Colorado Springs Roofing: Article About Environmentally Responsible Roofing Contractors
When hiring a roofer, there are many things to consider. Many homeowners want to make their houses as green as possible, and the environmental responsibility of the roofing company is one of many things that factor into their choice for a contractor. Until recently, there was no certification that a homeowner could research to investigate a roofer's commitment to green practices. GAF, a leading roofing materials manufacturer, has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to create the Certified Green Roofer Program. Some Colorado Springs roofing contractors have already earned this certification.
A Certified Green roofer must first be a GAF Master Elite Contractor. That means that they have already passed rigorous standards that mark them as the best in their profession and are committed to ongoing education in roofing standards. Nationwide, only 3 percent of roofers meet the strict qualifications for becoming a GAF Master Elite Roofer. These roofers are the only ones who can become Certified Green Roofers. They truly are the best of the best.
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Earning the Green Certification means that the roofer has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability in all of its roofing practices, that they are involved in ongoing education about newer and greener roofing products and standards as they are implemented, and that they are committed to recycling the waste generated by tear offs. Certified Green contractors are committed not only to recycling on the job site but also in the day-to-day practices of their offices. This means that old asphalt shingles, roofing nails, and sheet metal roofing are recycled alongside office paper and empty water bottles.
Since the beginning of the program in 2010, hundreds of roofers have shown their commitment to environmental responsibility by successfully completing the program. There are many advantages of hiring a Certified Green Roofer. Namely, such roofers have already passed the basic requirements for being hired. They are licensed, bonded and insured according to the regulations of the communities served. They have proven track records of quality work and satisfied customers who are willing to show their new roofs to other potential customers. They care about the environment and conserving natural resources for future generations.
For homeowners, hiring a Certified Green roofer means peace of mind, not only in knowing that the roof they have just purchased was wellinstalled and will last as long or longer than the amazing warranty that came with it but also in knowing that the roofer did everything possible to make their home energy efficient and environmentally responsible.