Did you know that a typical 2,000 square foot shingle roof weighs 5400 pounds and contains over 200 gallons of sticky, black crude oil?
Beyond the environmental impact, have you ever thought about your human capital? Your employees and yourself are the ones to carry every single one of those 5,400 pounds. There must be an easier, if not lighter, way!
The Weight of an Injury
CPWR.com reports that the largest complaint among construction workers is back pain. In fact, the Department of Labor research says the average number of days missed because of injuries in the construction industry is twelve – nearly two full weeks per injury.
As a contractor and a business owner, you’re already aware that accidents and injuries can cost your company a lot of money!
There is one way to get around the very heavy load: Metal Roofing Installation!
A metal roof, of the same size, weighs half as much as a traditional asphalt roof. This means that you can design with lighter weight materials! And, save your back in the process! It’s a win/win!
Another benefit of a metal roof is that it’s made of recycled materials and is 100% recyclable at the end of it’s life.
I should also mention that metal roofs last 200-300% longer than traditional roofs, which need to be replaced every 15-25 years.
Lighten Your Load
Not only is a metal roof more earth friendly and lighter weight, it will probably outlive us all!
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