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. Continue Reading →