Posted on: June 11, 2015
Most people these days are interested in preserving our planet. But when it comes to finding a new roof for your business, where every dollar counts, what are the practical benefits of an eco-friendly roof? If the budget is tight, unfortunately, being earth-friendly often isn’t enough.
However, using a good company that meets green roofing standards can guarantee you two things: your roof will last longer, and it will save on energy costs. Not only will you be saving money, but you can sleep easier knowing your business’s environmental impact will be significantly less.
Talk with your roof consultant about using earth-friendly products, and you’ll be pointed to materials like metal and synthetic slate that last a lifetime. Metal offers plenty of versatility, coming in panels, shingles, and tiles. On top of being fire resistant, they’re also strong, durable, and lightweight. They’ll stand the test of time. Ask your roof consultant about Presidio® Shake Metal Roofing, a brand new, eco-friendly metal panel system. Instead of tearing off your old roof and dumping it in a landfill to make space for a new roof, this system goes right on top. Even better, it has a Solar Reflective Index over 70, keeping your business cool in the summer.
Synthetic slate offers the natural beauty of slate with the enhanced strength and durability of synthetic materials—far outmatching cheaper materials that need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years.
How long your roof lasts doesn’t just depend on the material, it also depends on the quality of your roofing contractor. Metal and synthetic slate may last a lifetime, but built shoddily by an inexperienced or lazy team, it could still break down in years to come. A quality team of experienced roofers makes a tremendous difference.
People often hear the word “eco-friendly” and immediately think “more money.” That may be true initially, but eco-friendly products have far-reaching energy benefits that actually save money in the long run. For instance, take some Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified plywood, locally produced roofing materials, and cool roof colors combined with good insulation, and your roof won’t just be long-lasting, but dramatically cut down your energy costs. Your business will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, keeping the employees happier and your wallet fuller.
And of course, there are the benefits to the earth:
Chinook Roofing & Gutters is a Tacoma roofing company that provides installation and maintenance of roofs and gutters in Puget Sound area cities, including our home base of Fife, as well as Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Milton and more. We are experienced with a wide variety of roofing types, including composition roofs, cedar shake roofing, metal roofing and more. Contact us today for a free estimate.