Metal Roofing; DoD Goes Green with Metal Roof


Alexandria and Fairfax aren't the only places recognizing the superior benefits of metal roofing. Businesses and homeowners across the country are looking into efficient metal roofing options.

The Department of Defense is taking steps to reduce waste and energy costs for it's roughly 500,000 buildings. Use of metal roofing has been gaining ground, especially for companies that maintain multiple facilities. The DoD has researched various options to lower energy costs and reduce waste, including retrofit metal roofing systems, which allow for solar thermal water collectors and solar thermal air systems. These metal roofs can be coated with a cool finish coating which reflects more sunlight than a traditional metal roof, allowing for savings of up to %40 on summer cooling costs. Rainwater harvesting systems are another option, allowing the roof's existing drainage system to keep the water it collects in a cistern. This water can then be re-used for landscaping and flushing toilets. Solar panels, or photovoltaic panels, allows a building to not just save energy-- but to produce energy.

Check out the full article below for more information about metal roofing technologies and the service they can provide.

These roofing options aren't just available to companies with the buying power of the DoD- many increasingly affordable metal roof options are also available to homeowners. If you're interested in seeing how you can improve your Northern Virginia roof, give R.M. Banning Roofing a call at 703-455-9418 or contact our Alexandria roofing company online.


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