Let’s be clear: climate change and weather are not equivalents. Day-to-day weather is not the same as long-term trends in planet warming and more extreme weather. Yet climate change is evident in extreme flooding, more frequent hurricanes, and longer and hotter droughts. Westfall Roofing understands climate change is a mixed issue, with some genuine positives and many concerning negatives.
Climate Change: Good for Business?
For Westfall Roofing, some aspects of climate change are actually good for business. We repair and install roofs. The more hurricanes, wind storms, and rough weather, the more in-demand roofers are.
Don’t misunderstand. We don’t want our business to profit from the planet’s loss. Yet we are seeing hurricanes arrive earlier and stay longer than in earlier years. Storm seasons are also punctuated by more hurricanes and tropical storms, arriving more frequently.
Westfall Roofing is Ready
Fiberglass-asphalt shingles are the leading residential roofing material and have been for many years. Yet they are made with petroleum, and burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change. At Westfall Roofing, we can often suggest more energy-efficient, greener options to homeowners and commercial property owners.
Metal roofing is extremely energy efficient. Total solar roof reflectivity of metal panels can be boosted for even greater efficiency:
- Some colors reflect heat better than others, lowering your cooling bills
- All metal roofs have federal Energy Star ratings
- Westfall Roofing can install a radiant barrier to help with reflectivity
Westfall Roofing Keeps Customers First
Deep-pocket companies and the Department of Defense may be able to tap and divert ample funds to deal with climate change. Individual homeowners often struggle even with simple home improvements.
Westfall Roofing is here to help. We partner with the Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), a nonprofit green bank working to provide financing for sustainable home improvements to low- and middle-income residents.
Steve Sowders from Westfall Roofing recently interviewed with The Invading Sea, which you can read about more here, or watch the interview:
Climate change should not become an economic issue which separates the haves from the have-nots. At Westfall Roofing we think everyone deserves a safe roof on their own personal castle. We can work with customers to find ways to finance a new roof and be ready for climate change. In the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas, your local, reliable roofer is Westfall Roofing. Please contact us today to learn more ways we are preparing for and dealing with climate change. We can also provide you with a wide range of services for your home or business.