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