The use of environmentally friendly products is one of the fastest growing trends in home remodeling and construction. Homeowners are looking for green building materials to remodel their home, including roofs. If you’re thinking about installing a new roof on your home and are looking for a green product, have you considered CertainTeed? A CertainTeed roof is manufactured in a way that is both environmentally responsible, and promotes energy efficiency in your home. Learn more in our blog!
How Do CertainTeed Roofs Make Your Home Greener?
ENERGY STAR Certified
Many CertainTeed’s roof products are ENERGY STAR certified energy efficient.
For example, their Landmark Solaris is “a steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle which contains advanced colored granules that reflect the sun’s rays and can reduce a roof’s temperature by as much as 20% in the summer…Blending ecological technology and innovative performance, Landmark Solaris roofing is more durable than traditional shingles. The reflective technology reduces ‘thermal shock,’ the expansion and contraction of exterior building materials.”
CertainTeed also manufactures a number of other certified roofing products for both residential and commercial applications.
The Manufacturing Process
Energy efficiency is just one part of the picture when it comes to environmental friendly roofing. Products need to be manufactured in an eco-conscious way as well, which is why CertainTeed strives to generate zero waste and adhere to environmental standards for manufacturing at all of its production facilities. “Most have me ISO 14001 standards for environmental management.”
The manufacturing recycles an impressive 90% of its production waste into asphalt materials for road construction, and recycles other content like stone granules and corrugated mixed paper to reduce waste in landfills, as well as reduce their overall carbon footprint. Their Oxford, NC production facility is not just the world’s largest roofing plant. It has its very own wetlands and water management system that supports a thriving wildlife environment.
CertainTeed offers a recycling program that allows certified contractors to recycling old roofing for use as paving materials. This reduces the amount of new resources that need to be used in road construction, and diverts asphalt shingle waste from landfills.
Are you interested in learning more about green roofing solutions for your home in Maryland from CertainTeed? Talk to Schaefer Siding and Exteriors!
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