Why you should feel good about your roof

June 15, 2009

Homeowners with slate and tile roofs are doing something good for the environment, without even knowing it.

You don’t think about it much. It’s just there, protecting your home, family and valuable possessions. But did you know that having a slate or tile roof makes your home more environmentally friendly than one covered with asphalt or other synthetic roofing materials? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. manufactures and disposes approximately 11 million tons of asphalt shingles each year.

By choosing to maintain a sustainable roofing material with a lifespan lasting decades, you’re making the greenest choice possible. In fact, if you double the lifespan of a building [or material], you cut its environmental impacts in half.*

So feel good about the roof over your head and keep it at its best by calling the slate and tile experts at The Durable Slate Company for all your maintenance needs.

*Source: Wilson, Alex (November 1, 2005) “Durability: A key Component of Green Building”. Environmental Building News, Vol. 14, No. 11, BuildingGreen, Inc.