Learning how to live a sustainable lifestyle is on the upward trend in modern America and especially in the Ann Arbor region of Michigan. It is a great endeavor that pulls from a variety of sources, aiming for an integrated, green mode of living. But how do you implement sustainable strategies when looking at something life a shingle roof replacement? Here are a few ideas, courtesy of our team at Victors Roofing:
Hire a Local Contractor
Part of the effort to a smaller, more sustainable lifestyle focuses on using local resources. During a construction project, this means hiring a local contractor who regularly services the area you live in.
Hiring locally supports the economy of our community and encourages professional craftsmen in your area.
Choose a Roof System that Will Last
Replacing a roof inevitably creates material which must be recycled or disposed of in landfills. By choosing a longer lasting roof product, you help to reducing the amount of waste created over time.
Many products available for your shingle roof replacement come with projected lifespans and valuable warranties that will help to extend the life of your investment. Speak with your local contractor to determine which roof will best suit the needs of your home, lifestyle, and budget.
Invest in Quality Shingles
High quality shingles can give homeowners greater energy efficiency, saving both your pocketbook and the environment. Moreover, better shingles give your home a higher resale value, providing a valuable investment for the local economy.
Take Time to Insulate
Attic insulation plays a huge role in the overall health of your roof and the energy efficiency of your home. Making the effort to assess the insulation (and ventilation) of the attic area will increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Ask an Expert
For advice on products and warranties available for your next shingle roof replacement, contact our team at Victors Roofing.