There has been an increasingly widespread awareness about protecting our environment and preventing climate change. The best way to change the world is by changing ourselves as individuals and limiting our carbon footprints in any small way that we can. When you make eco-friendly changes, you are doing your part to make a difference in the world. We have been noticing that in recent years, homeowners are more concerned with making eco-friendly choices when building and renovating their homes.
Slate Roofing Keeps Waste Out of the Landfills
Slate roofs are often called “the forever roof” because they usually last for over 100 years. Many slate roofs will even live longer than their owners! Not only is slate an excellent investment for homeowners but it also helps protect our environment because it keeps waste from other short-lived roofing materials out of the landfills. Most roofs made from other roofing materials last for only 20-30 years. Experts estimate that roofing waste translates into 8 million tons of landfill waste every year.
Slate Roofing Reduces Energy Costs
Slate is a dense natural stone and does an excellent job insulating your home and keeping the temperature regulated. Slate keeps your home warm during the cold winter months and helps keep it cool in the summer by reflecting the sunlight.
Slate Roofing Is Natural
Slate roofing is entirely natural and incredibly durable. Natural slate can withstand harsh weather conditions like snow and hail. Another advantage of natural slate is that it doesn’t release pollutants into the environment. When the slate roof has reached the end of its life, it can be recycled.
There are many ecological reasons to install a slate roof. When you opt for slate and purchase other sustainable products, you are doing your part to make our world a better place. If you are interested in learning about slate roofs, call Van De Hey Refined Roofing, LLC (VR Roofing) we serve the Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha and Green Bay and De Pere areas in Wisconsin.