Sustainability / Our Products
Metal Sales is committed to advancing sustainable design and building objectives, including architectural strategies toward energy efficiency, LEED certification and Net-Zero.
For 50 years, Metal Sales™ has provided quality metal roof and wall products favored for their durability and performance in all weather conditions including windstorms, rainstorms, snow, hail and ice.
Our portfolio of durable products is ideal for use in high performance building, whether new or retrofit.
Metal Sales products are materially efficient, promote resource optimization and divert waste from landfill.
The vast majority of Metal Sales products are made from steel, the world’s #1 most recycled material. The steel we use contains a minimum of 30% recycled content and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long lifespan.
Also, compared to asphalt shingles, Metal Sales residential roofing products are far better for the environment. A very small percentage of asphalt shingles are ever recycled; most are landfilled. Plus, asphalt shingles are petroleum-based products, which further tax our world’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Long Life Cycle
All Metal Sales products enjoy very long life cycles compared to alternative products. Products that don’t require replacement (or require less frequent replacement) during the lifespan of a building are generally preferred from the perspective of sustainability.
Metal Sales products optimize energy and minimize construction waste. All Metal Sales color coating systems are ENERGY STAR® listed, and many are certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council. In both cases, these accreditations signify that Metal Sales products help to reduce the solar heat load on homes and buildings and thereby help reduce energy expenditures for cooling.
Integration with Net-Zero Building and Green Strategies
Metal Sales continues to develop methods that enable renewable energy technology to be more easily integrated into our products and systems. Examples include the easy integration of polycrystalline and thin-film laminate photovoltaics, micro wind turbines, solar heating and rainwater harvesting systems into our metal roofing systems.
Living Building Challenge Declare Label
The Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification program, administered by the International Living Future Institute, takes a broad view of sustainability and embraces the philosophy of a restorative future by looking at a building’s performance over time. In fact, certification is not granted until the building has been occupied and its performance documented for one year.
The Institute’s Declare Label is an ingredients-based eco-label around the Red List of “chemicals of concern” that have human health and toxicity impacts. Declare aims to provide transparency and open communication by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily share their product sources, materials and manufacturing locations.
Metal Sales™ is the first metal panel manufacturer to be included in the rigorous and exclusive Declare™ program. Metal Sales has fully disclosed all of the ingredients in the Acrylic Coated Galvalume® roof and wall panels through Declare, and they are designated as being Red List Free on the Declare Label.
Metal Sales has fully disclosed all of the ingredients in the Acrylic Coated Galvalume® roof and wall panels through Declare, and they are designated as being Red List Free on the Declare Label.
For more information, please visit www.declareproducts.com
Metal Sales offers products and systems designed to make remodeling and retrofitting of homes and buildings a more viable option than demolishing and re-building them. Metal Sales Retro-Master™ re-roofing system exemplifies one such product.
For an overview of Metal Sales sustainability, click here.