“Besides qualifying for energy rebates, there are many benefits to using painted aluminum roofing,” said Michael Smith, vice president of sales and marketing for OneSource Coil Coaters.
Umatilla, FL (PRWEB) February 24, 2010
Dr. Anna Marie, Health Specialist for the Weather Channel and host of the nationally syndicated better living show Your Life with Dr. Anna Marie, is transforming her energy-sucking 1970’s Florida-style ranch home into an eco-friendly, energy and water efficient, and ultimately healthy home. The Greenovation of Terra Verde is showcasing the latest technological advances in solar metal roofing with the help of OneSource Coil Coaters, ASI Building Products and Kelly Roofing and Energy Savings Solutions.
OneSource Coil Coaters is providing Terra Verde with Regal White painted aluminum that is Energy Star® Rated and features a reflective rating of .68 for the barn and the house. The combination of the reflectivity number and a high emissivity rating of .88 means the Regal White paint will not heat up over 100 degrees even on those days when it is 95 degrees under a hot Florida sun. The Regal White painted aluminum roof doesn’t allow heat in the attic, thus keeping the attic and the rest of the home cool.
As a result of the Stimulus Package signed in February of 2009, homeowners who make energy efficient updates to their home - the installation of a painted or coated Energy Star® labeled metal roof included - between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 may be eligible for a tax credit worth 30 percent of the installation costs (materials only) up to $1,500 per home over the two-year period.
“Besides qualifying for energy rebates, there are many benefits to using painted aluminum roofing,” said Michael Smith, vice president of sales and marketing for OneSource Coil Coaters. “It is light weight, durable, corrosion resistant, energy efficient, aesthetically appealing, and infinitely recyclable. Nearly 75 percent of aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in use today, and 95 percent of aluminum used in buildings is recycled. An aluminum roof can easily give 50 years and even upward to 100 years, of service before replacement needs considered.”
OneSource Coil Coaters worked with ASI Building Products, both Florida-based businesses, to provide the new aluminum roofing with a thin-film PV that absorbs energy from the sun. Power generated from the thin-film PV surface goes directly to meeting the home’s energy needs.
"ASI Building Products offers an affordable standing seam roofing system that harvests clean renewable solar energy,” said Cookie Brickman, vice president of ASI Building Products. “A thin-film solar laminate is fused to the surface of the metal roofing panel, eliminating the unsightly solar panels and any penetrations into the roof, which means no leaks.”
Kelly Roofing and Energy Savings Solutions in Naples, Florida, installed the new metal roofing on Terra Verde. Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing and Energy Savings Solutions, estimates that 50 percent of his business in 2009 was metal roofing, up from just 9 percent in 2008. Kelly attributes this to:
•Asphalt shingle prices, historically the least expensive roofing product available, have experienced 16 price increases in a row to the point where they are now very close to the price of metal. Since metal is a far superior system customers are replacing their roofs with metal. Metal lasts more than twice as long as shingles with a minimal difference in price. Shingles are asphaltic, an oil refinement byproduct, and as the price of oil rises so does the price of shingles.
•The $1,500 tax credit granted through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 is another motivator. Now certain metal roof systems are actually less expensive than asphalt shingles with the tax credit.
•More metal being installed makes metal more acceptable. Metal used to be viewed as an architectural or industrial system. Not anymore. With over fifty profiles to chose from and countless colors, metal is applicable to any building design.
•Storm protection. After the 2004/2005 record setting hurricane seasons Florida residents discovered what we knew all along. Metal was, by far, the best roof system for protection. With virtually zero metal roof failures across the state, insurance companies and roofing contractors started recommending the system more.
Terra Verde (Green Acres) sits on 23 beautiful acres adjacent to the Ocala National Forest. From the original single pane metal framed windows to the heating oil tank buried in the front yard, this energy inefficient home has been untouched since the first concrete block was laid almost forty years ago. For more information and to follow the progress on the Greenovation of Terra Verde can be followed on http://www.terraverdetv.com.
Dr. Anna Marie
Dr. Anna Marie has been a broadcast television correspondent for over a decade. By combining her medical training, broadcast experience and interest in helping people live full and healthy lives; Dr. Anna Marie has become a popular source of medical information on television today. Since 2003, Dr. Anna Marie has partnered with The Weather Channel to provide millions of viewers with health living information to help keep the effects of weather from impacting their everyday life.