Going Green: The Benefits of Installing a Metal Roof

More and more homeowners are embracing the green trend, not just out of concern for the environment, but also out of necessity. Thanks to fluctuating electricity prices, energy-efficient roofing systems have never been more attractive. And, the best part is you don’t need to install special roofing materials – there are plenty of cost-effective green roof replacement options on the market, one of which is metal roofing.

Exceptional Energy Efficiency 

Metal roofs are more energy-efficient than standard roofing systems because they reflect heat from the sun instead of absorbing it. Studies have shown that a metal roof can reduce a household’s cooling costs by as much as 25%. 

Long-Lasting Durability

Metal roofing lasts longer than more popular roofing options. Whereas a conventional roofing system has an estimated lifespan of 12 to 20 years, metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years. In addition to an extended lifespan, metal roofs can also resist corrosion, cracks and wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour. Of course, even a durable metal roof won’t be able to last long if it isn’t installed properly, which is why you should only hire a certified roofer


Even when a metal roof reaches the end of its lifespan, it will contribute zero waste to landfills because it’s 100% recyclable. This is significant considering up to 20 billion pounds of construction waste ends up in landfills in the country every year. And, should your local area codes allow it, you don’t need to tear off your old shingles and add to landfill waste – lightweight metal roofing can be installed on top of your old roof. 

Looking for qualified roofers in your area? 

WABO Roofing, an A-plus-rated contractor with the Better Business Bureau and a GAF Master Elite® contractor, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair and installation services. To schedule a free inspection, you can call us at (832) 304-2800, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Cypress and Houston, TX, as well as the surrounding communities. 

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