Energy Efficiency Through the Use of Metal Roofing and Wall Systems

Metal roofs and metal-framed structures are valued for their strength, durability, aesthetics, reflectivity, and sustainability, but when fully integrated as a system - a metal building envelope with phase change material - allows maximum energy efficiency. Phase change materials (PCM) increase the thermal mass of the building envelope helping to maximize energy efficiency. This article discusses how phase change materials work with metal envelopes, provides examples of efficiency improvements and explains common questions related to integrating phase change materials into a project.