Cool metal roofing is a family of sustainable, energy-efficient roofing products comprised of unpainted metal, prepainted metal and granular-coated metal. It is available in a wide variety of finishes, colors, textures and profiles for steep-slope and low-slope applications.
Why should education facility managers take note of cool metal roofs? Because both energy consumption and energy costs are going to increase, but budgets are not likely to keep pace, requiring administrators to continue to seek ways to make their facilities more energy efficient. Cool metal roofs can do that, because the roof is the one facility product that can have the greatest impact on a building’s energy use. In addition to energy efficiency, they have many other sustainable attributes, all of which are addressed in this white paper.