That’s a buzz word that has taken hold in the mainstream. You cannot go too far without hearing a company or government agency touting that they are sustainable. It seems like a complex concept that requires a high level of engineering. It’s popular, it’s trendy, it sounds good, but what does it really mean?
The Merriam-Webster definition of sustainable is able to last or continue for a long time. It seems simple when you explain it that way. Although, it would appear that sustainability has taken on a larger meaning. However, when you are talking construction, it really means using products and construction methods that are designed to last a long time. This may seem like common sense, but over decades of building everything faster and cheaper, developers and builders have used inferior products that require a high level of maintenance and/or simply do not last as long as they should. Now, there is an industry push to change the way we build. That’s why words like green and sustainable have become common place in the construction industry.
So, what does all this mean at Fick Bros? Not much. That’s because we’ve always been sustainable. We have a history of proven installation methods and product selection that stands the test of time. Here’s the catch, sustainable costs more. Well, on the front end, anyway. That’s right, you have to pay a little more for the project to be installed correctly, so its lasts a long time.
So, if sustainability is important to you, put your trust in Fick Bros. We are sustainable, and our roofs last a long time too.