In the current day and age, there is a movement for the world we live in to go “green”. This movement has life because of the heavy pollution and sustainability problems that we are facing. If you are unfamiliar with the term green, it does not refer to the color in this context. The definition of green that we will be discussing in this post has to do with creating products that preserve economic quality by being recyclable, biodegradable, and non-polluting. Going green is incredibly important as it will allow us to keep our planet healthy and reduce the amount of waste that we produce. It will also set future generations up with renewable and healthy energy sources.
Through meticulous research and testing processes, many companies have learned that their products can be created to be green. These companies can then work towards common sustainability and waste management goals. One of the products that is leading this charge, especially in the roofing industry that is full of potentially harmful options, is our Aluminum Lock Roofing Aluma-Lock shingles. Our green aluminum roofing is incredibly beneficial to homeowners, and you will understand why by the end of this blog post.
How are Aluma-Lock aluminum shingles green?
Aside from the fact that they are beautiful in appearance, aluminum shingles are also beautifully sustainable. The aluminum we used to craft our aluminum roofing is a recycled material. This aluminum will continue to have value even after it is done working for you. Our aluminum shingles have been known to last for a lifetime or more, with some cases passing 60 years with minimal repair. Just the fact that our aluminum comes from recycling facilities already makes it greener than asphalt and other roofing materials that are manufactured repeatedly.
When you are done with your aluminum roofing, there is no need to fear. Unlike asphalt shingles, it will not simply sit in a landfill and take up space. Aluminum can be melted down again and used to craft new shingles, something that asphalt cannot do. This keeps aluminum in high demand and helps it serve as a green choice over other potentially harmful roofing materials.
What does this mean for you?
Now you know how aluminum shingles are considered green, but you may not be sure what that does for you. It helps the environment as a whole, but how does it benefit you specifically? The best benefit of aluminum roofing, other than it being a green product, is the money-saving capabilities it has just by being present all year long. For example, you can save up to 40% in summer cooling costs just by having green aluminum roofing installed. This is because of their reflective properties, as detailed in previous blog posts. Our aluminum shingles can reflect up to 90% of solar heat. This will help in keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
If you would like to learn more about the green properties and energy efficiency of aluminum roofing on homes, please read this study on our “Save Energy” page. The study discusses aluminum shingles as compared to other materials in creating energy efficient homes. Aluminum shingles have their positives, but also their negatives. If you are interested in discussing getting green aluminum roofing for your own home, please contact us today at 801-484-3321. We would be happy to provide you with information that will aid you in your decision.