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Green Roofing Trends: GAF’s Solar Powered Roof Vents

Eco-Friendly Roofing Practices 

Green-building-RooferAs time moves forward and we witness the blow that society has given to our environment a sense of urgency is stirred for innovation and change in the building community. Many manufacturer’s have developed effective eco-friendly alternatives in their product lines that are part of the new “building green” trend. Among those who are making a huge push to encourage builders and contractors to go green is GAF Roofing. GAF is leading the pack with their green roofer’s program and contractor certifications. They have produced many cool and green products in their award winning line of roofing materials but one that stands out to me is their “Green Machine” solar powered attic vent.

The Green Machine Attic Vent by GAF Roofing 

GAF Solar Powered Attic Vent

The Green Machine solar power attic vent is a great green roofing solution. A huge issue roofing contractors run into when they are re-roofing an older home is inadequate attic ventilation. Code requirements have changed in the last 20 years so its not uncommon to see very few vents on a large roof of an older home. GAF’s solar powered attic vent provides the following benefits and features:

  • It works weather the sun is out or not so it provides 24 hour a day cooling.
  • It uses 80% less power than a standard power vent.
  • It automatically switches between solar and house power when necessary.
  • This unit is controlled by the thermostat providing additional savings.
  • It comes with a 5 year limited warranty and a 2 year labor protection plus warranty (some restrictions apply).
  • It is easy to change out in case of warranty issue.

Locate A Green Roofing Contractor

If you are interested in having Green Roofing attic vents installed on your home start by locating a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor in your area. A Master Elite contractor is a top certified roofer and is the best when it comes to quality and customer satisfaction. Simply go to www.gaf.com an then:

Type in your zip code as shown in the picture below:

 

GAF-Green-Roofing

This will pull up a list of top level Master Elite roofing contractors in your area, you will see a screen that looks like the one below. All of the Master Elite contractors as are safe choice. You can also find a roofer here with a designated Green Roofer certification from GAF:

 

GAF Master Elite Contractor Profiles

This contractor profile shows pictures of completed work, independent customer reviews and special awards and designations. If you are looking for a contractor that is focused on green building and recycling you will be able to locate one by the “Certified Green Roofer” emblem as pictured below.

 

GAF Certified Green Roofer

 

Chase Construction NW, Inc proudly recycles its asphalt roofing shingles and installs sustainable building products. If you are interested in re-roofing your home or commercial building with green products or cool products contact us today at (253) 544-3651. We specialize in all types of roofing. Chase NW has been servicing the roofing needs of the Puget Sound for over a decade including: Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Auburn, Puyallup, Fife, Federal Way, Tacoma, Olympia and the surrounding cities.

Related Articles & Green Roofing Resources:

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Cool & Green Roofing By Marcus Anthony

Cool Flat Roofing-This is a site you can find a wealth of information about cool and sustainable roofing, seriously. Connect with Leo B. on google + for more info.

Solar Roofing Information Houston-By Bill Hubbell-Another godfather in the cool roofing world.

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