Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Mount Pleasant SC Roofers
Recycling is common-place in the 21st century. Many of us carry our own shopping bags, eschew bottled water for tap water in reusable containers and drag recycling bins to the curb several times a month. People and businesses are constantly finding new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. If you are a fan of reducing waste, an often overlooked way to contribute is when you are having your roof replaced. Mount Pleasant roofing companies are taking notice.
When seeking out a company to replace your old asphalt roof, be sure to ask if they are certified as a GAC Green Roofer and/or if they recycle old material on their jobs. GAC is one of the largest suppliers of roofing materials. Their certification ensures that you are dealing with a company that supports sustainable building practices with well-trained staff and their actual, on-the-job example. If a company does not have this certification, they may still employ sustainable building practices such as recycling of old material. Ask before committing.
In the United States alone, a combined 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are produced and disposed of every year. Your recycled asphalt shingles can become part of a new road in your town rather than simply taking up space in a landfill. Many companies also recycle the old nails from your roof. Replacing your roof is a big, expensive proposition. Why not make it a win for the environment as well as your home by hiring a company that will ensure your old roof is put to good new use?
Asphalt roofs are the most popular type of residential roofing material for a reason.