Metal is fast becoming one of the most popular material for residential roofing systems. It’s widely considered a direct upgrade to wood and asphalt, and a more affordable alternative to tile and slate roofing. Many homeowners are already aware of its sheer durability, longer life span, and versatile looks, but only a few know that they are cool roofs.
Two decades ago, metal roofs were still considered a newcomer in the residential roofing arena. In fact, it only shared 3.7% of the consumer re-roofing market. The growing demand for sustainable building materials, however, has changed the way people think of metal roofs. The formerly exclusive commercial roof is starting to gained traction in the residential roofing industry.