BEING SUSTAINABLE ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU THINK

Sometimes the best way to be “Green” and “Sustainable” is to make the things that you have last longer.  This way you are not filling up landfills with disposal, or wasting new resources with replacement and transportation.  It doesn’t always have to be about utilizing the best, newest, energy conscious systems.

This means that when it comes to the roof on your building, you do not have to wait until it gets replaced to be sustainable.  After the roof is on the building, the best way to make it last longer is through a good Preventive Maintenance Plan.

I could write at length on Preventive Maintenance for roofs, we have been doing it for many, many years, but I found that these articles from “Today’s Facility Manager” do an excellent job.

The Missing Link In Roof Considerations   http://www.todaysfacilitymanager.com/tfm_04_11_news4.asp

Lessons in Roof Maintenance  http://www.todaysfacilitymanager.com/tfm_06_11_news1.php

A Roof Should Be An Asset, Not A Liability http://www.todaysfacilitymanager.com/tfm_02_01_news2.asp


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3 Responses to “BEING SUSTAINABLE ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU THINK”

  1. Michael Says:

    Very informative and eye-opening articles.
    Thank you.

  2. Jeremy Walter Says:

    Great thought, Joe. I think the sustainability/green market is missing a huge opportunity with homeowners or citizens as a whole who may not be in a position to go all green by new products/buildings, but could go green/sustainable by performing work to their present situation.

    It actually reminds me of an article I just read this morning about saving money, in that if you “saved” $1,200 on a $4,000 television that you didn’t really need, you really didn’t save any money at all. It’s just an illusion of savings, similar to it’s just an illusion that the only way to be sustainable is to be building new.

    • bestroofer Says:

      Thanks Jeremy. If you can make what you have last longer, sometimes that is as “GREEN” as it gets (also it keeps more green in your wallet).

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