Did you know that metal roofing from DOT Metals® is the most environmentally-friendly roof you can buy? Approximately 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are discarded in U.S. landfills each year, yet there is no need to discard metal roofing! Whether or not you are familiar with metal roofing, take a look at the reasons for the growing popularity and versatility of this “green” product.
“Green” Recycled Content
One of the unique features of metal is its incredible versatility: metal roofing can be manufactured from post-consumer recycled metal. The most popular DOT metal roofing panels are stronger and longer-lasting than asphalt shingles. Metal roofing continues to prove itself to be the material most qualified to perform in extremes of fire, wind and hail when it is properly installed. In fact, many DOT Metals roofing products conform to Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code requirements, some of the strictest in the nation.
A beautiful new metal roof can be installed directly over an existing roof, eliminating the need to throw away more shingles. And the story doesn’t end there: once a metal roof reaches the end of its service life – a longer expected service life than nearly all other roofing materials – it can again be recycled!
Stay Cool, Save “Green”
Metal is an energy-efficient roofing solution with properties that qualify it as a “cool roof.” Depending on the coating applied to the metal, the reflectivity of a metal roof can range from 10% to 75%. This reflected solar energy allows the surface of a metal roof to remain cooler, which means less heat is transferred into the structure and the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard. The patented Kynar 500/Hylar 5000 finish available on many DOT metal roofing products will save 25% or more on the cost of cooling a home or business.
Conserving for a “Green” Future
Conserve natural resources, lengthen a roof’s service life, keep roofing waste out of landfills and reduce energy consumption – all by choosing metal roofing from DOT Metals. With a new metal roof, homeowners can be confident they are contributing to a better tomorrow for their children and grandchildren.
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