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Going “Green” More Than Just a Fad

Green really is “the new black.” Being environmentally conscious is trendy—and rightly so. It may be the best, most forward-thinking trend we’ve had in decades.

To some, “going green” is just a fad—green cleaning product here, a reusable grocery bag there. It’s hip and it’s new and soon it will be out with tomorrow’s non-recyclable trash. To most consumers, however, being green has become an irreversible way of life—a commitment to preserving our environment for future generations.

To those serious about being green, Metal Roofing may be of special interest to you.  Metal Roofing saves energy year-round, decreases air-conditioning needs in the summer and heating in the winter, reducing both harmful greenhouse gas emissions and household electricity bills.  Unlike traditional roofing materials such as asphalt, slate, clay or wood shingles, metal roofing is made from recycled materials, saving landfill space and the energy needed to convert raw materials into construction-grade metals. Its astounding durability is green as well since metal roofing needs far less repair than traditional roofing, significantly decreasing the need for replacement parts.   Although metal roofing can last several lifetimes, green consumers can rest assured that should it ever be removed, it is 100 percent recyclable.

It’s true that the little things we do for our environment add up: recycling household items such as cans and bottles, choosing to walk or bike instead of driving, switching to energy-efficient light bulbs.  Sometimes, however, one decision—such as the choice to install metal roofing—can make a huge impact on the planet.  An investment in metal roofing is an investment in our environment. And that’s truly green.

 

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