What most residential homeowners want out of a roof is one that will not only last a long time, but won’t cost an arm and a leg to install. Most roofs are replaced, or at least repaired, every ten years. By carefully choosing your residential roofing material, you can help reduce the cost of replacement or push it far into the future. In the long run, you’ll use less building material, fill up less landfill space with discarded material, and put less demand on our natural resources.

You can also realize environmental benefits from your choices. For example, if you select a light-colored surface or a material that doesn’t absorb heat from the sun, you significantly reduce your home’s cooling needs. Remember, when your attic stays cooler, your cooling bills go down.

If you are looking for a long term roofing option, you should consider a metal roof. Erie Construction of Evansville  is a leader in the industry and can show you why many businesses and homeowners are ditching asphalt and going metal. For starters, metal is durable, fire retardant and almost maintenance-free. They are also energy efficient; metal reflects heat and blocks its transfer into the attic. Coatings with high reflective values to steel sheeting increase the thermal efficiency of buildings in high temperature areas. Research shows that metal absorbed 34 percent less heat than asphalt shingles, and homeowners switching to metal roofing reported saving up to 20 percent on their energy bills!