Building green means more than just use of sustainable materials. Building green means building with pemanence:
We know that some LEED points can be added when a product is made within a specific distance from the building site. The rationale for this is, less fuel is expended in transportation which in turn contributes to less carbon emissions. Though the spirit of the sentiment is good, what this does not account for is the permanence of the product being specified. Don’t succumb to the idea that everything labeled “green” is really green. If a product isn’t lasting and maintenance-free, it isn’t green.
Take into consideration the amount of trips to and from the job site which will be required by repair technicians. Consider the extra material that will need to be shipped back to the site. Consider the gas-guzzling construction machines and vehicles which will need to be utilized. Consider the caulk or other ineffective and environmentally polluting products that will probably be applied to fix the repair. Consider the environmental impact of the waste material. Consider that if it failed once, it will fail many times more.
Has the environment been helped by choosing a “green” material that consistently needs maintenance? Indeed, it might even have been adversely affected.
We come from a legacy of permanence where efficient buildings – built once – last maintenance-free for hundreds and hundreds of years and restoration projects are never continuously “restored”. We have the ability to help you achieve the same immutable result. You do not have a one-size-fits-all project. Let us help you devise the solutions you need to achieve the lasting outcome you require for your sustainble buildings.
Because our systems our engineered, they accept engineered accessories which further enhance green building efforts:
Snow is comprised of 98% air which we know to be one of the greatest ways to insulate a building. Keeping snow on the roof therefore, makes a great deal of sense. Our snow abatement systems are the best the world has to offer.
Our solar panel holders are the same TÜV certified products as our snow guards and similarly engineered. They go up easily and are the strongest systems on the market.
We can fabricate all manner of metal roof accessories available no where else. From radius gutters to seamless round valleys and any kind of technically tricky adornment, trimming, attachment or component, we are your source for all engineered metal roofing and cladding accessories.
Versatility of design and application:
The word “green” or the phrase “environmentally sustainable architecture” frequently conjures up an image of drab and uninteresting. As a designer, it might feel like your hands are tied; that you can’t use the “brushes and paints” you need to create your masterpiece.
Boring? Us? Never!
Our systems come in a myriad of sizes and angles. And there are countless ways systems metals and finishes can be combined. If it makes sense from an engineering perspective, we’ll build anything your artistry can devise. And because the systems come from us, you know they’ll be appropriate for the application and will last.
We are continually developing new, sophisticated, innovative products. We specialize in the difficult and artistic, but we have a system for everyone. Absolutely everyone can live a better lifestyle from the benefits our products offer. The Earth will be much greener because of our collaborative efforts.
We look forward to working together with you to make a cleaner, more beautiful world.
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