Why throw away your home’s biggest investment?
Living in beautiful Northern California, where sunshine is plentiful and you’re never more than a few hours away from some of the most beautiful national parks and natural wonders in the United States, it’s easy to feel protective of the natural environment. Most Northern Californians have a strong desire to protect the natural beauty around them and do their best to make environmentally conscious choices.
When Northern Californians consider renewing their flat roof, what reason could they possibly use to replace it with toxic, outdated, tar-based asphalt or other roofing material that will need to be disposed of (again) in 10 to 20 years? Ninety-five percent of the time an insulated spray foam roof can be installed over the existing roof that would otherwise need to be torn off and hauled to a dump. This means those old materials will be taking up space and harming the environment for decades to come. A spray foam roof will last longer, is 100% more energy efficient, and will dramatically reduce the physical waste that would otherwise head straight to a landfill using any other roofing material like PVC, Bitumen, Tar & Gravel or Torch Down Rolled Roofing.
According to the EPA, replacing asphalt roofs alone produced 11 to 13 million tons of landfill waste each year. Other estimates have found that roofing waste can compose of up to 20% of all construction, demolition and landfill waste.
Considering that only about 5 percent of these tear-off roof materials are recycled every year, the impact on our environment over decades of using outdated materials is huge.
This is why the decision to replace flat roofs with any other material besides a spray foam roof is simply a poor decision – not only does it mean a huge amount of trash and landfill waste after only a few years of keeping a roof over your head, it also means that all that money you spent on your home or building will be hauled away and dumped as trash.
A spray foam roof, with proper maintenance and re-coating ever 15-20 years, will last longer than any other roofing material and guarantee you are getting the most value out of your roof, keeping your investment over your head rather than in a dump.