Objective: Demonstrate environmentally friendly roofing options by replacing the roof on the main barn, granary and chicken coop with recycled and environmentally friendly roofing materials.
Facing a severely degraded and leaking barn roof, we saw an opportunity to demonstrate to the public that there are environmentally friendly roofing options. Instead of replacing the roofs on the main barn, granary and attached chicken coop with traditional asphalt shingles, we chose a high recycled content metal roof called Central Guard Panel-Loc Plus manufactured by Central States Manufacturing.
Other "green" roofing options include recycled metal such as aluminum and products that use a combination of recycled plastics and rubber materials. One product even uses crushed limestone powder with plastic to replicate slate shingles.
We wanted to be able to point to the roof and tell someone, "There are one million beer cans in this roof," such as in the case of our metal roof, green both in color and in its environmental impact.