LEED-certified homes: Understanding a roof’s impact on the environment

LEED-certified homes: Understanding a roof’s impact on the environment

Want to build or redo your roof, but not sure what type of roofing material to choose? First, it’s important to question the sustainability of the materials, their nature and the maintenance required to make a sustainable choice in terms of the environment.

What is LEED certification?
Each year, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) issues LEED certifications for green homes. It’s the benchmark when it comes to the design, construction and operation of high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED homes use much less energy, water and other natural resources, so occupants benefit from important energy savings.

The advantages of LEED homes
In Quebec, interest in LEED-certified sustainable housing is growing. Not only does it have a positive environmental impact, but LEED certification also increases the market value of your home. Indeed, the energy efficiency and durability of the materials used provide buyers with peace of mind since they can rely on this benchmark certification for sustainable buildings.

DECRA steel tiles
When it comes to choosing your roofing material, it’s important to think about its durability, quality and environmental impact. DECRA brand light steel roof tiles are an ideal choice. These tiles are made of aluminum and zinc alloy coated with ceramic-covered mineral granules fixed in place with a polymer. With this high-quality product, buyers can expect a lifespan that exceeds 100 years. Moreover, the environmental impact is low as DECRA steel tiles are recyclable. That’s why DECRA steel tiles help your home be LEED certified.

Would you like more information regarding the installation of a DECRA-clad steel roof tile? Contact our team!