We often get asked if our metal roofing in Hawaii is environmentally-friendly. The answer is a resounding “YES!” Metal roofing is among the “greenest” of roofing products and consistently shows up in research studies and reports as an eco-friendly building option. Here’s why:
Recyclable. Metal roofing is made of steel. Not only is steel itself recyclable, the steel we use to craft metal roofing in Hawaii has recycled content as well. When the time comes to replace your metal roof, you can rest easy knowing it is 100% recyclable.
Less waste. Metal roofs can be installed over existing asphalt shingles. This means less waste heads to the landfill. Metal roofs are also custom-designed to fit your roof so there is less installation waste and they don’t need to be replaced as often as other types of roofing materials, which means less waste in the long run.
Durable. Durable products last longer which means they require less maintenance and less frequent replacement. This saves on raw materials and landfill space. Metal roofing in Hawaii can last as long as 50 years or more before it needs to be replaced. Asphalt roofing, by comparison, typically lasts only 12-20 years and may require maintenance during that time.
Cool colors. The cooler colors used on metal roofing in Hawaii help reflect the sun’s rays and keep the house cooler. Our ULTRA-Cool® heat reflective Kynar 500®coating provide further energy savings by incorporating reflective pigments into the dye which help to reflect even more of the sun’s rays. Both of these features reduce energy costs associated with air conditioning.