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Aluminum Roofing and the Environment

Aluminum is a roofing material that can be used in all climate conditions, and is well suited to applications requiring strength, durability, and a lightweight. And, aluminum fits the “cradle-to-cradle” environmental criteria. Simply put, this means that existing aluminum materials can be recycled an indeterminate number of times, thereby reducing the pollution required to manufacture and the landfill space needed for disposal. It is worthwhile to note that studies have shown that composition shingles buried in landfills will take over 300 years to decompose.

Unlike heavy tile and slate roofing, aluminum roofing does not require structural reinforcement. Aluminum is also highly resistant to corrosion, making it suitable for coastal roofing applications. Being malleable, Aluminum also lends itself nicely to intricate and detailed patterns, and can easily be formed to replicate classic profiles such as natural Slate, Clay Tile, or even Wood Shakes. Aluminum Roofing can be designed to as Interlock Roofing, meaning it may be locked on all four corners for ultimate durability and protection.