The embracing of an environmentally conscious lifestyle has become more and more common among the US population. People are finding all sorts of tips and tricks to reduce their waste and live a little more sustainably.
There are several ways that you can introduce more eco-friendly practices in your home. Today, we’ll break down how your roofing system can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Installing Recycled Asphalt Shingles
Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) is a new roofing material on the market. Developed by GAF, RAS is made up of 15% recycled asphalt materials that were sourced from tear-off roofing processes.
Every year, 12 million tons of asphalt roofing waste end up in landfills. By installing a RAS roofing system, you would not only be making your roofing system a little more eco-friendly, but you would be reducing the amount of asphalt waste produced every year.
Metal Roof Installations
A metal roofing system is the leading eco-friendly roofing system on the roofing market.
Metal roofs are not only made from recycled materials, but they can be recycled once your roof has reached the end of its lifespan, which is in like 30 – 50 years.
Metal is fantastic at reflecting UV light, which means that you’ll end up spending less on your energy bills.
Usually, when an area experiences significant rainfall, this rain is efficiently transported away from your home via your gutter system. This water then flows into the nearest drain and is then taken away by the municipal stormwater pipes.
However, what if we told you that you could collect this water and use it for things like watering your garden or washing your car. Using this water, you can reduce your water bill and help save the planet at the same time.
Invest in Solar Panels or Solar Shingles
Solar panels or solar shingles are a great way to power your home with the power of the sun. Embracing solar-generated energy in your home can reduce the amount of electricity produced by intensive carbon-emitting power stations.
Homeowners with solar panels and solar shingles not only save on their energy bills but are also given a $2000 tax deduction by the federal government.
For tips and tricks on how you can make your home more energy-efficient and eco-friendly, give Saalfeld Construction Roofing a call today!