Contributing to the green efforts is a key factor in our modern world. Did you know that your roof could be part of these efforts? It can. Green building has many benefits, including increasing comfort and reducing costs. Here are a few reasons to get on board the eco-friendly roofing train.
How can we save the environment?
We all know how important it is to protect our environment, but we don’t realize the importance of these small changes. There are many environmental consequences to roofing. Shingles can clog up landfills and cause pollution to the air and water. Excessive CO2 emissions from common building materials like aluminum, concrete, and steel can be caused by the use of these materials. ?
Builders can reduce their carbon footprint by using recyclable materials when they build green. Many roofing material companies participate in the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design(LEED) rating system. It helps reduce environmental impacts by using sustainable and safe methods. These include pollution prevention, erosion control, and other methods that minimize pollutants from any equipment.
Green building has many health benefits. A green roof can improve the air quality, thermal and acoustic properties of your home. This will allow for lower temperature control and improve your overall comfort and health. A green roof is an attractive selling point.
Roofs life extension
This type of roof has a longer life expectancy because it is somewhat UV-protectant and can withstand very hot temperatures. These roofs are less likely to need maintenance. Routine inspections are a must to ensure the roof’s longevity. You can also add insulation to reduce the damage to your attic and make it less inviting for pests to live in. ?
One advantage of roofs is their ability to reflect light. This is great for hot summer days in Florida, as your home can absorb heat and trap it. Reflective materials help to keep your home’s temperature down. This makes your home more comfortable during warm days.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.