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Metal Roofing MN Is An Energy Efficient Option

If you are in the middle of replacing your existing commercial roof in Minnesota, you need to make this decision very carefully. Realistically, you are investing in something that will protect your commercial building for many decades. When it comes to energy efficient roofing, our expert roofing specialists at United Roofing believe that you should consider investing in metal roofing. This type of roof is growing in popularity, but it is still a type of roof that many individuals have never even thought about. As a metal roofing installer, we aim to educate our customers on the benefits of investing in metal roofing for your commercial property.

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Commercial Metal Roofing Contractor MN

Quality Commercial Metal Roofing SystemAre you building a commercial property, or are you in need of a roofing repair or replacement on an existing commercial site?  One option that you may want to consider for your next commercial roofing job is metal roofing.  It offers many benefits over conventional roofing materials and can be installed quickly and easily.  United Roofing and Remodeling Inc. is a local, trusted roofing contractor that has been serving the Minneapolis, MN area for more than 25 years and can complete all types of roofing jobs.  United Roofing and Remodeling specializes in metal roofing and even maintains its own sheet metal division for commercial jobs. Read Full Post

Metal Roofing Minneapolis MN | Residential Metal Roofing MN

Metal Roofing MN Is An Energy Efficient Option On a building or on a home, the roof has a major impact with the absorption of heat from sunlight (Solar Radiation). The heat is either reflected into the atmosphere or absorbed through conduction into the building. Any solar radiation that is absorbed will heat the roof’s surface. The more the solar radiation is absorbed, the greater the need to find alternative means to dissipate the heat. That’s where emittance comes into play. Emissivity is measures of the roof’s ability to shed absorbed heat. Reflective Pigment Technology The roof’s design (type, color, elevation) will determine how the heat is reflected and absorbed heat is emitted. “Cool” coating technology focuses on reflecting solar radiation (Solar Reflectivity), and shedding what heat is absorbed away from the surface (Thermal Emittance). Conduction – The passing of heat through a roof material into the layer in contact directly beneath the surface. Convection – The heating of the air that passes over a hot surface. Heat Flux – The amount of energy flowing through any surface Cool Coatings Coatings colored with conventional pigments tend to absorb infrared radiation. Replacing conventional pigments with “cool” pigments (absorb less infrared radiation) can yield similarly colored coatings with higher solar reflectance. Mainly, cool coatings lower roof surface temperatures, reducing the need for cooling energy in conditioned buildings and making unconditioned buildings more comfortable. How do the “cool” pigments work Source: Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory Pigments provide color by absorbing and reflecting different parts of the sun’s wavelength spectrum based on their chemistry. Color pigments selectively absorb visible light, and what light...

Minneapolis Metal Roofing Contractor MN

Metal Roofing  MN Metal roofing has truly come full circle during the past century. It is emerging as an outstanding roofing system for commercial buildings and homes alike.  The future looks bright for metal roofing, and there are several trends that are fueling the growth. Firstly, recent innovations in metal roofing paint systems and coating technology have significantly enhanced performance.  The vast majority of today’s metal roofs use a Galvalume coated steel substrate which virtually eliminates worries about rust and corrosion. And just as important, paint systems now have outstanding resistance to fading, chalking, and cracking under the most stringent conditions. These paint systems use cutting edge technology and inorganic pigments to provide the maximum protection against harmful UV rays. Secondly, metal roofing is tough.  When it comes to wind and weather resistance, metal roofing stands alone.  Metal roofing meets the toughest wind, fire, and impact codes in the country.  It is lightweight and installation is quick and simple. Choose from a variety of colors for aluminum or 24 gauge Kynar painted steel finishes all of which add beauty and value to your property. It has also been demonstrated that the home’s value increases with metal roofing. In some states, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums. Most metal roofs last 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof. Your metal roof will probably outlast you. Thirdly, there is a genuine concern in helping to maintain and improve the environment for future generations.  In this regard, metal roofing meets the criteria of recycled content, recyclability, and energy efficiency.  Metal roofing is one of the...

Metal Roofing MN | Minneapolis Residential Metal Roofing Contractor

MN Residential Metal Roofing Metal roofs have long been popular for their aesthetics and long-term performance characteristics, particularly their strength, durability and low maintenance costs. Now with the concept of sustainability so important to the building community, metal roofs are being seen in a new light. Their high recycled content, total recyclability and energy efficiency allow “cool metal roofs” to play a pivotal role in meeting Energy Star and LEED requirements. Metal Roof Benefits Here is a list of some of these fantastic benefits: Metal roofs are lightweight–less than 1/3 the weight of asphalt and one twentieth the weight of concrete. A metal roof won’t rot, crack, crumble, split, break or burn. Metal roofs are made from recycled steel and aluminum material and are 100 % recyclable. Metal roofs have coatings that prevent 75 to 80 percent of the sun’s energy from being absorbed into the roof. A metal roof can reduce roof surface temperatures by 60 to 70 degrees. Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of styles and custom colors. Metal Roofing is durable and maintenance free. A Metal Roof increases a building’s value. Metal Roofing is an ideal platform for integrating solar electric and solar thermal renewable energy solutions. A Metal Roof can earn up to 25 U.S. Green Building Council LEED credits Metal roofs are synonymous with strength and durability and are known to have a service life of 50 years and more. Consequently, the life cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional roofing materials, making a metal roof an extremely cost effective roofing solution. It will not let you down and can be...