EcoTech Creates Greenest Roofing Product On the Market, Revolutionizing the Industry

Nothing has been more un-green and un-environmentally-friendly than the archaic roofing industry, which for more than 100 years has been defined by unsafe, landfill-cluttering, energy-inefficient products like asphalt, metal, wood, clay, & concrete.
By: Jeffrey Barrett
 
Sept. 4, 2010 - PRLog -- But EcoTech Roofing Systems has changed the game -- forever. The Los Angeles-based company has made one of the biggest breakthroughs – if not the biggest -- in the history of the roofing industry by developing the greenest, most environmentally-sustainable roofing system ever.

With its innovative technically-advanced engineered roofing panels, EcoTech is also the lightest, safest, and most durable roofing product ever developed, increasing home value, saving energy, reducing energy costs, and enhancing the home's architectural beauty.

“First and foremost, EcoTech is all about being green, eco-friendly and sustainable,” says the company’s CEO Jeffrey Barrett, Sr. “We’re committed to environmental leadership in all aspects of our business.  Eco-friendly and sustainable responsibility is crucial to the future of our country and the future of our children and grandchildren.”

From an eco-friendly, environmental perspective, not a single product on the market can touch EcoTech, which uses the least amount of the Earth’s resources, is 100% recyclable and has 0% waste in manufacturing. It has the highest Class A fire rating. Its product protects houses and families through high winds of up to 130 mph. EcoTech is resistant to mold, mildew and algae, saving homeowners additional money over time.  And, since EcoTech is made with patented interlocking highly-advanced polymer panels that are essentially unbreakable, having to replace broken pieces is unnecessary, thus saving homeowners more money. The highly-advanced polymer material helps EcoTech reflect heat back into atmosphere and provides additional insulation, thus dramatically reducing homeowners’ and building owners’ heating and cooling costs.

“It’s the most eco-friendly, innovative, unique product I’ve ever seen,” says roofing contractor Tom Waddle, owner of Perfect Choice Roofing of San Diego, Calif., one of the biggest roofing contracting companies in the country. “I see several new products every few months or so, and there is nothing like this. EcoTech’s technology is so revolutionary in that it is the first product that will move the roofing industry out of a totally asphalt-based material truly for the first time in history. That’s critical for the environment and sustainability. It’s a true game-changer.”

Since EcoTech is so durable, it is “the only roof a homeowner will ever need,” Barrett adds.

To bring to consumers a “true green" roofing choice, “we approached the development of the product designs with the goal of creating a lighter, safer, more durable and environmental-friendly product that was easier to install while reducing injuries, eliminating product breakage and decreasing energy costs,” Barrett says.

EcoTech is the ideal example of a sustainable green roofing product that encompasses all the considerations of a sustainable roofing product with low environmental impact as well as meeting all national standards, according to Dr. Jim Stewart, Ph.D., the Organizing Director for Earth Day Los Angeles, Chief Environmental Scientist for Best Technology Company and Executive Director of People for Parks.

“EcoTech meets the industry’s stringiest certification programs, including the Cool Roof Rating Council, United States Green Building Council and Energy Star,” Barrett says.


‘Artistic, masterpieces of beauty, elegance and distinction’

EcoTech’s Nu Slate and Nu Shake look exactly like artistically-designed wood, cedar, shake, and quarry slate, yet the product is eight times lighter, tougher, more durable, safer, and more eco-friendly than other industry products. While other companies try to imitate slate and shake, EcoTech duplicated these designs from natural materials to capture the genuine textures and colors to bring out the materials utmost beauty for a lifetime of satisfaction.

“EcoTech’s materials are artistic, masterpieces of beauty, elegance and distinction, that come in an array of colors and designs; it is the ultimate in architectural beauty and enhances a home’s value,” Barrett says.

EcoTech is made with polymers, which have superior strength and are used in everything from golf-club shafts to underground storage tanks. Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner jet is made of polymer. So is the life-saving Kevlar bulletproof vest.


Heavy Weight

The issue of massively heavy roofing materials has haunted the industry for nearly a century. Industry organizations have tried to solve the weight problem for decades, to no avail. Even scientists and engineers tried to solve the problem – for more than 50 years.  And no one succeeded.

Until EcoTech.

“The weight problem has adversely affected the structure and foundation of homes, as well as transportation and shipping costs, and roofers’ health, especially their backs,” Barrett says.

The average roof on a home weighs up to 30,000 pounds. That weight places a tremendous burden on a home’s structure and foundation. By contrast, EcoTech weighs only 3,500 pounds.

“The lighter weight dramatically reduces production costs and energy, shipping and transportation costs, insurance costs, and workman compensation claims,” Barrett says.

According to Stewart, the weight of roofing materials has the overall greatest environmental impact in almost every environmental impact category listed.

Lighter weight roofing materials alone affect the environmental impact from birth to grave more than any other factor, he concluded in a study. Lighter weight roofing materials decrease the raw materials used, manufacturing and transportation energy use, as well as landfill use and waste, he notes. Weight is an easy criterion in determining general environmental acceptance criteria.

Life Changing

EcoTech is also changing life forever for roofing contractors, who have longed for the day when they can install roofs quicker, reduce the number of injuries to their employees, decrease shipping and handling costs, install roofs more easily, have less breakage, and be able to easily walk on roofs without breakage.

“I had a tough time keeping good roofing applicators because of the wear and tear,” says Tom Waddle.

That’s not the case anymore.

“They want to come back and install EcoTech because it’s so light and easy to install,” he says. “My guys look forward to working when they know we’re installing EcoTech.”

Because of the weight of archaic roofing materials like concrete, tile, metal and asphalt, roofing applicators have the highest workman’s comp rate of any industry in the country.

But EcoTech changed that, too, by reducing injuries, workman comp claims and insurance rates.

EcoTech benefits include:

•   Major cost savings across the board from energy and materials to maintenance
•   Energy Star Rated
•   Qualifies for Tax Credit
•   Panelized system for faster installation
•   Ability to walk on panels ensures future roof accessibility
•   Lightweight durability
•   Limited 50-Year Warranty
•   100% recyclable and 0% waste in manufacturing
•   Provides insulation to reduce heating & cooling
•   Consumes least amount of energy to ship and manufacture
•   Reflects significant amount of heat back into atmosphere
•   Class A Fire Rating
•   Creates minimum strain on houses and buildings

To view all details and benefits, or for further information, go to www.EcoTechroofs.com.

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About EcoTech Roof Systems: EcoTech Roof Systems is the newest generation derived from the "ArmorLite" line of roofing panels. Our new generation panels are Non-Halogenated making them truly the most eco-friendly panel on the market. Our team of Engineers developed the new EcoTech panels to meet all Building Codes and are the only panel of its type offering the protection of a Class "A" Fire Rating while remaining "Certified Green". EcoTech Roof Systems has revolutionized the roofing industry, obliterating the need for heavy archaic materials like wood, clay, metal, concrete and asphalt. With innovative technically-advanced engineered polymers, EcoTech developed the lightest, safest, most durable and most eco-friendly roofing product ever, increasing home value, saving energy, reducing energy costs, and enhancing the home's architectural beauty.
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