Summer has finally arrived, and the sunny weather and rising temperatures mean now is the perfect time to invest in metal roof sheets for your house. Here are three reasons why they’re perfect for the summer months:
1. Keeping it Cool
One of the major benefits of metal roof sheets is that they actually help keep the heat levels in your house down, leading to cooler temperatures inside on those boiling summer days. This, in turn, leads to lower energy costs – there’s no need for you to have expensive air conditioning systems or fans running all the time.
Lower temperatures throughout the house mean a metal roof especially helps improve comfort for those places that don’t have air conditioning at all, like garages or indoor patios. In the summer months with those long, light evenings, these are likely to be well-used spaces as you entertain guests or finally get around to fixing up the car.
2. Lower Temperatures With a Lick of Paint
If the roof isn’t keeping temperatures down enough on its own, you can always add a layer of paint for an extra boost. White paint is excellent at reflecting sunlight and scientists have recently developed glass paint that bounces sunlight off metal roofs. Glass paint is even better because it doesn’t degrade in UV light, meaning it lasts longer and works out better value for money.
3. Pleasing Aesthetic
Our steel roofing sheets come in a variety of finishes, from more conservative slate and grey to more colourful terracotta and green. The range of beautiful, natural colours means that, whatever shade you choose, a metal roof will give your house a pleasing aesthetic from the outside, perfect for those summer parties and balmy evenings spent in the garden.
As an added bonus, if a number of properties in an area choose to switch to metal roofs, the local air temperature may be reduced, helping to combat the urban heat island effect – which is only a good thing in summer. You can do your bit for the environment while giving your house a stunning makeover – what’s not to love?
If you want to find out more about roofing products for your house from friendly, experienced roof experts, contact us at Bushbury Cladding today.