At Edgeform metals we understand the importance of doing anything we can do to be as sustainable as possible and naturally our products reflect that. We are lucky enough to have partners that share these beliefs and
As consumers become more educated about the need for sustainable living, many homeowners and homebuyers are prioritizing eco-friendly living in their home purchases and renovations. To meet the public outcry for conservation, recyclability and sustainability, those in the home improvement and construction industries are seeking solid alternatives that will adhere to even the most rigorous standards of eco-friendliness and sustainable living. Of the various home improvement green solutions, metal roofing is definitely one that is gaining great popularity even among the most skeptical homeowners and buyers.
A well-designed roofing system is an integral part of a building’s overall durability and service life. Conventional roof tiles provide poor weather and thermal protection, causing energy expenditure to go quite literally through the roof.
Metal roofing, on the other hand, has a minimal carbon footprint, and can last up to two to three times as long as tiled roofs while also providing superior energy efficiency. Made of various metals including Zink, copper and stainless steel, metal roofs are good for both the environment and your energy bills.
The green movement is all about embracing recyclability and reusability and minimising waste. This includes reducing the waste commonly associated with conventional roofing replacements.
Metal roofing is almost 100 per cent recyclable at the end of its functional life, and it’s undeniably the most eco-friendly roofing solution from a waste-reduction standpoint. Metal roof materials rarely become waste in a landfill, and one of the key metal roofing benefits is its significantly longer expected service life.
As the only truly ‘green’ material used in the roofing industry, metal roofing is the fastest growing residential roofing product on the market today. Metal is the lightest and strongest material you can put over your head.
Each type of roofing has its pros and cons. For some homes, retaining a historic character, or creating that character in new construction, is the most important factor. Of course, price also plays a factor. Some types of roofing are cheaper to purchase and install than others. But it's also necessary to look at the overall service life of the roof. A roof that's less expensive to buy one time but has to be replaced every 10 years may wind up costing a lot more than a roof that lasts 25-30 years.
The choice of roofing material can have a long-term impact on the performance of the home in regards to energy use, comfort and other aspects of sustainable building.
Today, more and more homeowners are choosing metal roofing for remodeling or new construction jobs. They're looking for a durable, attractive option that supports a sustainable building viewpoint.