Keep Your Home Cool with Metal Roofing
Did you know that homeowners can save up to 40% on summer cooling costs with a metal roof?
Homeowners typically choose metal roofing for its durability, versatility and affordability. But some don’t realise that it can also save them money on cooling and heating bills! Metal roofing is an environmentally friendly material that looks good and is great for your home.
At O’Boyle’s Roof Plumbing, we professionally install roofing to ensure that your roof’s energy efficiency properties are maximised. By enhancing these features with proper installation and ventilation, you will save money on energy bills and have a more efficient home.
Here’s how metal roofing can keep your home cool this summer and is great for energy efficiency all-year-round!
How can metal roofing affect my house temperature?
1. Non- Absorptive
The materials you use on your roof will be exposed to the harshest weather conditions including hail, wind and extreme heat. These materials must be durable enough to withstand the weather in your area. Despite Melbourne weather often feeling like four seasons in one day, local homes must endure harsh Australian summers and long periods of intense heat.
Asphalt, wood, tile and concrete absorb heat which eventually radiates into your roof space, affecting your home’s temperature. Even after the heat has subsided, stored heat can continue to radiate, increasing the demand on your cooling system.
Unlike these mentioned materials, metal roofing reflects heat and light, as well as having a low thermal mass. They cool quickly and do not store heat.
There are also reflective coatings that can be applied to your metal roofing to further boost the heat-reflective properties. These non-absorptive qualities are why metal roofing can help to keep your home cooler.
2. Ventilation Properties
When installed by a professional and experienced installer like O’Boyles, your metal roofing allows for enhanced ventilation in your roof space. The vents installed allow hot air to circulate, reducing the heat in your roof space and therefore your home.
There are also benefits of this feature in the winter months. Proper ventilation is needed to ensure moisture doesn’t build up in the roof space. If this occurs, mildew and mould issues can develop. These are costly to remove and are potentially damaging to your health.
What About Wintertime?
Properly installed metal roofing does not ‘cool down’ your home, but rather stops the temperature fluctuation between the outdoor air and the indoors. In the summer, this means you will save on cooling costs because the house will not be affected by significant outdoor heat. In the winter, installation and non-absorptive metal roofing does not bring the cold inside, instead, it ensures indoor temperature consistency.
Interested in Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing is durable, low maintenance, affordable, energy-efficient and complements modern design. For more information about metal roofing, contact O’Boyles for experienced roof plumbers in Melbourne on 03 9998 2170.