The EPA estimated that there was 534 million tons of construction and demolition debris in 2014 (twice as much as municipal solid waste).
This stat has made many business owners and homeowners switch to sustainable roofing materials — like metal.
So what exactly makes metal roofs sustainable?
They are durable.
Metal roofs used to exclusively be used for commercial buildings. With a lifespan of 50 years, they are one of the longest-lasting materials on the market, which is what made them so popular for residential homeowners.
They are recyclable.
Metal is easily recyclable, so none of it will go to waste if there’s any extra after installation. It can be turned into other useful things and even more shingles for other homeowners to use.
They are thermally-efficient.
Metal roofs have a solar reflective surface, which helps reduce the burden on your HVAC system (which can also cause your utility bills to rise — so it’s a win-win all around!).
Metal roofs are highly durable, last a lifetime, and have the versatility of many style options you want for your home — even the look of real wood shingles and cedar shakes.