Today it’s all about making sustainable, eco-friendly choices. One place where we can look to change and have an impact is in our homes. From top to bottom, inside and out, there are lots of areas where environmentally-sound choices can be made.
At Nielsen Roofing, we have the best option for the top—your roof. Metal roofing is incredibly durable and aesthetically pleasing, but it also supports the environment in many significant ways.
Here are a few environmental benefits of metal roofing that homeowners might think about when deciding on a roofing system:
- 1. Made from Recycled Materials—Many metal roofing products are now produced using recycled materials. This is good for our planet because it reduces the dependence on extracting the new raw materials that go into producing steel and aluminum.
- 2. Recyclable—Metal roofing is also recyclable. It can be repurposed into new products rather than ending up in a landfill. This reduces waste and conserves our natural resources.
- 3. Energy Efficient—In the summer, metal roofing reflects the sun’s rays, reducing the need for cooling. During the winter season, a metal roof acts as an insulator, keeping the warm air inside the house. Overall, that means a reduced reliance on energy-hungry furnaces and air conditioners, reducing our CO2 emissions.
- 4. Long-Lasting—Metal roofing is highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of over 50 years and minimal maintenance needed. This reduces the need for frequent replacement and possibly adding more asphalt shingles to our landfills.
From reducing waste and conserving resources to cutting down on energy costs, these are just a few of the ways you can help protect our planet by choosing metal roofing for your home. With the many colours and materials available today, the team at Nielsen Roofing metal roofing can help you add a touch of style to your home.
Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you make an eco-friendly choice for your roof.