Metal roofs are a versatile variety of roofing, and not all are created equal. Some can last for 50 years, and some will not perform if the pitch is too low. It is important to consider how you can maximize the energy factors often associated with metal roofing. Geographical factors, such as your property’s proximity to the coast, also come into play.
Most light colors including white, silver, and light blue cause cooler temperatures for your roof according to ENERGY STAR®. Metal rooftops also provide ventilation through the various ribs, seams, and flashings that are not typical in a shingle roof. This then offers more comfort during the hotter months and potentially saves energy costs.