Local business offers eco-friendly roofing alternative

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A married couple from the region offer an environmentally friendly alternative for roof maintenance.

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

“BGR has 15 locations in Canada and the USA. We are proud to open a location in Fort Saskatchewan. We currently serve Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton and all surrounding areas, ”she added.

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

“Our bio-based oils were developed to replenish the bitumen in the asphalt shingle and restore it to its original state. Our product is flexible and malleable and supports the UV protection of your existing asphalt roof. Our process was specially developed to improve the water resistance against rain and snow and to restore the shingles their long-lost shine, ”said Brown.

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A recent study in the Winnipeg area found that the Canadian city produces more than 30,000 tons of tear-away shingles each year, which ends up in landfills and takes approximately 300 years to break down.

“We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to protect our environment in every possible way,” said Brown.

She explained that the company uses a product that is 100 percent bio-based and environmentally friendly to extend the life of roof shingles at a fraction of the cost of a roof replacement. “Our product gives the homeowner an additional 10 year lifespan and a 5 year warranty,” she said.

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

Brown said roof preservation was not only good for the environment, but also a better option economically.

“I know I hate to spend money on a roof because it’s a necessity, you don’t get much pleasure from it and it’s so expensive,” she said.

“My father was an engineer and he always said your house is only as good as your roof. Once it’s gone, you have problems and that’s one-fifth the cost of a roof replacement,” Brown said. “In addition to the financial savings for the homeowner, this also has a significant positive impact on the environment and our landfills. This is a win-win situation for both the consumer and the environment. “

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

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