Environmentally friendly roofing

Nov 11, 2019

When choosing environmentally friendly roofing, there are a couple of things to consider.

First, what is your new roof made from?

Second, where will your old roof end up?

Looking for a roof that is good for the environment and you will never have to think about again?  Consider standing seam metal or metal shingles.

New metal roofing systems may contain anywhere from 30-60% of recycled metal content, contains no petroleum by-products, and can always be recycled.

Metal roofing is often a lifetime choice, with the exception of unforeseen extreme weather, and should Standing Seam metal_rooftop view.jpgnever have to be replaced.  According to Metal Roofing Alliance, "conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually..."

If your metal roof does ever have to be replaced, they are 100% recyclable and will never end up in landfills.  A metal roof (or any metal for that matter) can be recycled an unlimited number of times without suffering material degradation. (Source: http://www.metalroofing.systems/top-70-metal-roofing-facts-faqs-costs-myths-pros-and-cons)

More good news:

In addition to being an eco-friendly choice, installing a new metal roof has other benefits.

Lower your home owner's insurance.  Many insurance companies will reward you when you install a lifetime metal roof on your home.  Learn more here or contact your insurance carrier for more details.

Save money on your energy bills.  Reflective surfaces are common on metal roofs and available in a variety of colors.  These "cool", reflective qualities can save you cooling costs in the summer and heating costs in the winter.  Learn more here.

A fire resistant choice. Modern metal roofs have a class “A” or UL Class 4 fire retardant rating. If you happen to live in a fire-prone area, a metal roof can help protect your home from a forest fire, as well as help you save money on your home insurance premiums.

Talk to one of our project managers to learn about all of your choices and what makes sense for you.


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