Metal roof panels offer energy-efficient alternative to asphalt shingles

Seam metal roof panels could be a durable and energy-efficient replacement for traditional asphalt shingles on private, residential roofs.

September 27, 2013

Seam metal roof panels could be a durable and energy-efficient replacement for traditional asphalt shingles on private, residential roofs. The panels are expected to last between 40 and 50 years, considerably longer than the life span of asphalt shingles. Some metal roof tiles are Energy Star listed for their ability to stay cool by reducing solar heat gain. The metal also allows for rainwater harvesting, installation of photovoltaic laminates or wind turbines, and it can be recycled.

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