Green Roof Solutions – What Makes Them Truly “Green”?
In this day and age, sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings are preferred over the alternatives. While everyone tries to do their bit towards a greener community, the topic of green roof solutions, especially for new buildings and developments, comes under scrutiny. Which roofing products are considered “green” and which aren’t?
Being involved in the roofing industry, we have heard many debates about what really makes a product “green” in terms of the manufacturing processes involved and design. Understanding what “green” really means is a good starting point. A truly green product first and foremost saves energy in the actual design and the way in which it is manufactured. The impact that the roofing product has on the earth must be minimised in terms of carbon emissions and similar pollution. It must also reduce the potential for waste by being recyclable or at least manufactured from materials that are recycled. The lifecycle of the product actually plays a vital role in deciding if a product can qualify as being “green” or not.
The following 4 areas of the roofing product’s lifecycle should be scrutinised: raw materials used, the manufacturing process, the service on the roof, and how the products are disposed of at the end of the lifespan.
That being said, it’s easy to see why concrete and clay products are considered to be green. Concrete and clay roofing tiles are made from sustainable green materials. They offer a long lifecycle and the manufacturing processes used ensure a reduced carbon footprint, especially when compared with the materials and manufacturing processes used when creating other roofing products on the market.
The raw materials that are used for the concrete and clay roof tiles that we stock and sell at Marley Roofing are locally sourced, which means that carbon emissions are minimised, as stock doesn’t have to be transported over a long distance.
Now that we have determined that concrete and clay roof tiles are true green roof solutions, let’s take a look at the advantages of choosing these roof tiles for your home or commercial building.
- Both roofing tile variants are manufactured in a wide array of colours to match your home’s exterior.
- You will have access to a full range of profiles and styles, which can emulate various other types of materials, such as wood, slate and so on.
- Both concrete and clay tiles offer long-term durability and the lowest life cycle cost when compared with other roofing materials.
- Clay and concrete are fire resistant products.
- These roofing tiles are built to withstanding harsh and changing weather conditions. Hail, rain, wind, snow and sunshine are no match for these tiles.
- Roofing tiles are very easy to install, when entrusted to a professional roofing company.
- Clay and concrete tiles can easily be repaired and replaced if they are damaged. Each tile can be removed and replaced individually.
Why Choose Marley Roofing for Your Green Roofing Solutions?
There’s bound to be some tough competition on the market when you shop around for a roofing supplier and while we know that our products speak for themselves, we would like to tell you a little more about our company. Marley Roofing is not a new service provider in the roofing industry. Our company has 4 modern manufacturing plants located in KZN, Gauteng and the Western Cape. We have a reputation that precedes us, as we are dedicated to providing our clients with top-quality products and the type of customer service excellence that’s hard to match.
Marley Roofing is certified in the following standards, which provide both private and commercial clients with peace of mind:
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- OHSAS 18001
You can also download our BEE certificate, our Quality Policy statement and our Environmental Policy statement.
We are internationally recognised because we form part of the Etex Group, which operates in over 44 countries and employs over 16 000 people. The sheer success of our products on a global scale alone proves that we are a brand and team to trust with your roofing needs.
Are you ready to invest in roof solutions that are truly green and will provide you with a wealth of roofing benefits? Waste no more time. Get in touch with us at Marley Roofing via email or telephone for more useful information and advice on our roofing products and rates today.