Quick Answer to "Is Metal Roofing Environmentally Friendly?":
Yes, metal roofs are environmentally friendly and can be recycled after they are torn off.
100% Environmentally Friendly Metal Roofing from Three Tree Roofing
Yes, metal roofing can be recycled to be 100% environmentally friendly. There are two major factors that go into making a metal roofs environmentally friendly. First, the metal roofing should be made, at least partially, from recycled materials. The second is, when the metal material is removed from your home, it needs to be recycled.
Recycled steel metal scraps can be made into high quality tools through a process using an electric arc furnace. Stainless steel can also be made in this way.
At Three Tree Roofing, we source our metal roofing from Nu-Ray Metals. Nu-Ray manufactures all metal roofing materials with a portion of each metal sheet consisting of at least 30% recycled steel.
When we remove metal roofing from a roof replacement project, we take the old metal roofing to a recycler that sells the material back to companies that manufacture products from the recycled metal. The following is a sample list of some products that are made from recycled steel:
- Aeronautical and aerospace equipment, including airplanes and rockets
- Aluminum siding, doors, and window frames
- Bed frames and mattress springs
- Cast iron sinks and bathtubs
- Cooking pots and pans
- Electrical wire
- Eyeglass frames
- Farm equipment
- Food and beverage containers
- Hospital equipment
- Industrial cuttings
- Industrial machinery
- Locks and doorknobs
- Office equipment and furniture
- Park and playground equipment
- Railroad and subway cars
- Roadbed reinforcing bars
- Structural steel building frames
- Telephone wire
Three Tree Roofing Staff are Metal Roofing Experts
Three Tree Roofing includes a 25 year workmanship warranty on all metal roof installs. We have dedicated metal roofing crews that install metal roofs and no other types of roofing. This allows our metal roofing crews to focus on metal roofing and be the best metal roofers in Washington state.
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