Your roof is an important part of keeping your home protected. So, when it comes time to replace it, you want to know you’re working with a roofing contractor that follows the latest and best installation practices. This involves ensuring the covering is environmentally friendly. Ask your prospective roofer if they adhere to the following “green” methods.
Why Work With a Green Roofing Contractor?
1. Uses Recyclable Materials
It was once believed that asphalt shingles could not be recycled. However, there are manufacturing companies, like GAF, who have made strides to make this a falsehood. Their shingles can be 100% recycled, and they’ve partnered with roofing contractors to ensure the materials are reused in roadways instead of ending up in landfills.
2. Ensures Less Waste
Another way companies like GAF have made their shingles greener is by using less asphalt and limestone in their construction. This reduces the waste of natural resources, and since they are now lighter, it also reduces fuel requirements when transporting the materials from the manufacturer to contractors and then individual residential properties.
3. Adheres to Energy-Reducing Processes
Installing greener products on your roof is important, but your roof should also help lower the overall energy consumption of your home. Your roofing contractor will need to follow specific installation methods to achieve this. For instance, they should add effective attic ventilation systems in your roof to reduce heat and moisture in the attic below, which will reduce the workload of your air conditioner. You can also request to use shingle colors that are lighter than black to help reflect some of the sunlight during the summer and make your home easier to cool.
When it’s time to replace your roof and reduce your carbon footprint, turn to the roofing contractors at Signature Exteriors. Since 1951, they’ve provided home improvement services to Stamford, CT, and the surrounding Fairfield and Westchester counties. They believe in following state-of-the-art green installation practices and only work with manufacturers that also subscribe to those beliefs. To learn more about their environmentally friendly techniques and products, call (866) 244-8029 and visit their website.