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Eco-Friendly Living: The Sustainable Benefits of Metal Roofing

Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of trash you create in a single day? With all the talk of protecting our planet in recent years, you’ve probably thought about it but you’re not completely sure of the impact.

As it turns out, the average North American produces over four pounds (almost two kilograms) every day. That’s a lot. And where does all that trash come from? It comes from things we don’t even think twice about. Napkins and paper towels. Clothing that has lost its quality. Food scraps. Paper. It’s really endless.

There’s no doubt that a lot of waste is created in the construction space. That’s why manufacturers like BarrierBoss are trying to raise the stakes by creating high-quality materials that will last and stand the test of time. And, that’s why we focus on creating strong metal products that are recyclable and less likely to end up in landfills.

Understanding Eco-Friendly Living

We hear a lot about eco-friendly living. But what exactly does that mean? It’s about minimizing environmental harm while conserving precious resources. There are things you can do to lessen your environmental footprint. The result reduces energy consumption and utilizes recycled materials. 

Let’s look at some of the things you can do to lessen your negative impact on our planet. 

  • Reduce Energy Consumption: Use energy-efficient appliances and consider alternative energy sources such as solar or wind power.
  • Utilize Recycled Materials: Incorporate materials made from recycled content, such as high-efficiency lighting and low-pressure water fixtures. Invest in steel fencing, roofing, or siding instead of vinyl, asphalt, and wood alternatives. 
  • Conserve Resources: We’re not talking about showering with a friend. But we are saying that we must pay attention to how we use the available resources. For example, looking into geothermal heating and cooling to reduce reliance on non-renewable resources.
  • Sustainable Food Choices: Grow vegetables at home and purchase food products with sustainable packaging.
  • Build with Sustainable Materials: Opt for eco-friendly building materials like corrugated metal roofing. Steel happens to be one of the most eco-friendly options for exterior (and interior) design. Because it is so strong, you need less of it. And, it’s endlessly recyclable. We love that phrase—endlessly recyclable. Feels good, doesn’t it?

So, metal roofing is a great example of sustainable building practices. It contains recycled materials and is fully recyclable at the end of its long service life. How long of a life? Most steel fencing, roofing, and siding products can last 40 to 50 years, if not more.

Additionally, it's so strong that it lessens the need for frequent repairs or replacements. This is also great for minimizing environmental impact.

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The Rise of Sustainable Practices

According to recent data from The Economist Intelligence Unit, there has been a 71% increase in online searches for sustainable goods worldwide over the past five years. That’s because more people want to make smart decisions when investing in products for themselves, their homes, and more.

A survey conducted by McKinsey & Co. says that 66% of all respondents, of which 75% were millennials, consider sustainability when making purchases. This shows the growing awareness of environmental issues. People want to protect our planet. And we want to be part of the story!

We’re ready to help consumers who want to make better choices in the products that they buy. Our metal products are made from 26-gauge galvanized steel. We finish the steel on both sides with high-quality PVDF/ NoFade paint. This means that not only are we using a sustainable material, it is super strong, and will last much longer than the 29-gauge metal product offered by some of our competitors.

Sustainable Solutions: Corrugated Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a sustainable building solution. Different from traditional roofing materials like asphalt, which typically last only 12-20 years, metal roofs, especially when using BarrierBoss products, have an impressive lifespan of 40-70 years. This means less need for replacement and less waste.

Also, metal roofing contributes to eco-friendly living by conserving resources. While metal itself is not renewable, it is strong and recyclable (we’re really trying to hammer this message home, pun intended). Metals are considered non-renewable resources due to their formation process, which occurred over millions of years under extreme heat and pressure. Therefore, while metal can be recycled, it's not a resource that can be replenished in nature within a short timeframe. Thankfully, it is built to last.

Corrugated Metal Roofing On A House

Corrugated Metal Roofing

Benefits of Corrugated Metal Roofing in Sustainable Design

Metal roofing is good for our planet. Unlike traditional materials like bamboo and wood, which may have limitations, metal roofing can be used for so many purposes. Building a barndominium or pole barn? Yep, metal roofing is where it's at. Want to build a She Shed for the special lady in your life? Yep, choose corrugated metal roofing and siding.

Comparing metal roofing with other eco-friendly materials reveals several advantages:

  • Strong: Metal roofing outlasts many other materials. It has a 40-50-year lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
  • Recyclable: Metal roofing is 100% recyclable at the end of its long service life. This minimizes waste and reduces the demand for new raw materials.
  • Energy Efficient: Metal roofs reflect solar heat and reduce the need for air conditioning during warmer months. This can save you money on your energy bill.
  • Easy to Maintain: Metal roofing requires minimal maintenance compared to other materials. All you need is eco-friendly soap and a garden hose to wash it clean.

With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that more and more homeowners and contractors are turning to metal fencing, siding, and roofing. 

Embracing Eco-Friendly Living with Corrugated Metal Roofing 

Eco-friendly living is good for the planet. We can significantly impact the environment by reducing energy consumption, utilizing recycled materials, and making sustainable choices. In this article, we've explored how metal roofing stands out as a sustainable building solution. It’s strong, recyclable, and energy-efficient.
Choose BarrierBoss for high-quality metal roofing solutions that enhance your home's sustainability. Contribute to a healthier planet for generations to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy corrugated metal roofing from BarrierBoss?

At BarrierBoss, we use nothing but high-quality and super-strong 26-gauge galvanized steel. Our zinc batching process allows us to monitor the quality and ensure you’re getting nothing but the best. Some of the competitors you come across likely use 29-gauge steel. And unfortunately, it is thinner, and not as strong as 26-gauge (the smaller the number, the stronger the metal). 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing?

At BarrierBoss, we encourage homeowners and contractors to consider steel roofing for these reasons:

  • Can withstand harsh weather conditions—rain, snow, sleet, and hail
  • Less likely to corrode or rust due to the PVDF finish and high-quality metal
  • Lasts longer than asphalt roofing
  • Has a super modern look that we know you’ll love

As far as disadvantages, the potential drawback is the upfront investment. Metal roofing products come with a higher price tag than asphalt or other roofing materials. However, when you consider that metal can last 40 to 50 years, it is definitely the most sound investment.

How long will my new metal roof last?

Most roofs last about 20 to 25 years. They simply wear down from the daily exposure to the elements. Even the heat of the sun can cause roofing materials to lose their strength and longevity. Steel roofing is known to last 4o0 to 50 years. In some cases, your metal roof will last long.

Does BarrierBoss offer a metal roofing warranty?

We’re so confident in our metal roofing products that we warranty all of our roofing materials for 40 years. Do you need to file a warranty claim? Contact us to let us know the details. We’ll be happy to work with you on the next steps.