When choosing your next roof if you are concerned about your personal carbon footprint and want to minimize your impact on the environment choose copper. Copper is 100% recyclable and in some cases the manufacturer’s new product is made up of 95% recycled copper, reducing landfill and production emissions. There is also no limit to the amount of times that copper can be recycled, so new product doesn’t always have to be mined making copper a sustainable product. Copper was first used by mankind 10,000 years ago. Nearly all of the 700 billion pounds of copper mined worldwide to date are still in circulation today. With 5.8 trillion pounds of known copper resources on Earth the supply of copper seems to be unlimited. Copper roofs and other architectural applications’ durability and life span are generally measured in generations not years because of copper’s exceptional ability to last and look great. Add to this durability the fact that copper naturally inhibits the growth of harmful pathogens such as bacteria, mould, algae, fungus and viruses and you have a 100% eco-friendly product that is beautiful and will add long term value to your home for many years to come.
Cedar roofing is an eco friendly, environmentally sustainable, green product. Every year, more than 175 million seedlings are planted in B.C. to reforest areas that have been harvested. Young, fast growing forests absorb the most carbon dioxide and release oxygen, cleaning our air. The harvesting and production of cedar shingles and shakes has very little environmental impact, low pollution and best of all, once the product is ready to be replaced it is biodegradable. The cedar shingle or shake provides natural additional insulation to your home, the wood keeps the heat in your house in the winter therefore cutting down on heating costs. The cedar shingle is cut on both sides by a saw, making them a smooth, refined surface product. Cedar shakes are split on the surface side to create a more rough and rustic look. Cedar has a built in protection not needing added chemicals before installation, making it the more green choice. Let’s make your home beautiful and “green” with Cedar roofing!
Make a statement and become the stand out house in your neighbourhood with copper gutters and down-spouts Copper is a natural product that will last 80-100 years as it gradually ages, adding architectural charm and great curb appeal to your home. With normal maintenance such as cleaning the gutters of debris regularly your home will turn heads. As the copper oxidises it will gradually get darker until it eventually turns a beautiful patina. Being 100% recyclable also makes copper a great green alternative that adds lasting beauty to your home. Though copper gutters and down-spouts will cost you more they are more durable than traditional gutters and down-spouts and the added beauty makes every cent spent, worth it.