Celebrating Earth Day & Earth Consciousness in the World of Roofing
You may not know, but there are many practices and products that the roofing industry has developed that are environmentally friendly. From low VOC adhesives to reflective roof membranes and green roof solutions, the industry continues to evolve while keeping our environment at the forefront. Our roofing processes often include recycling previously used material as well as the re-use of some when possible. Here at BDR, our team gets excited when we are able to incorporate these practices into our processes.
“Our roofing processes often include recycling previously used material as well as the re-use of some when possible.”
For our clients, what we often see is the need for a tired roof system to be removed and replaced with something new. In these cases, the existing roof has lived through what Mother Nature sent its way and is no longer able to provide their asset with proper dry shelter. These scenarios provide us with opportunities to incorporate varying levels of sustainability into the future solution. From the simple task of recycling EPDM rubber or asphalt shingles during the removal phase, to the complexity of integrating vegetative or cool roofing into the re-roof concept, BDR can help. We absolutely love being a part of the creative/conceptual phase of project planning where we can incorporate our knowledge and skills to be a trusted resource for you!
Some of our favorite projects incorporate intricately removing natural slate or tile, restoring the substrate, protecting it with waterproof underlayment and then reinstalling the same beautiful slate/tile to restore the asset to its previous beauty. In addition to the materials that we use, we are also stewards of continuing the craftsmanship legacy of the tried-and-true installation techniques such as the use of irons as opposed to modern torches. This effort allows us to provide exceptional products while fostering training for the next generation of roof installers.
Our team was able to salvage and reuse the tile atop the UGA Marine Institute located on historic Sapelo Island, which dates back to the 1930s, during the building’s reroof in 2015.
Lastly, a fun fact: Did you know that while science has proven a very light shade of pink has the greatest level of reflectivity of the sun’s UV impact, BDR is able to install a pure white single-ply roofing membrane to gain reflectivity over comparable products? This practice is widely used on commercial as well as residential low-slope style applications which are often referred to as “flat roofs”. Not only will the resilient reflective white membrane do a wonderful job reducing radiant heat load, but we are also able to establish as high of an R-value as the project will allow providing sound insulation for a comfortable environment in the space below.
Give us a call at 855-BONE-DRY so that we can help you celebrate Earth Day every day!