Environmental Responsibility

Minimize Your Environmental Impact for Generations

While many claim to offer sustainable roofing solutions, Interlock Roofing stands out by turning these promises into reality. Crafted through rigorous design and testing processes, our roofing systems epitomize durability, aesthetic appeal, and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship. By choosing Interlock, you’re opting for a roofing solution that significantly reduces energy consumption, curtails local pollution, and ensures financial savings over the long haul.

Our commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in every roof we install. With Interlock Roofing, you’re not just investing in superior protection for your home; you’re also supporting a sustainable future.

Green Advantage
Saves Energy

Interlock Metal Roofing Systems offer homeowners significant cost savings in several key areas, making them a financially smart choice for long-term home maintenance and efficiency. Here’s how these roofing systems can save money for homeowners:

  1. Elimination of Re-Roofing Costs in the Future: One of the most significant advantages of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems is their exceptional longevity. Unlike traditional roofing materials that may need replacing every 15 to 20 years, metal roofs can last 50 years or more. This durability means homeowners can avoid the expense of multiple re-roofing projects over the lifetime of their home, translating to substantial savings.

  2. Reduced Heating and Cooling Bills: Metal roofs are highly energy-efficient, reflecting solar radiant heat instead of absorbing it. This reflection reduces the amount of heat transferred into the home, leading to lower cooling costs in the summer. In colder climates, certain Interlock roofing systems can also improve insulation, helping to keep heat inside the home during winter months. These factors contribute to reduced heating and cooling bills, offering significant energy cost savings year-round.

  3. Less Maintenance: Unlike asphalt shingles or wood shakes that may require frequent repairs or replacements due to wear and tear, Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are designed to withstand severe weather conditions, including heavy rain, hail, and high winds, with minimal maintenance. The reduced need for repairs and maintenance further lowers the overall cost of owning a metal roof.

  4. Increased Home Value: Installing an Interlock Metal Roof can increase a home’s resale value. Prospective buyers recognize the value of a durable, energy-efficient roof that won’t require replacement or significant maintenance in the near future. This can make a home more attractive on the market and potentially lead to a higher sale price.

  5. Insurance Savings: Some homeowners may qualify for reduced home insurance premiums due to the enhanced durability and fire resistance of metal roofs. Insurance companies often view metal roofing as a lower risk compared to traditional roofing materials, which can translate into cost savings for homeowners.

  6. Environmental Benefits and Cost Savings: Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are often made from recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their life, reducing landfill waste. Additionally, the energy efficiency of metal roofs can contribute to a reduction in overall energy consumption, aligning with sustainable living practices and potentially qualifying homeowners for green energy tax credits or incentives.

By investing in an Interlock Metal Roofing System, homeowners can enjoy a combination of immediate and long-term financial benefits, from saving on energy bills and maintenance costs to avoiding future re-roofing expenses and potentially increasing their home’s value.

Reduces Need For Air Conditioning

Interlock Metal Roofing Systems contribute to reducing the costs of air conditioning and heating in several key ways, leveraging their inherent design and material properties to enhance energy efficiency within homes. Here’s how these systems work to lower heating and cooling expenses:

  1. Reflectivity: Metal roofs, including those made by Interlock, have highly reflective surfaces. Unlike traditional roofing materials that absorb and transfer solar heat to the interior of a home, metal roofs reflect sunlight. This reflection minimizes heat gain during the warmer months, leading to lower air conditioning usage and costs.

  2. Emissivity: Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are designed to have high emissivity levels, meaning they can effectively release any absorbed heat. This property further assists in keeping homes cooler in summer by reducing the amount of heat that penetrates the living space from the roof.

  3. Thermal Breaks and Insulation: Many metal roofing systems, including Interlock’s, can be installed with thermal breaks and added insulation. Thermal breaks prevent heat transfer between the metal and the building structure, while additional insulation helps maintain desired indoor temperatures. Together, these features help keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, reducing the need for heating and cooling.

  4. Air Gap Ventilation: The installation of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems often includes creating an air gap between the old roof and the new metal roof. This air gap acts as an additional insulating layer, reducing heat transfer into the home during summer and heat loss during winter. The result is a more stable indoor temperature and reduced energy consumption for heating and cooling.

  5. Cool Roof Colors: Interlock offers roofing options in lighter, “cool” colors that naturally reflect more sunlight than darker colors. This further enhances the reflective properties of the roof, contributing to cooler attic spaces and living areas below, which in turn can lead to lower air conditioning costs.

  6. Durability and Longevity: The durability and longevity of metal roofs mean that they maintain their energy-efficient properties over a longer period than traditional roofing materials. While other roofs may start to degrade, losing their insulating properties over time, metal roofs continue to provide energy savings year after year.

By improving a home’s energy efficiency through enhanced reflectivity, insulation, and ventilation, Interlock Metal Roofing Systems help homeowners achieve significant savings on both air conditioning and heating costs. These savings contribute to the overall value and cost-effectiveness of installing a metal roofing system.

Solar Compatible

Homeowners who combine solar panels with a Interlock Lifetime Roofing System can enjoy substantial benefits, with long-term savings and sustainability at the forefront. The key advantage lies in the durability and longevity of Interlock’s metal roofing, which is designed to last a lifetime. Unlike traditional roofing materials that may require replacement every 15 to 20 years, an Interlock Roofing System eliminates the need for costly and disruptive removal and re-installation of solar panels for roof replacement in the future.

This seamless integration means homeowners can invest in solar energy without worrying about the additional future costs and labor associated with replacing an underlying less durable roof. It not only ensures uninterrupted solar energy generation but also enhances the overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the solar roofing system. Moreover, the sturdy construction of Interlock roofs provides a reliable platform for solar panels, maximizing the homeowner’s investment in renewable energy and contributing to a greener, more sustainable home.

Environmentally Friendly

Interlock Metal Roofing Systems stand out as an environmentally friendly roofing option due to several key features that contribute to sustainability and reduce the overall environmental impact. Here’s why these roofing systems are considered beneficial for the environment:

  1. High Reflective Values: Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are designed to reflect sunlight and solar heat, thanks to their high reflective values. This reduces the heat absorbed by buildings, thereby lowering the need for air conditioning in warmer months. The result is a decrease in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with cooling homes.

  2. Recyclable Materials: Metal roofs are made from materials that are highly recyclable. Interlock roofs are no exception, often being produced with a significant percentage of recycled content. At the end of their long lifespan, these metal roofs can be fully recycled again, minimizing waste and conserving resources.

  3. Reduced Environmental Footprint: Traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, contribute significantly to landfill waste due to their shorter lifespan and replacement cycle. In contrast, the durability and longevity of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems mean that they rarely need to be replaced, significantly reducing landfill waste over time. This longevity contributes to a much smaller environmental footprint compared to conventional roofing options.

  4. Energy Efficiency: Beyond their reflective properties, Interlock roofs contribute to overall energy efficiency by providing excellent insulation. This helps maintain stable indoor temperatures throughout the year, reducing the need for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. The energy savings from such efficiency further reduce the carbon footprint of homes equipped with Interlock roofing.

  5. Sustainable Production: Interlock Metal Roofing emphasizes sustainable production practices, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing. This includes efficient use of materials, reducing emissions during production, and focusing on sustainable supply chain practices.

  6. Compatibility with Solar Panels: Interlock roofs are an ideal platform for installing solar panels, promoting the use of renewable energy. Their durability ensures that solar panels don’t need to be removed for roof replacement, making the transition to solar energy smoother and more cost-effective for homeowners.

By offering high reflective values, utilizing recyclable materials, reducing landfill waste, enhancing energy efficiency, employing sustainable production practices, and supporting renewable energy solutions, Interlock Metal Roofing Systems embody a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability in the roofing industry.

Environmentally Sustainable

Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are considered environmentally sustainable for several compelling reasons, aligning with the growing demand for eco-friendly building materials and practices. Here’s why these systems contribute to environmental sustainability:

  1. Made from Recyclable Materials: Interlock roofing products are primarily made from aluminum, which is a highly recyclable material. Not only can aluminum be recycled repeatedly without losing its properties, but the recycling process also requires only a fraction of the energy used to produce new aluminum, thereby conserving natural resources and reducing energy consumption.

  2. Longevity and Durability: One of the most significant environmental benefits of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems is their exceptional lifespan. These roofs are designed to last a lifetime, significantly longer than traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles, which require frequent replacement. This longevity reduces the need for new materials and decreases roofing waste sent to landfills, contributing to a reduction in environmental impact over time.

  3. Energy Efficiency: Interlock roofs are known for their reflective properties, which can greatly reduce heat absorption from the sun. This reflectivity helps maintain cooler indoor temperatures during warmer months, reducing the reliance on air conditioning systems and subsequently lowering energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In cooler climates, metal roofs can also improve insulation, helping to keep homes warm and reducing heating requirements.

  4. Support for Renewable Energy: The durability and stability of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems make them an excellent platform for solar panel installations. Homeowners can easily integrate solar energy solutions without worrying about the need to remove or reinstall panels due to roofing replacements. This compatibility encourages the adoption of renewable energy sources, further enhancing the roof’s environmental sustainability.

  5. Low Maintenance: Due to their durability and resistance to environmental factors such as rot, mold, and pests, Interlock roofs require minimal maintenance. This not only reduces the need for repair and replacement materials but also lessens the use of potentially harmful chemicals that might be needed for the maintenance of other roofing types.

  6. Sustainable Production Practices: Interlock is committed to environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, which include minimizing waste and reducing the carbon footprint of production activities. By focusing on sustainability in the production phase, Interlock contributes to an overall reduction in the environmental impact of roofing materials.

Together, these factors demonstrate Interlock Metal Roofing Systems’ commitment to environmental sustainability. By offering a durable, energy-efficient, and recyclable roofing solution that supports renewable energy and requires minimal maintenance, Interlock helps homeowners reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Removing Old Shingle Roof

Interlock Metal Roofing Systems play a significant role in breaking the landfill cycle of roofing waste through several key features and benefits inherent to their design and materials. Traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, have a much shorter lifespan and end up in landfills at the end of their use, contributing significantly to environmental waste. Here’s how Interlock Metal Roofing addresses and significantly reduces this issue:

  1. Longevity and Durability: Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are designed to last for decades, often as long as the lifetime of the home itself. This extended lifespan significantly reduces the need for frequent replacements that are common with traditional roofing materials. By virtually eliminating the cycle of tear-off and replacement every 15-20 years, Interlock roofs substantially decrease the volume of roofing waste sent to landfills over time.

  2. Recyclability: Metal roofing materials used by Interlock are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life. Unlike asphalt shingles and other common roofing materials that contribute to landfill waste, metal can be continually recycled without loss of quality. This means that when an Interlock roof does eventually reach the end of its useful life, the materials can be fully recycled, further preventing landfill waste.

  3. Reduced Roofing Waste During Installation: Traditional roofing replacements often involve removing the existing roof, which contributes to immediate waste. Interlock Metal Roofing Systems can often be installed over existing roofs without the need for a complete tear-off, thereby reducing the amount of waste generated during the installation process.

  4. Energy Efficiency: While not directly related to landfill waste, Interlock’s energy-efficient roofing contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing the building’s carbon footprint and energy consumption. This indirect benefit supports the overall goal of reducing waste and promoting sustainable practices in the construction industry.

By focusing on longevity, recyclability, and efficient installation practices, Interlock Metal Roofing Systems offer a sustainable roofing solution that significantly reduces the cycle of waste associated with roofing materials. This approach not only benefits homeowners by providing a durable, low-maintenance roofing option but also contributes positively to environmental conservation efforts by minimizing the amount of roofing waste that ends up in landfills.

Interlock Metal Roofing is 95% recyclable due to the inherent properties of the materials used in its manufacturing and the company’s commitment to sustainability. The primary component of Interlock roofing systems is metal, such as aluminum, one of the most recyclable materials in the construction industry. Aluminum retains its properties indefinitely, meaning it can be recycled repeatedly without degradation in quality.

This high recyclability rate also includes all clippings, excess materials from flashings, and other production remnants. During installation, any offcuts or surplus pieces generated are collected and sent back to recycling facilities rather than being disposed of as waste. This approach ensures that virtually every material used in the manufacturing and installation process contributes to the life-cycle of new products, thereby minimizing environmental impact.

Interlock’s commitment to recycling extends beyond the materials themselves. By designing roofing systems that last a lifetime, the company reduces the frequency of roof replacements, thereby decreasing the demand for new raw materials and the volume of old roofing materials entering the waste stream. This comprehensive approach to recyclability and sustainability underscores Interlock Metal Roofing’s position as an environmentally responsible choice for homeowners.

Interlock Metal Roofing Systems effectively reflect away UV rays, leveraging the advanced Alunar Coating System to enhance their performance and durability. The Alunar Coating System is a high-performance, low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) fluorocarbon coating specially formulated to provide superior protection and aesthetic appeal to metal surfaces. This innovative technology is a cornerstone of Interlock’s commitment to delivering roofing solutions that are environmentally friendly and exceptionally resistant to the harsh effects of UV radiation and other environmental factors.

The Alunar Coating System incorporates microscopic reflective pigments that reflect UV rays and solar heat. This reflection reduces the heat the roof absorbs, which can significantly lower indoor temperatures during warm weather conditions. By minimizing heat absorption, Interlock Metal Roofing Systems contribute to enhanced energy efficiency, reducing the need for air conditioning and potentially saving on cooling costs.

In addition to its reflective properties, the Alunar Coating System offers exceptional resistance against weathering, chalking, fading, and chemical degradation. The coating’s durability ensures that the roofing and siding retain their color and gloss over extended periods, even when exposed to harsh environmental conditions. This durability is crucial for maintaining the roof’s aesthetic appeal while protecting the underlying metal from the damaging effects of UV exposure and other degradative processes.

Using low-VOC materials in the Alunar Coating System further underscores Interlock’s dedication to environmental responsibility. The coating contributes to better air quality and a healthier environment by minimizing the release of volatile organic compounds.

Overall, Interlock Metal Roofing Systems, equipped with the Alunar Coating System, represent an advanced roofing solution that offers superior UV reflection, energy efficiency, and long-lasting protection. This combination of features ensures that homeowners enjoy a beautiful, durable roof that performs excellently in various climates and conditions, making Interlock an intelligent choice for sustainable, high-quality roofing.

The benefit of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems is that the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) rating lies in their verified performance in reflecting more sunlight and absorbing less heat than standard roofing materials. This rating signifies that Interlock roofs meet stringent standards for solar reflectance and thermal emittance, leading to several key advantages:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Homes with CRRC-rated Interlock roofs can experience reduced cooling demands, especially during hot weather, leading to lower energy costs and increased indoor comfort.

  2. Durability: By reflecting UV rays and reducing thermal stress, these roofing systems can last longer, maintaining their color and integrity over time.

  3. Environmental Sustainability: Lower energy consumption reduces greenhouse gas emissions, creating a healthier environment. The cool roof effect also helps mitigate the urban heat island phenomenon, leading to cooler communities.

  4. Compliance and Incentives: A CRRC-rated roof may help homeowners comply with local building codes for energy conservation. It also qualifies them for rebates and incentives from utilities or government programs focused on green building practices.

Overall, the CRRC rating of Interlock Metal Roofing Systems underscores their quality and environmental performance, offering homeowners a durable, aesthetically pleasing, energy-efficient, eco-friendly roofing solution.

Metal roofs can actually pay for itself in lower energy bills. Depending on geography, you can save up to 25% on annual air conditioning costs. †

Interlock Roofing presents an innovative solution that embodies both convenience and environmental awareness. We design our advanced roofing systems for direct installation over most existing roofs, eliminating the costly and wasteful process of tear-offs and disposal. This method saves homeowners significant expenses and reduces the environmental impact by avoiding the accumulation of roofing waste in landfills. Choosing an Interlock Roof means you are opting for a truly green product, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental practices.

† Cool Roof Coatings can save 25% in Energy Costs compared to a dark-grey asphalt shingle (ORNLFESC

Cool Roof Rating Council

A Cool Roof, What is that?

A Cool Roof What is that

Jeffrey Steuben [00:00:19] Hi, my name is Jeffrey Steuben and I’m the Executive Director of the Cool Roof Rating Council.

Sarah Schneider [00:00:24] Hi. My name is Sarah Schneider, and I am the Deputy Director of the Cool Roof Rating Council. So the CRRC is a nonprofit organization that was created back in 1998 to implement a third party product rating system for roofing products as a way to help homeowners and policy makers and builders, etc., understand how they can increase the energy efficiency of their house just by the type of roof that they throw on it.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:00:52] At its most simple, a cool roof is a roof that can reflect heat, energy from the sun and readmit energy that’s absorbed back into the environment. So we have insulation, which people are pretty familiar with, but the type of roof that you have has a huge impact on your building’s energy use as well.

Sarah Schneider [00:01:11] It’s one way to help reduce the energy consumption of your building while maintaining kind of a cool, comfortable environment for the occupants.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:01:21] What people might most easily think of is, you know, a white colored roof that’s really bright, that reflects energy. Back off. But there actually are developments of cool colors that look the same as a standard color but are more reflective in the infrared spectrum. So it’s reflecting heat, but actually looks the same as a standard product.

Sarah Schneider [00:01:43] If you think about in nature, if you things see things that are white, they tend to reflect sunlight away, that solar radiation away from the surface, keeping things cool. The opposite is true dark colors, dark things. So if you were to see a black t shirt outside in the summer versus a white t shirt, you’re definitely going to feel those heating effects a lot more. There’s been, a big flux of different types of roofing technologies that have come on the market that are actually quite reflective without looking like the traditional white roof. For example, there are metal roofs out there that come in a whole host of colors that are used, reflective pigments to help reflect that solar radiation away and keep the building cooler.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:02:24] So solar reflectance is one of the two two properties that we look at. The solar reflectance is really simple. It’s the, the percentage of sunlight that is being reflected back off the.

Sarah Schneider [00:02:37] Roofs, whereas thermal admittance is the efficiency by which the roof re radiates any absorbed heat, throughout the day. This is the minimum solar reflectance value and the minimum thermal limit value. That is, what we deem a cool roof.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:02:52] And so those, those two, measurements in, you know, combined is the values that we’re looking at when evaluating the energy performance of a roofing product. There’s always a couple different things that come up for people. Right? Price is one and appearance is another, which, like those two things, generally take precedence over anything else. But for me, you know, after that, it’s really like the next thing that you should think about is the the energy impacts.

Sarah Schneider [00:03:19] On a grander scale help address the heat island effect with the roof while maintaining that more traditional esthetic, looking roof.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:03:27] Homeowners should think about cool roofs because they can really have a really positive impact on their energy bills and on their comfort.

Sarah Schneider [00:03:35] Or especially during those hot summer months. And here in the Pacific Northwest, we don’t really have the infrastructure that places like Phenix or Las Vegas have a lot of homes, don’t have air conditioning, a lot of homes don’t have fantastic insulation.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:03:48] So if you’re running an air conditioner in the summer, you’re going to see reduced bills. Even if you don’t have air conditioning, you’re going to keep your house cooler and more comfortable. And so you don’t have to turn on your air conditioning, for example.

Sarah Schneider [00:04:01] What is your objective when you throw on a roof? It’s not hopefully it’s not an emergency replacement roof, but that it’s something that you’re giving thought to. And if that’s that’s the case, you know, what are your objectives and goals do you want to reduce, the, your utility bills? Do you want a more comfortable environment to be in, interior environment to be in during the summer? Do you want to do something for your, you know, your community and our environment in terms of doing something positive?

Jeffrey Steuben [00:04:28] So, you know, if you’re already going to reroof your house, the first thing is for you to understand what choices you have. And then the second thing is to understand what what those choices mean. What are the implications of that choice?

Sarah Schneider [00:04:42] There’s one opportunity, maybe in a homeowner’s lifetime, to replace the roof. You might as well be very thoughtful about that approach. And think about the long term benefits that come from installing a roof.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:04:55] A homeowner should feel, you know, really great about picking the product that they that they actually want to, you know, picking a product that you know is going to be good for them and good for the environment.

Sarah Schneider [00:05:05] You are contributing towards reducing the, you know, the energy demand for air conditioning, which thereby reduces our. Reliance on fossil fuels and the production of greenhouse gas emissions.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:05:20] Now you want to evaluate all of the benefits so you know, not just how it looks. You know, obviously that’s important because it’s your house and you want it to look nice, but also what’s going to be the impact on your energy bills for the next, you know, ten, 20, 50 years. You know, that’s going to be a part of it.