Green homes are a rising trend in Mukilteo. Most people care about the Earth and want to contribute to a sustainable planet. Did you know, though, that correlations exist between the roofing and the environment? Roof care, or the lack of it, determines a home’s degree of carbon footprint.
How the Roof Affects the Environment
America is home to 3,091 landfills. Americans also discard enough trash every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. Much of that garbage consists of house-related items, including roofing materials.
Typical residential roofers spend 80% of their time replacing a roof rather than making repairs or installing a new one. Roof replacement means the old roof ends up in the landfill.
This is why roof maintenance is so important from an environmental perspective. Proper care causes the roof to last longer, so that it doesn’t end up as waste well before the end of its lifespan.
In recent years, we have received more requests for green roofing materials. This goes for both residential and commercial roofs.
Recycling roofing material is also becoming common practice. Instead of disposing of asphalt shingles, for example, the material is reused as construction material.
Other green roofing materials, such as thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), are also recyclable. The same goes for metal roofing panels, which you can recycle much the same way as an aluminum can.
On the homeowner’s end, you can contribute to a greener home by starting a roof garden—if your roof is flat, of course. Another option is investing in solar panels. The latter is an increasing trend among Mukilteo business owners.
We Do Eco-Friendly Roofing
Do you want to do your part in preserving the environment? Start by contacting Urbizo Bros Roofing. Remember, maintenance and other services prolong the life of your roof, thereby preventing the shingles and panels from ending up in the landfill. Roofing and the environment go hand-in-hand, so make green roofing care a priority.
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