With the scientific community reaching a 97% consensus that climate change is a very real threat to our planet, we find it increasingly important to point out the benefits of having an eco-friendly roof installed on your home or business. There are many styles of both residential roofing and commercial roofing that can reduce the carbon footprint of your home or business. Oregon’s larger communities, including Portland, Salem, and Eugene, are fortunately already very environmentally conscious places. There are established recycling and composting programs, people are considering cleaner energy options, and Oregon is even gaining traction in the top pack of electric car early-adopters. Fortunately, many home and business owners in Oregon are starting to consider the benefits of eco-friendly roofing products.
There are definitely cost savings, as we have mentioned in previous articles. Energy efficient roofs like the highly reflective and well-insulated IB PVC membrane roofs and Bruce & Dana Snaplock metal roofs can actually provide tax credits for home and business owners, which can reduce total tax liability and result in savings there. Additionally, the energy savings can be astounding! We’ve written entire articles about the energy saving capabilities of our roofs. Read one such article right here.
In addition to the already impressive quantitative reasons to consider an investment into an eco-friendly roof, there are plenty qualitative reasons! As a home owner, you can rest assured that you’ve played your part to reduce your carbon footprint and create a more sustainable planet. This contributes in the long run to having cleaner air, safer drinking water, and a healthier environment to live in in general. As a business owner, you can benefit from having a more sustainable image on top of all of the other qualitative benefits that home owners have!
Another common misconception around eco-friendly roofing is that there are only limited options when it comes to the look and feel of your roof. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Whether you’re looking for a metal roof, a PVC flat roof, a shingle roof, or even a unique SteelRock roof, there are hundreds of different customization options available! You don’t have to sacrifice form for function when it comes to eco-roofing.
As you can see, there are many benefits to having a sustainable, eco-friendly roof, whether you’re running a 50,000 person company or a one person household. If you’re interested in learning about our eco-friendly roofing options, please give us a call for a free quote and consultation on your project at (503) 585-2338.