Reducing your carbon footprint on this world has become a priority for many. From reusing your plastic grocery bags to investing in recycling services and the like, most of us have become cognizant of the impact we have on this world. Just one photo of a bird or a sea lion tangled in fishing net due to the overabundance of ocean trash or a nature photo of an elephant next to a plastic water bottle is enough to make us care a little bit more about our impact on the world around us.
PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa, your flat roof repair company, takes many steps in our roofing process to be cognizant of the impact we are making on the environment. In this blog post, we’ll go over some steps roofers can take to be environmentally-friendly. Contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, and multi-family roofing needs!
HOW YOUR LOCAL ROOFER CAN BE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY
Investing in recycling all possible roofing materials is the natural choice for local roofers who want to be environmentally-friendly. After all, all it really takes is just a few extra steps during the roof replacement process to separate out the roofing materials that can be recycled from those that cannot. Roofing materials, such as metal and wood, can mostly be recycled, as well as some of the plastics in roofing. PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa notes that the key is just being cognizant of what you are doing and training all of your roofers to recycle.
Use Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Materials
There are a lot of options when it comes to environmentally-friendly roofing materials that are aesthetically-pleasing and sustainable. Some of these include:
- Metal roofs. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable and can last over 50 years. Metal roofs are fire-resistant and perfect for those who want to collect rainwater for use in their gardens. They are extremely resistant to the formation of ice dams, critters, and the elements, which just prolongs the life of your roof.
- Recycled shingle roofing materials. Many people would not believe it, but recycled shingles are the greenest roofing product. They are affordable and long-lasting. New materials will not need to be made when choosing this roofing material.
- The colored roofs. The colored roofs refer to white, blue, and green roofs, all of which are designed to be environmentally-friendly roofing options and to help the environment.
- Rubber roofing. Most rubber roofs are made from recycled tires, which are one of the biggest offenders in our landfills. It is usually coated with ground slate to enhance its texture. They are resistant to storms and can last up to 50 years, meaning less cost in commercial roof replacement or residential roof replacement.
Encourage Solar Roofing
Solar cells on roofs or the new solar shingles are roofing options that are not only environmentally-friendly, but they are also roofs that will pay for themselves over time. Featuring solar photovoltaic technology, solar cells and solar shingles can last upwards of 20 years and can come with a government, state, or local tax credit.
Solar roofing collects the rays of the sun and turns it into energy to power your home. On cloudy days, your storage container has enough power stored from sunny days to still power your home, and some communities offer programs where you can sell your excess energy production back to the energy grid, bringing you even more value for your money. Solar roofing not only helps to reduce your carbon footprint, but is a roofing type that pays you back.
THE PRN ROOFING IN TUSCALOOSA DIFFERENCE
PRN Roofing in Tuscaloosa offers the best roofing solutions for residential, commercial, and multi-family roofing units. Whether you need a roofing replacement or a roof repair we can help. For years, we’ve been customer-focused, bringing the best customer experience to our clients every time. We listen to customers’ feedback and make changes accordingly. Engaging in environmentally-friendly roofing is just one way we can make a difference in our community.
PRN Roofing is a top-rated roofing company. We also offer gutter cleaning, siding services, and painting services in order to help you in all aspects of the exterior of your home. Call us today for a free storm damage estimate!