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Is metal roofing energy efficient?

Yes
38%
No
14%
In some cases
34%
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Question: Is metal roofing energy efficient?
Top Answer (38% of 47 votes): Yes.

Answer: No
Explanation: Metal roofing does not offer any intrinsic BTU enhancement.
JPS-WNC llc
Answer: No
Explanation: Metal roofing alone does not save energy. Proper insulation, air sealing and ventilation are all necessary factors in energy efficiency.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on stall and conditions, or circumstance if metal only... no.
North State Inspections
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Answer: Unsure
Explanation: I would expect a metal roof to offer only minimal protection, but if it were provided with some urethane or other insulating material it would be beneficial.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: New installations can be very energy efficient. Proper installation is key with all roofs.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: reflects sunlight during winter months
Vico Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depending on the color it can be very helpful in reducing heat gain in your attic. This reduces your cooling cost during the hot humid summer months.
Cape Fear Exteriors
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Depends on instalation.
The Inspection Boys
Answer: Yes
Explanation: On the contrary, energy efficient metal roofs that are Energy Star certified works by reflecting a high percentage of the sun’s energy back into the atmosphere, lowering attic temperatures and subsequent cooling loads making your roof energy efficient.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Metal roofs are more durable and can save you money in energy as possibly insurance costs. The metal is installed on a system that actually raises it above the roof deck itself creating an air space to allow the heated air to escape, and keep the transmission of heat to the house even lower. Typically, metal is 30% more than a shingled roof but last longer and provide better wind resistance.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
Answer: No
Explanation: The repel heat from the sun but keep a lot of heat in the attic.
AATIC, Inc.
Answer: Unsure
Explanation: Metal roofs are still being studied for energy efficiency.
Your Home Property Consultants
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Metal roofing's energy savings is in its variety of finishes
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depending on the insulation underlayment
Thomas Property Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Your typical dark asphalt roofing shingle absorbs most of the sun's energy that hits the roof, consequently making your attic a very hot place during the summer months. On the contrary, energy efficient metal roofs that are Energy Star certified works by reflecting a high percentage of the sun’s energy back into the atmosphere, lowering attic temperatures and subsequent cooling loads making your roof energy efficient.
NH Roof Consulting & Inspection
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