If you could use a color to describe the future, that color would be green. These days, everything from kitchen appliances to cars are striving to become more environmentally friendly and appropriately so. According to studies, humans have been outstripping the planet’s ability to produce resources for about 40 years now. There are many benefits to joining this revolution, and Ecowareness.com cites just a few of them:
Save Energy – While solar and wind energy are awesome, at the moment, a great many westerners get their energy from fossil fuels, natural gas and coal. These forms of energy cause pollution as well as devastate and deplete the lands and waters from which they are obtained. The less energy you use the less that energy needs to be produced.
Save Resources – We’re so used to seeing products on shelves that we rarely consider the environmental impact of manufacturing our widgets and doodads…When you buy products from sustainable companies, that means you’re saving the lands where they operate.
Save Your Health – Not only is driving your car four blocks to the store incredibly wasteful, it’s a lost opportunity to get some exercise and breathe some fresh air. Filling your house with plants that clean the air naturally is better for your lungs than spraying it with chemical-laden perfumes.
Of course, what better place to start your green journey than in your very own home—or more specifically, on top of it. Metal roofing in Portsmouth, NH not only protects your home against the harsh coastal weather, it also protects Mother Earth because it’s a sustainable product. Metal roofs are often composed of 25-98% post-consumer waste, so it contains a huge portion of recycled materials. What’s more, metals—unlike glass or paper—are 100% recyclable and can be reused indefinitely without losing their usefulness. Instead of lingering in a landfill like other roofing materials, a metal roof can be melted down and refashioned into another metal roof or other metal products when it comes to the end of its useful life.
Durability, metal roofing’s standout quality, is a green factor. When Portsmouth, NH metal roofing companies like Performance Roofing installs your roof, you can expect it to last up to 50 years—the whole life of your house. Since you don’t have to replace your roof every 15-20 years, this translates to fewer waste and lesser need to produce new roofing materials. Furthermore, a metal roof also increases your home’s energy efficiency by deflecting the sun’s rays, thereby keeping your home cooler and lowering your energy bills.
(Article Information and Excerpt from Save the Planet: 14 Benefits of Going Green!, Ecowareness.com)