A Look at the Best Energy Efficient Roofs For New England

Top Energy-Efficient Roofing Solutions for New England Homes

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With some of the most challenging and variable weather conditions in the nation, New England can be blazing hot in summer and bitterly cold in winter, while the spring and fall can be cool, rainy, and downright unpredictable.

Homeowners on the South Shore who wish to install a new roof should keep in mind the importance of choosing the right roofing material. That’s because various roofing materials bring various benefits and drawbacks. Installing a high-quality roof will give your home the superior protection against the weather elements it needs.

If you’re concerned about the environment and how the choices you’re making will impact long-term sustainability of your home and the Earth, keep this sentiment in mind when choosing a roof. Studies show that more than two-thirds of consumers will take sustainability into account when making a purchase, and about 70 percent of them have made an environmentally-friendly purchase in the last year. On top of that, people say they would pay more for sustainable products, and that includes roofing.

Metal Roofs

The exceptional weather protection of metal is much better than shingles and shakes, but it’s not as heavy as slate which makes it a versatile, long-lasting material. From standing seam metal roof to metal shingle style, metal roofs come in many different styles.

Boasting low maintenance requirements and unmatched longevity, your new metal roof can last up to 75 years with good care. This is thanks to its ability to withstand weather better than asphalt shingle or cedar shake roofs, making this material a great investment. Backed by long-lasting value and personalization options, check out how metal roofing fares under each category.

  • Durability: Very good. With a lifespan of between 30 and 50+ years and often as high as 75, metal brings a strong resistance to wind, heat, and rain. While this material is susceptible to hail damage, it won’t rot, peel, or crack; however, some contraction and expansion could crop up.
  • Aesthetics: Good. You have a wide range of colors and designs to choose from.
  • Initial cost: Medium to high. Metal has a high upfront cost but over the long haul, its longevity will justify the initial expense.
  • Maintenance: Medium. You may have to re-paint your metal roof down the line or repair dents. Rust can also become a problem if you choose a lower-quality metal, and you may have to replace or fix loose panels.
  • Energy efficiency: Good. Their ability to reflect solar heat reduces cooling costs by 10 to 25 percent.
  • Eco-friendliness: Good. Metal comes from recycled materials and is thus 100% recyclable at the end of their lifespan.

Rubber Roofs

A rubber roof features tiles or “panels” of rubber. Asphalt Rubber roofing can withstand the issues inherent in diverse climates such as New England. Rubber roofs can last for decades when installed by professional roofers in Hanson, MA.

Rubber roofs are practically seamless, and won’t fall victim to the sun's UV rays like asphalt will. Rubber’s recycled content is contaminant-free, meaning any trim or scrap rubber material that arises from the installation or manufacturing process is able to be used to create other roofing products.

The full-life-cycle sustainability of rubber helps lower your household’s carbon footprint, and results in positive environmental change. Check out how rubber roofs fare in each category:

  • Durability: Excellent. Because rubber roofs can last more than 50 years with proper care, they are resistant to hail, wind, rain, and heat. They also won’t rot, curl, crack, or peel.
  • Aesthetics: Excellent. Panels that look like slate or shake roofing tiles provide a classic look that can integrate well with any home style.
  • Initial cost: Medium. Rubber roofs have a higher upfront cost, but they are easy to install and last a long time, balancing the cost out over their lifetime.
  • Maintenance: None. Rubber roofs require very minimal upkeep once installed.
  • Energy efficiency: Good. Because those rubber panels insulate your home effectively, your attic will stay cool while reducing energy usage in summer and winter.
  • Eco-friendliness: Excellent. When crafted from recycled material, rubber is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life.

Save Energy With Revered Metal Roofing

Our Marshfield roofers can help you decide on eco-friendly roofs such as metal or rubber when you contact us at 781-536-4589.

We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality metal roofing products; standing seam, metal shingle and metal panel roofs in Hanson, Taunton, Marshfield, Quincy, Needham, Medfield, Milton, Halifax, Hanover, Falmouth and Plymouth.

Paul and his crew did an outstanding job installed a metal roof to our house and garage neat clean would highly recommend them great price also - Bill E.
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