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Is metal roofing energy efficient?

Yes
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No
11%
In some cases
37%
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Question: Is metal roofing energy efficient?
Top Answer (38% of 54 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: Metal roofing is one of the most energy efficient roofing materials on the market.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It's called cool metal roofing,one of the most efficient ,it works by reflecting solar rays.
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Metal Roofing can deflect the heat of the sun during summer months. Proper insulation, air sealing and ventilation of the attic are all necessary factors in energy efficiency.
Reality Property Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on stall and conditions, or circumstance if metal only... no.
North State Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends if insulation is installed underneath but the roofing itself is not efficient
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: reflects sunlight during winter months
Vico Home Inspection
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Metal roofs not only reflect more sunlight, but they cool off faster than composite asphalt shingle roofing. Plus metal roof will last three times longer than the typical composite asphalt shingle roof.
Sovereign Solar
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only if the underlayment has a r-rating
Ray REI
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Unsure
Explanation: Metal roofs are still being studied for energy efficiency.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Covering type has minor impact on efficiency when compared to insulation type and thickness and surface colors and textures.
Epoch Property Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Metal roofing's energy savings is in its variety of finishes
A Balance Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases, a light color metal roof can improve energy efficiency by reflecting heat away instead of absorbing it.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
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