Metal roofing is the environmentally friendly option. In terms of power usage, energy production, and recyclability, metal roofing comes out on top.
Your Emissions and Power Bills
It can be difficult to stay cool in the sweltering, humid Queensland weather. Often, you’ve no choice but to blast the power-hungry air conditioner. Still, there are measures you can take to make your house more energy efficient, meaning that you won’t need to run the air conditioner in your house for as long.
Other roofing options like asphalt shingles absorb and retain lots of heat. This can be ideal in a frosty European environment, but it’s not ideal in the antipodes. If heat is a bigger concern than cold, you want a roof material that reflects heat out and keeps your house relatively cool. That way, you don’t have to use as much power to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Low Energy in Production
One thing that we really should think about when considering energy use is how much energy it takes to manufacture our products. For example, some energy efficient cars actually require an enormous amount of power to be consumed in the construction process. They’re bad for the environment before they even hit the road.
A similar consideration comes into play when thinking about your roofing. Some roofing materials, like asphalt shingles, are surprisingly energy inefficient in terms of how they’re made. Before they even get onto your roof, they’re bad for the environment. What’s more, because they’re cheap and flimsy when compared to metal roofing, they’ll need to be replaced 2-3 times more often than a metal sheet would. For long term environmental friendliness, a metal roofing is more ideal.
One of the best ways to be environmentally friendly is to embrace recycling. The more we recycle, the lower our impact on the environment around us. Thankfully, metal roofing can be recycled. Moreover, depending on what kind of metal you use, the roofing that gets put in your home might be recycled itself. New roofing can actually be up to 95% recycled material.
Contact Queensland Sheet Metal Today
Queensland Sheet Metal combine extensive local knowledge with a huge network and years of expertise. Located centrally in Brisbane, our team can supply you with a wide range of products that include Colorbond® Steel roofing, walling, fascia, gutters, downpipes, flashings, carports and patios. Plus, we can offer you advice if you happen to run into trouble during the installation process. To place an order or request a quote, contact us online or call 07 3267 1010