GO GREEN WITH A NEW ROOF COATING
For many of the same reasons that roof coatings can save you money, they can also help the environment. Usually, you have to pay more for a product or service that is environmentally friendly, but not for this product. Let’s see how roof coatings can help the environment as you go green and install them on your roof.
Preventing Tear Off to Go Green
When you install a roof coating on your building, you don’t have to tear off the existing roof system as long as it is structurally sound. This means that you keep all of that material out of the local landfills, which reduces the amount of energy required to dispose of that material and pollution put into the air from disposing it; that is already a hugely green option.
Humans have been talking for years about how our landfills are growing too full and will soon be a major problem, so anything we can do to prevent over-filling is something we are proud of.
Reflectivity Reducing Energy Use
Roof coatings are also highly reflective, which helps the environment in two ways. First, it reduces the amount of energy your building uses to keep cool in the summer. Reducing energy usage reduces CO2 production, which helps the environment tremendously.
The reflectivity of roof coatings also helps to reduce the urban heat island effect in your area, which can return weather patterns to normal.
Go Green at Renewal
When roof coatings reach the end of their life, they are not torn out like other roof systems are. They are simply coated over with another layer of roof coating to extend the life of the roof for up to 20 more years. Nothing could be more sustainable than a roof system that can live on essentially forever.
Roof coatings can help you and your building go green in a number of ways, and are a great option for anyone trying to help the environment around their building. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about roof coatings and their environmental impact.