seminars. We serve Madison, Milwaukee and other nearby suburbs throughout Wisconsin. Our toll-free number is 855-678-ROOF (7663).