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Green Roofing

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Popularity of Green Roofing in an Economic Downturn

Despite the economical downturn America is experiencing, the green roofing industry is booming as more and more consumers are becoming environmentally conscious-minded. While the growth of interest in green metal roofing by both homeowners and business owners may sound surprising at first, it makes perfect sense considering green roofing technology ensures that green roof products are comprised of up to 98% recycled post consumer waste and aluminum metal content.

Popular, Economical Green Roofing Is Available from Metal Roofing Systems

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

Financial Benefits

There are many financial benefits of green roofing.  Some of these benefits include lowering utility bills (up to 30 percent, thanks to the insulating properties of green roofs), extended roof life (green roofs protect roofs against the damaging effects of UV rays, temperature extremes, erosion as well as human and animal damage), and storm water management, which can often be a costly issue for homes or commercial facilities.

Energy Benefits

Green roofing systems have a long list of environmental benefits as well, including mitigating the heat island effect so noticeable in urban landscapes, reducing toxic storm water runoff (petroleum-based asphalt shingles can leach out toxins over time), and reducing the amount of waste going to landfills (asphalt shingles must be replaced frequently). Because metal roofing reflects solar radiant heat back into the atmosphere, we can reduce the need for energy consumption required to keep homes cool, when exposed to direct sunlight, especially in the summer.

Metal Roofing Systems Has Cool Green Roofing

By keeping our home cool, we also attain better affect on the surrounding environment by means of absence of heat island affect, which is a commonly seen phenomenon especially in the big cities where the roofs of buildings gain significant heat, and release that heat back into the environment.  This effect makes already hot cities seem even hotter and this contributes to the increased load on power generating plants during peak hours of the day when energy consumption, necessary to keep the building cool, increases throughout the day.

Your Benefits

Furthermore, let’s not forget that metal, green roofing materials are reliable, environmentally friendly, energy conserving, wind-resistant, rust-resistant, mold-resistant and fire-resistant; and they come with a lifetime warranty. When you do your part by installing eco friendly roofing, you can rest easy in the knowledge that by doing your bit for the environment, you will never have to consider replacing your metal roof in your lifetime – EVER! How’s that for giving your economical situation an upturn!

Green Metal Roofing from Metal Roofing Systems Come in an Assortment of Styles and Colors. Contact Us to Order a New Eco Friendly Metal Roof Today!

Call Toll-Free throughout Southern Wisconsin:

Call Toll Free: 855-678–Roof (7663)
Madison Callers: 608-663-2687
Milwaukee Callers: 414-727-1810

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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)

 

Raised Seam Metal Roofing Tops Them All

A strong demand for raised seam metal roofing has emerged within the residential sector — in both new, and retrofit projects — as architectural standing seam systems are used now more often than traditional structural systems. More than 2 billion square feet of standing seam metal roofing is installed annually in the United States, a figure that continues to grow each year.

Raised Seam Metal Roofing — Aesthetic and Tangible Benefits

As an aesthetic element, the standing or raised seam metal roof is hard to beat with its range of colors and environmentally friendly, long-lasting materials. But, there are a host of other benefits as well.

Thermal Resistance
Fiberglass blanket insulation is installed over the existing roof surface to reduce energy costs and dampen noise; Foam insulation blocks can be used between the roof panels, roof deck, and substructures to prevent thermal loss.

Thermal Movement
The standing seam system features an innovative concealed clip fastening method that enables the metal roof panels to move independently or float over the sub-structure.

Ease of Installation
In many projects, the standing seam metal roof can be installed without having to tear off the existing system.

Adding Slope
Another major advantage is the ability to create slope with the use of a sub-assembly system. The extra space created by the sub-assembly also provides a convenient area for adding insulation.

Fire Resistance
Standing seam metal roofing panels are considered to offer a low fire hazard and carry a Factory Mutual Class A fire rating (the highest in the industry), which can substantially reduce building insurance rates for the homeowner.

Maintenance Free
The raised seam metal roof’s minimal maintenance requirements contribute significantly to its favorable life-cycle cost. It will not rip, tear, puncture, shrink, creep, slip, blow off or burn. Nor will it be sensitive to ultra violet degradation or chemical contaminants such as grease and compressor oils.

For top-of-the-line raised seam metal roofing systems for homes, churches and contractors, contact Metal Roofing Systems!

Our toll-free number is: 1-855-678-Roof (7663)

Residents and houses of worship located in Madison, Milwaukee, Stoughton, Waunakee, Waukesha and other southern Wisconsin communities wanting a new raised seam metal roof, please call: 1-608-663-2687 or 1-414-727-1810.

Metal Roofing Systems Only Works with the Most Reputable Metal Roofing Wholesalers

Metal roofing wholesalers sell all styles of metal roofs at a wholesale (reduced rate for B2B sales) price that can save the metal roof buyer, whether he/she is a contractor or homeowner, thousands of dollars. As metal roofing materials can be quite expensive, getting it from a wholesale dealer can help deter some of the costs for its installation in Waunakee, Madison, Racine, Stoughton, Milwaukee or elsewhere in Southern Wisconsin.

There are many benefits to metal roofing, and the fact that we only work with the most reputable wholesalers also means there’s …

  • No Skimping on Quality. The greatest thing about wholesale metal roofing is that you can save money, but you do not have to give up the quality. In addition, the quality of a wholesale metal roof is the same as a full price metal roof because it is a full price roof being offered at a discount price. And buying metal roofing in volume offers a deeper wholesale price.
  • High Volume Purchasing. Since Metal Roofing Systems deals in high volume purchasing of metal roofs as a metal roofing contractor, we are able to acquire our large variety of metal roofs at wholesale prices; and we pass those savings on to our consumers. You would never guess that our luxurious metal roofs were wholesale products because the quality is unmatched.
  • A Variety of Styles to Choose From. Wholesale suppliers have a huge wide variety of metal roof styles to choose from, so we too, can provide our own variety of metal roofs that come in many styles and colors, such as: Rustic Shingle, Oxford Shingle, Country Manor Shake, Clicklock 15 and IB Flat Roofing Systems (commercial flat roofs).
  • Plus, Wholesale Metal Roofing Definitely Saves You Money! Saving money with wholesale metal roofing is a great goal to have and is one that you can achieve by going through a reputable metal roofing contractor who deals with a reputable wholesale supplier. Not only will you find your new metal roof is pleasing to the eye, you will find it can be quite agreeable to your wallet, as well.

Metal Roof Wholesalers Provide Wholesale Roofs to Metal Roof Vendors like Metal Roofing Systems. Contact us today with questions, or to order your new metal roof!

Call Metal Roofing Systems Toll Free: 1-855-678–ROOF (7663)
In Madison, WI: 1-608-663-2687
In Milwaukee, WI: 414-727-1810

 

Green Roofing from Metal Roofing Systems is a Great Choice in Any Economy

Metal Roofing Installation Madison & MilwaukeeDespite the economical downturn America is experiencing, the green roofing industry is booming as more and more consumers are becoming environmentally conscious-minded. While the growth of interest in green metal roofing by both homeowners and business owners may sound surprising at first, it makes perfect sense considering green roofing technology ensures that green roof products are comprised of up to 98% recycled post consumer waste and aluminum metal content.

Financial Benefits
There are many financial benefits of green roofing. Some of these benefits include lowering utility bills (up to 30 percent, thanks to the insulating properties of green roofs), extended roof life (green roofs protect roofs against the damaging effects of UV rays, temperature extremes, erosion as well as human and animal damage), and storm water management, which can often be a costly issue for homes or commercial facilities.

Energy Benefits
Green roofing systems have a long list of environmental benefits as well, including mitigating the heat island effect so noticeable in urban landscapes, reducing toxic storm water runoff (petroleum-based asphalt shingles can leach out toxins over time), and reducing the amount of waste going to landfills (asphalt shingles must be replaced frequently). Because metal roofing reflects solar radiant heat back into the atmosphere, we can reduce the need for energy consumption required to keep homes cool, when exposed to direct sunlight — especially in the summer.

By keeping our home cool, we also attain better affect on the surrounding environment by means of absence of heat island affect, which is a commonly seen phenomenon especially in the big cities where the roofs of buildings gain significant heat, and release that heat back into the environment. This effect makes already hot cities seem even hotter and this contributes to the increased load on power generating plants during peak hours of the day when energy consumption, necessary to keep the building cool, increases throughout the day.

Your Benefits
Furthermore, let’s not forget that metal, green roofing materials are reliable, environmentally friendly, energy conserving, wind-resistant, rust-resistant, mold-resistant and fire-resistant — and they come with a lifetime warranty! When you do your part by installing eco friendly roofing, you can rest easy in the knowledge that by doing your bit for the environment, you will never have to consider replacing your metal roof in your lifetime – EVER! How’s that for giving your economical situation an upturn?

Green metal roofing from Metal Roofing Systems come in an assortment of styles and colors. Contact Metal Roofing Systems to order a new eco-friendly metal roof today!