A word on sustainability. A roof is a terrible thing to waste.

Demolition and dismantling of the remnants of the large industrial facility.

Decisions made by facility managers many times come down to dollars and cents. But what if the most financially sound decision also made sense for the environment? Win-win, right?

The EPA estimates that 548 million tons of debris from construction and demolition materials was created in 2015; much of it undoubtedly from waste created during roof tear-offs and replacements.

Therefore, it stands to reason that preventing roof replacements would minimize the amount of roofing material waste shipped to landfills. But, how do you best prevent roof replacements and still resolve a problem roof?

Re-roofing alternatives, such as a roof restoration, can be efficient, effective and waste-eliminating.

At Simon Roofing, our bias has always been to look for opportunities to repair and restore first. Facility managers who run to failure on their roofs may think they’re saving money along the way toward an outcome that’s inevitable. But that’s simply not the case.

Roof restoration by Simon Roofing on complicated industrial rooftop

Most roofs can be restored if they have useful life remaining and if they’re intervened upon in a timely manner. A quality restoration can not only stop leaks and bring a roof back to watertight condition, but can also extend it’s useful life and warranty.

Best yet, the roof can typically be restored and extended over and over again with proper maintenance. In the end, you’re putting off the need to replace it; and the costs, disruption and landfill waste that comes with it.

Simon Roofing can help you integrate principles of waste-reduction, preventative maintenance and life-cycle cost reduction for your roof into your corporate sustainability program. Contact us to learn more.

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