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Roofing Systems and the Environment

(A-One) Roofing Systems and the Environment

Global warming and excess waste are real threats to the environment along with the daily pile up of waste in our landfills. Recycling, conservation, and environmental protection are more popular than ever, and the roofing industry is on board with this. With over 3,000 landfills, there is already too much waste in this country, and with households dumping enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks, things need to change.

Roofing Systems and the Environment

Most people do not think of roofing materials when it comes to trash, but roofing materials end up in the landfills too. New housing and developments projects begin every day, meaning that more waste is created, and more roofing materials end up in the landfills. Repairing your roof rather than building a new one saves on the amount of waste created.

You can work with roofing contractors that choose to work with recycled materials and green options. Working with a roofer that can effectively dispose of roof waste can help you do your part in protecting the environment. You can also do your part by taking good care of your roof so that it lasts longer. The less replacement that is needed, the less waste will be created.

Recycling in Roofing

The roofing industry takes recycling and the environment seriously, and you will find that many contractors will offer recycled materials for your projects.

  • TPO roofing is 100% recyclable and the membrane can be reused in the manufacturing process, so it ends up in a new roofing membrane and not a landfill.
  • Metal roofing can be made from all types of recycled metals including soda cans.
  • Shingles are now reused which helps to reduce the millions of tons that are thrown out each year.
  • Rubber roofing systems are recyclable and you use them again for new roofing projects as well as for other projects such as garage flooring.
  • Solar panels are popular now because they save energy and save you money. They also help to reduce the carbon footprint left in the environment.
  • Green roofing with live vegetation is growing in popularity because it protects the environment and adds to the aesthetic appeal of a building.

We understand the importance of recycling and saving the environment and we do our part as well as help you do your part too. With so much waste in the world, we work to reduce what ends up in the landfills and make sure your building looks its best. Reach out to us today to discover what recycling or green options you have and together we will take better care of the environment.

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