Category: Green News

Help your home, and your neighborhood, be more sustainable

How to have a sustainable home

As many property owners will attest, homeowners’ associations are great for helping set and maintain standards for local neighborhoods. But sometimes HOA rules and regulations owners have to abide by the need to update, to take into account best practices that also increase sustainability. Take metal roofs. Many homeowners want to re-roof with metal but… ( read more )

How Green is an Aluminum Metal Roof?

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If you’re building a new home or renovating yours and want to make it as green as possible. Everyone wants a clean environment! One area to look at is your roofing. Of course, you should make sure that your roof has the proper insulation and ventilation. However, You may be surprised that all the roofing… ( read more )

An Energy-Efficient Metal Roof Can Save Dollars

Historically, nobody thinks about how an energy-efficient metal roof can save dollars. In fact, it’s traditionally the least energy-efficient part of the home exterior. However, the advent of “cool” metal products have changed the perception of homeowners toward roofs. How exactly can an energy-efficient metal roof help lower your utility bills and improve your home’s… ( read more )

Tearing Off Existing Roofing Gets More Expensive

Waste disposal costs of demolition material have been consistently rising throughout 2017. Waste disposal services have largely eaten most, if not all, of the additional costs this year. In some instances, these waste services are taking material, such as asphalt, to landfills in other states. Landfills are closing and we are running out of room. … ( read more )

Metal Roofing Leads to LEED Rating Energy Savings: Why Choose Aluminum

Summary: Aluminum metal roofing can boost a building’s LEED® rating significantly, raising the energy efficiency of a home and passing significant savings on to the client. A recent study conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council suggested that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified buildings averaged an ENERGY STAR® score of 89 out… ( read more )