Homeowners aren’t the only ones who have become more discerning regarding the environmental impact of building materials. Nowadays, manufacturers have to consider stricter environmental regulations and building codes as well.
Sustainability is no longer a stranger to the roofing industry. Solar roofing has been around for some time, and a lot of other energy-efficient roofing options are now available for homeowners. Roof coatings in particular have started getting attention as well. They have become a reliable means to maintain and restore old roofing, which effectively reduces the environmental impact of roofs.
1. Lower Energy Consumption
Several types of roof coating products are made with reflective and emissive properties, which help reduce roof temperatures. If you have this coating, your home will likely require less energy use during the day. Your air conditioner would have to work less as well.
2. Prolonged Roof Life
Aged roofs can get a new lease on life through repairs, coatings and restoration. With regular maintenance and timely repairs, you can have your current roofing for a longer time. By investing in the upkeep of your old roof, you can delay costly replacements and reduce waste.
3. Decrease in Construction Waste
According to experts, roofing projects result in 40% of construction waste that end up in landfills. When a roof coating is applied properly at an appropriate time in a roof’s life cycle, you can avoid tearing off and disposing of the old roofing membrane and insulation. If roof replacement seems to be the only option, you can look for recycling facilities that would know the best thing to do with these materials.
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