Classic Metal Roofing Systems reports that the reflective roofing materials recently called for by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu are already a reality – and they don’t have to be white! Metal roofing has been keeping homes naturally cooler by reflecting radiant heat and keeping it outside the home for many years.
According to Classic president Todd Miller, “We revolutionized the residential roofing industry several years ago when we began manufacturing metal roofing products which incorporate reflective pigments into their durable finishes. We call it our Hi-R Heat Barrier Coating.” These reflective pigments allow metal roofs, even in dark colors, to meet requirements for roofs that keep buildings naturally cooler and reduce air conditioning demand.
Miller continues, “While the reflective finishes are very beneficial, we also know that the design of certain metal roofs enhances their energy efficiency to an even greater degree. For example, we have third-party testing showing that one of our products, purely through its unique design, keeps attics cooler with its reflective coating in brown than does a purely white roof of lesser design.”
Marketing nationally, Classic Metal Roofing Systems has found huge interest in its products in recent months. “Despite the economy, interest and sales of our products are at an all-time high. This is driven by the energy efficiency of our products, as well as by their other green benefits, and by the fact that, increasingly, homeowners want to invest their money in their current homes where it can provide them comfort, beauty, energy efficiency, and added home value.”
By choosing a roofing product that reflects radiant heat, homeowners can keep their attics significantly cooler in the summer months and reduce their air conditioning demand. Utility companies like this because it reduces the peak load that their equipment must be sized to accommodate. While many people wonder if reflective roofing is a detriment during winter months, if a home is vented according to national building codes, the attic will be kept cool in the winter and efficiency then is achieved through the insulation on top of the building’s ceilings.
Individuals with an interest in how to achieve increased energy efficiency for their homes through reflective roofing should contact us .