Environmentally Friendly & Green Roofing Solutions
Many consumers that are in the market for a new roof are unaware that applying a metal roofing system over their existing roof is actually a well practiced installation technique, with a proven track record. As you know, the experts at Wow Roof recommend going this route to save money and time, assist with home insulation issues, as well as reduce waste in land fills and reduce yard mess during the installation process. It’s just one of the many benefits of a metal roof.
Made of various metal materials — such as tin, aluminum, copper, and galvanized steel — metal roofs are known to withstand some of Mother Nature’s most wicked rages. Be it heavy rainstorms, hailstorms or snow, metal roofs will keep homeowners safe and away from the elements. In addition to being fire-resistant and impervious to the most unforgiving weathers and troublesome pests, metal roofs are also an environmentally friendly roofing solution for their superior energy-saving features, unmatched longevity and high recyclability.
The recycled content of a Classic Metal Roof means that our roof systems have minimal carbon footprint. Recycled aluminum has an estimated 5% of the embodied energy of virgin aluminum. Traditional asphalt and fibreglass shingles, on the other hand, have incredibly high oil content as well as embodied energy in their production. There is a huge infrastructure of over 100 manufacturing facilities for traditional shingles across North America. Planned obsolescence (necessitating more raw materials) is part of the business plan for these companies. More “natural” roofing materials like wood, slate, and tile do nothing but rob precious natural resources directly from our earth.