The Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofs
January 22, 2018 | By Mike Gonet | Filed under: Roofing
With the amount of waste the home improvement industry contributes to landfills every year, it’s important to consider environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives when investing in upgrades for your home, especially when it comes to roofing.
Your roof is one of the elements of your home that has a substantial impact on the environment. For a great eco-friendly material, Classic Metal Roofs, the area’s premier metal roof company, recommends our quality metal roofs. Here’s how they benefit the environment:
Reduced Landfill Waste
Replacing your roof usually requires the tear-off and disposal of your current system. With metal roofing, however, you can avoid adding to overflowing landfills. Thanks to its light weight, metal roofs can sometimes be installed directly over your old roof without endangering your home’s stability. This also helps you save on the extra cost of removal.
The National Association of Homebuilders Research Center reports that approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles end up in landfills each year. It takes 300 years for the materials to decompose; by the time one year’s batch has disintegrated, there will be six trillion more pounds of shingle waste on top of it. Investing in a metal roof from the area’s leading metal roofing company can help lessen this staggering amount of waste. Installing a metal roof on your home will eliminate future tear off and disposal of asphalt shingles which would harm our environment.
Fewer Harmful Emissions
Installing a metal roof over your home can actually help reduce smog and pollution. How? Metal is inherently an excellent reflector of solar radiation and because of this, there is less heat transferred into your home. With less heat for your HVAC units to deal with, your home requires less energy to create a comfortable environment. Reduced energy use results in fewer carbon emissions and better energy savings. This will dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
Copper, zinc and aluminum metal roofs are also known for their superior service life. Both uncoated, zinc and copper and coated roofs aluminum show minimal damage from the elements over time, maintaining their attractive surface. This means you won’t have to replace your metal roof for decades.
Make the most of your metal roof replacement by working with the top metal roofers in the area, Classic Metal Roofs. Call us today at (866) 660-6668 to learn more about our services. You can also get a free quote. We serve East Berlin, CT, Nashua, NH and Southern New England.