Metal roof panels can offer an energy-efficient alternative to asphalt shingles

09/12/2013 | Jetson Green

Seam metal roof panels could be a durable and energy-efficient replacement for traditional asphalt shingles on private, residential roofs, according to this article. The panels are expected to last between 40 and 50 years, considerably longer than the life span of asphalt shingles. The metal also allows for rainwater harvesting, installation of photovoltaic laminates or wind turbines, and it can be recycled, writes Christine Walsh.

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