With so many international treaties being signed and governments pledging to reduce the carbon footprint, it is hard to believe that an industry would go unaffected by it.
This is true of the roofing industry as well. Conscious efforts have been made by the industry to make its contribution towards environment conservation. And a result of these efforts is sustainable roof.
Now in ordinary parlance, a sustainable roof is one which during its different stages of design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and even demolition optimizes the use of natural resources and preserves environment. But how is this done practically in real world? Here is a step by step explanation of how www.soprema.ca develops sustainable roof through each stage.
Stage 1: Design
This stage involves designing and engineering. We design the roof to be created using recycled products bio-degradable raw material. We ensure that the product packaging also is done in such a way that it does not add to the landfill waste.
Stage 2: Raw Materials
We ensure that our raw materials are not coming from scarce resources that are extracted from the nature. This way we ensure that we are not contributing to the extinction process of a particular resource. We also make sure that the synthetic material that we use is not made using processes that emit fumes.
Stage 3: Manufacturing
During the manufacturing process, we combine the natural resources with the synthetically produced material. However this process can produce waste. We ensure that this waste is properly handled and treated and does not pollute the land, water, or air of the region.
Stage 4: Transporting of Product
Transportation is a common thread between different stages of the lifecycle – right from transporting raw materials to moving waste and even transporting finished product. So we set up our warehouses in such a way that we maximize the use of railroads and do not add more vehicles to the road. If possible we manufacture and install the roofs locally to avoid transportation.
Stage 5: Installation
Here we use the best possible installation method and accessories for the roof. We ensure that we minimize the seepages and leakages of products like adhesives to reduce any kind of pollution during this stage.
Stage 6: Servicing
We ensure that our products have maximum life span so that we can reduce the production cycle that can cause environmental damage.