May 092010

For those of you who do not know what the term carbon footprint means, here is the definition.

A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organization, event or product. A  person, nation, or organization’s carbon footprint is measured by doing a GHG emissions assessment. When the size of a carbon footprint is quantified, a plan can be implemented to reduce it.

How can installing a metal roof on one’s home reduce one’s carbon footprint?

Today’s premium aluminum metal roofing is coated in a PVDF resin known as Kynar 500. Depending on the color choice, these roofs can reflect from 25- 97% of the heat gain that would typically be absorbed into the house. These roofs maintain these reflective characteristics for decades.  The roof is usually the least energy efficient element of the building exterior, and the use of  Kynar 500 coated premium aluminum metal roofing can make a huge contribution to the energy efficiency of the total house.

Most people are unaware that it is buildings, not the transportation segment, of our planet, that is responsible for most of the greenhouse gases generated today, upwards to 48%.  A few manufacturers of aluminum roofs use recycled aluminum from industrial scrap, while others use post-consumer recycled aluminum beverage cans.  Consider the choice that utilizes the post-consumer recycled aluminum.  These roofs are great for the environment. They save energy and will reduce your home’s carbon footprint for the next 100 years.

There are federal tax credits now available in 2009 for the installation of these energy star rated aluminum metal roofs. You should check with your individual state for state tax credits as well.

The installation of one of these metal roofs will contribute up to 15 points in the Federal Government’s LEED program.

Mike Gonet is a Sr. Partner with Classic Metal Roofs, LLC,
located in Massachusetts and serving all of Southern New England.
For information, call toll free 866-660-6668.
Classic Metal Roofs, LLC, is the exclusive dealer in Southern New England for Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Inc. of Ohio.
Let our certified installation crews install a new metal roof on your home.
Our installers are employees of Classic Metal Roofs, LLC.
We are licensed and insured in the states we work.

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