Feature Article

Better Choices in Low-Slope Roofing

There are big differences in environmental impacts of commercial roofing materials, but the biggest variable may be service life.

October 5, 2011

The ideal roof system would have a long service life, keeping overall life-cycle costs and environmental impact down. It would contribute to the energy efficiency of the building, keeping you comfortable year-round without wasting energy. It would use low-impact, recyclable, low-toxicity materials, so you don’t shelter yourself at the expense of your neighbors and the environment. And in an ideal world, you would get it all at a low cost.