Local business offers eco-friendly roofing alternative


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A local couple is offering an eco-friendly alternative for maintaining roofs.

Karen Brown and her husband Gerald recently announced their roof preservation business, Bright Green Roof.  “My husband and I moved to Fort Saskatchewan about 25 years ago and we recently started our own roof preservation business,” Brown explained.

“BGR has 15 locations across Canada and the US and we are proud to open a location in Fort Saskatchewan. At this time, we are currently serving Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, and all the surrounding areas,” she added.

The chemical technology used by the local business is relatively new and offers an alternative to replacing shingles, which Brown noted fillup our landfills at an alarming rate.

“Our bio-based oils are designed to replenish the bitumen within the asphalt shingle while turning it back to its original state. Our product is flexible and malleable and is designed to aid in the UV protection of your existing asphalt roof. Our process is specifically designed to improve the water resistance to rain and snow and give shingles back their long-lost shine,” Brown described.

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A recent study in the Winnipeg area reported that the Canadian city produces more than 30,000 tonnes of tear-off shingles every year that end up in landfills and take approximately 300 years to break down.

“Living in Alberta, we feel it is each and everyone’s responsibility to protect our environment in any manner they can,” Brown said.

She explained that the company uses a product that is 100 per cent bio-based and environmentally friendly to extend the life of roof shingles at a fraction of the cost of a roof replacement. “Our product will give the homeowner an extra 10 years of roof life and carries a 5-year guarantee,” she said.

“What it does, it’s an oil we spray on the asphalt shingles and it rejuvenates them … and protects them from weather,” Brown continued.

Brown said the preservation of roofs is not only positive for the environment but is also a better option economically.

“I know I hate having to spend money on a roof because it’s a necessity, you don’t get much enjoyment out of it, and it’s so expensive,” she explained.

“My dad was an engineer and he always said, your house is only as good as your roof, so once it’s gone you’re in trouble and this is a fifth of the cost of roof replacement,” Brown said. “Besides the financial saving to the homeowner, this also has a major positive impact on the environment and our landfill sites. This is a win-win situation for both the consumer as well as the environment.”

Karen Brown can be contacted by phone at (780) 699 6267. For additional information, visit the Bright Green Roof Facebook and Instagram, or the company website, brightgreenroof.com.


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