PERTH AMBOY, N.J. - Englert, Inc., an innovator of onsite metal roofing and gutter systems, announced that all of its standard colors for metal roofing material, including its PermaMetallic colors, are now LEED compliant for steep slope roofing applications.

All of Englert’s colors exceed the LEED Solar Reflective Index (SRI) minimum requirement of 29, a key factor for architects seeking LEED certification for energy savings on roofing, materials.

“To our knowledge, we are the first and only roofing materials manufacturer to meet LEED SRI requirements on our entire palette of roofing colors, an important consideration for architects and building owners who want to use environmentally sound materials and who are seeking LEED certification for steep slope structures,” said Tom Dyszkiewicz, senior vice president of business development. “Designers who specify Englert roofing materials for steep slope applications can be sure they will meet the requirement for the LEED energy credit for roofing.”

“Department of Energy research has shown that one additional percent of reflectivity in a coating on average will reduce the roof temperature by one degree,” noted Gene Johnson, manager of quality, safety & environment at Englert.  “The ultimate result is that heat is reflected away from buildings, smog is reduced, energy costs are lowered and the life expectancy of the roof will be increased due to less expansion and contraction,” he observed.

Englert colors and their SRI’s include: Bone White 81.4, Royal Blue 29.6, Slate Blue 33.9, Pacific Blue 30.1, Hartford Green 29.7, Forest Green 30, Patina Green 44.3, Hemlock Green 30.4, Charcoal Gray 32.3, Slate Gray 45.6, Dove Gray 29.6, Medium Bronze 35.6, Dark Bronze 31, Colonial Red 41, Deep Red 48.2, Burgundy 39.2, Sandstone 59.8, Sierra Tan 39.1, Mansard Brown 33.4, Matte Black 29.8, Everglade Moss 34.7, Standard Teal 32.4, Galvalume Plus 54.5, Pre-weathered Galvalume 51.8, Champagne 44.4 and Metallic Copper 47.5.