February 6, 2008 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles , Uncategorized
For many years, we have known and touted the summer efficiency of our metal roofing systems. Through the reflection of radiant heat and the blocking of heat transfer by conduction, our products are proven to reduce attic heat gain, leading to lower cooling costs.
That has always led to the common sense next question of “What about during the winter?”
We’re pleased to report that recent studies at Oak Ridge National Laboratories indicate that metal roofing systems which incorporate an airspace above the roof deck (like many of ours) help with winter efficiency as well by slowing down the escape of heat from the attic. Keeping the attic warmer in the winter can result in keeping the house naturally warmer as well.
Watch here for future test results of this most interesting research.