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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

{Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived}

It takes quite some time for getting the photos and all the information for writing these posts about our home's transformation. Here I will show you that on April 18, right before we left for our Curaçao vacation, our Interlock Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived!
JIT = Just In Time...
Our cat supervisor Spicy girl keeps an eye on those pallets!
To the right you can also see our 'Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold'.
So how did we find Interlock Roofing?
After we had water leaking into our basement in February, we decided it would be time to do something about our roof and gutters.
The aging shingles did clog up our gutters as the sand-sized minerals in it, did wash down the roof with heavy rains. Over the years this had worn off and it made the gutters spill over when we had heavy rain.
Searching the Internet I found this Canadian company, in Delta BC. That is the Province of British Columbia where our Liz is also born so we both know that good things come from Canada. 
The name of the company is Interlock Roofing a Manufacturer of Lifetime Roofing Systems. Never re-roof again.
They are one of North America's largest metal roofing manufacturers, with over 12 distribution centers in Canada and the United States.
When we contacted their head office in Delta, BC Canada, we got a reply from their Georgia representative.
Sure, such an investment one does not make over night. 
After we studied very thoroughly and really LOVED this Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing; we went ahead and ordered it.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint, now and for a lifetime - that sentence appealed to us!
Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing link to above page
Interlock® Roofing is an Energy Star® Partner
We figured that by investing into a life-time roof, that could save us 25% in Energy Costs is a lot more return on investment than anything else at this time with our downward economy.
On the same page it did explain all the different types of aluminum roof and giving their Reflectance.
We went for Slate in Aged Copper and you can see below what that would do for us.
This Aluminum Aged Copper surface reflects 55% of sunlight and has a solar reflectance of 0.55 initially and 0.34 after 3 years.
We did select Interlock® Aluminum Slate in Aged Copper, top left as one of nine colors available.
That would look best like what we started out with in November of 1990 with our shingle roof, as seen in my blog post about Our Home on March 24 of 2013 (see link below).
Our fiberglass window boxes had come off the walls for the painters to pressure wash the home.
Here they hold the tarp in place for protecting more Interlock material for the roof.
Next day we had to fly to Miami so it was a good feeling it had arrived all the way from New England.
Our cat-girl Spicy is keeping watch!
Stay tuned for the follow up...

Related links:
{Fighting the Water + Scanning Slides} | previous post by me
{Our Home on March 24 of 2013} | previous post by me
Flower Framers of Cincinnati | Source for Fiberglass Window Boxes

53 comments:

  1. i had to go back and look for the cat. :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Our felines have to check out new things in and around the house. They have to approve of it...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,
    du hast ganz treue Menschen, die hier schreiben, und das zeigt, wie gut es
    allen bei dir gefällt.
    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Vieleicht weil wir Grün leben...?
      Danke für deine Wörter!
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    I am looking forward to see how it is going on with the grren roofing :O)
    Spicy is so cute ;O)
    Have a happy week,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      It will be revealed to you.
      Our felines are very inquisitive and they are cute and funny.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  4. Quando si iniziano dei lavori c'è sempre un gran trambusto in casa e fuori. Ma guarda lì il tuo micetto! Immagino che, come il nostro, sia andato a controllare ed annusare ogni cosa. Alla prossima. Paola

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    1. Cara Paola,
      Hai ragione; c'è sempre un gran trambusto in casa e fuori ma dopo c'è molto meglio...
      La mia micetta guarda sempre ogni cosa; tutti siete gatti lo fanno.
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  5. Looking forward to see how it all turns out. The cat is so cute watching :)

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    1. Dearest Eva,
      You soon will get to see it... Oh, those cats check out any little change in their terrain.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Wat ga je allemaal doen????....hoop niet dat Pieter het dak nog op gaat...hihihi...liefs van mij...x !

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    1. Beste Ria,
      Nee zeker niet, dit moet door erkende mensen gedaan worden anders geldt de levenslange garantie ook niet.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  7. Yo estoy estudiando temas de eficiencia energética...un beso desde Murcia...

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    1. Querido Alp,
      Estás justo a tiempo para ver la realización de este techo de aluminio. Pronto llegarás a verlo... Saludos desde una Georgia caliente,
      Mariette

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  8. Dearest Mariette,

    Sorry for my absent for these few days. I just recovered from my fever,cough and cold. Strange indeed I have them in summer.

    I understand that when starting a house renovation..such a stormy house.
    your cat such a cute.

    yes when raining season making me homesick too just like December in Indonesia ;)

    have a nice week
    hug

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    1. Dearest Ayu,
      Let's hope that you will feel better now because this is not so good when you are pregnant. Oh, the chaos when renovating is endless but like with you, after some time it is all over and we can enjoy.
      The raining season still goes on here, still like Jawa Tengah in December!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dearest Mariette,
    Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing!!! I'm also looking forward to seeing how it wonderfully turns out and your trouble will be solved♬♬♬
    Your supervisor is cute and seems doing the job right♡♡♡

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Indeed, Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing and you soon will know more about it.
      Hugs from the wet monsoon,
      Mariette

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  10. Gosh you are doing a lot of work on your house ~ it's going to be wonderful when it's done!
    Love kitty supervising. :)
    xo Catherine

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    1. Dearest Catherine,
      We did indeed some major renovation from November ongoing... But the end is near.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. I look forward to seeing the new roof. You did a great job on saving those cushions in the previous post. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      You will get to see it soon. Yes, those cushions got a second chance to life!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    ihr habt dieses Haus Stück für Stück aufgewertet und zu einem kleinen Palast gemacht.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

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    1. Liebe Johanna,
      Wir glauben es ist jetzt fertig um uns für's weitere Leben zu dienen. Man muss erst investieren um dann bequemer und auch billiger drin leben zu können.
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  13. Hello Mariette, I think you made a wise choice, not only for efficiency but also for comfort. In semi-tropical Taiwan, I am surprised how many roofs are black and energy-absorbing. In the rooms of my apartment that I don't use, the temperature can rise to over 120F in the summer, which the air conditioner has to overcome in the other rooms. I am sure that a reflective roof would help a great deal.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Guss efficiency and comfort often walk hand in hand. Oh, if one starts looking 'UP' it is amazing how many wrong roofs people have added. Wrong in color and wrong in material. Time will tell with our electricity bills if it makes a big difference. Not every summer is equal. This summer is like a wet monsoon... The air condition runs a lot for moisture removal alone this summer. But in general the air-conditioning runs a lot less already.
      Thanks for your visit and wishing you a nice day.
      Mariette

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  14. WOW .. lots of work ... I just had a roof replaced at my house in the city ... and its lots of planning. Renovations are not easy. Can't wait to see the finished product. xo Hugs and Blessings, C. (HHL)

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    1. Dearest Celia,
      No matter what we replace in or around a home it always is a lot of planning and a lot of work.
      Stay tuned for the final photos.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. please, let me help yuo too with your bloglayout. so, damit ist mein englisch auch schon erschöpft ;o) aber ich habe schon heute morgen gesehen, dass hier etwas struktur rein müsste. ich mache sowas gern und bin immer auf der suche nach potentiellen opfern *nick* ab nächste woche habe ich wieder freie kapazität. wenn du möchtest...
    gruß
    granny

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    1. Liebe Gränni,
      Haha, da hast du glaube ich ein Opfer gefunden... Bewunderenswert wie du alles schaffst.
      Lieber Gruss und ich melde mich.
      Mariette

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  16. Ciaooooooo Mariette,avete da fare un gran lavoro in casa,non vedo l'ora di vedere il risultato finale!!
    Tutti i cambiamenti in casa sono sempre una grande soddisfazione ed è anche emozionante!!;D
    Il tuo gatto è un'amore e come tutti i felini sempre attento a tutto!!;)
    Un abbraccio grande cara e buon lavoro!!
    Sabry!!

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    1. Cara Sabry,
      Questo lavoro è già fatto e il risultato è molto molto bello. Ma in effetti era un compito arduo, insieme con la pittura... Così felice che è finito. I gatti sono sempre curiosi.
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  17. looks like a great investment to me. can't wait to see on your house

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      One of the best investments we have made and JIT = Just In Time before the heat started!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Meine liebe Mariette,
    ich bewundere Euch. Diese viele Arbeit. Alles schafft ihr
    und das Ergebnis ist immer ganz einfach Top.
    Liebe Grüße schickt dir, verbunden mit einem lieben Drücker
    Irmi

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    1. Liebste Irmi,
      Danke, es waren straffe Arbeits Monate aber es ist fast alles geschafft worden... Bilder mit das Ergebnis folgen bald.
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  19. I agree many good things come from Canada :-) In fact I got our kitty enclosure from Canadian company. Spicy girl is so cute supervising! I know she approved your new roof :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Your enclosure is also a very unique and great addition and affected all 'four' of your family! Spicy girl and her siblings are glad that our household is almost back to normal. Only the balustrades for the balcony and its DONE!
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  20. Lieve Mariette,

    Dat gaat helemaal goed komen met het ''groene dak''
    jullie gaan altijd voor kwaliteit en maken de juiste keuzes!!!

    De werkzaamheden aan en in het huis eisen veel energie en de nodige werk uren...maar dan heb je ook wat en met zo'n nieuw dak ga je straks vast veel energie aan stookkosten besparen!!

    Lieve groet en succes met alles!!
    Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Ja, wij gingen heel wat aan maar zover zijn we dik tevreden en we hebben zeker de juiste investering gedaan. Het wordt maandelijks beloont met lagere electriciteitsrekeningen. Dat is onze enigste energie bron voor àlles.
      Lieve groet terug en nog een fijne zomer.
      Mariette

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  21. Dearest Mariette,
    I am not surprised that you guys are getting this roof. You always have done wonders with your place. Enjoy when it is completed and I hope to get to see what the roof will look like.

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    1. Dearest Munir,
      Thank you for your kind words. It is completed and you will soon get to see it all.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  22. Dearest Mariette,
    I understanding your still renovation a house but Pieter's has new about when will be finished.
    The cat has lettle about raining comeing or something tell you special thing to you?
    I don't drink tea but high times from yea picters the leaves that have to make Dorjeeling Buddihist temple.
    Hugs and love to you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      LOVED your post about the Darjeeling tea and yes, we did pass through some areas where they cultivated tea, in South India and in Indonesia.
      Our renovation will soon come to an end and from than on we can enjoy our life with more leisure time to ourselves.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  23. Posso scrivere anche in italiano? Se e cosi,lo preferisco perche mi sento piu libera con questa lingua.Allora, carissima Mariette, quanti grandi progetti in casa, quante cose interessanti! Sicuramente si tratta di un investimento importante di cui sarete soddisfatti, non c'e dubbio!Buon coraggio perche ci sara tanto da fare ma sono convinta che siete pieni di dinamismo e d'energia.
    Vorrei anche ringraziarti dei tuoi gentilissimi messaggi che lego sempre con tanto piacere.
    Buona giornata e un baccione !
    Olimpia

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    1. Carissima Olimpia,
      Infatti questo ha chiesto un sacco di preparazione e soprattutto il lavoro per mio marito Pieter. Taglio di zoppica dell'albero di 'live' quercia e anche l'albero davanti alla nostra casa. Ma era valsa tutti la pena e presto vedrete i risultati. Siete molto benvenuto per quanto riguarda i miei commenti. Se visitare un blog cerco di leggere e scrivere più solo un cliché...
      Baci e anche buona giornata,
      Mariette

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  24. Dearest Mariette,
    I really love your "green", eco-friendly choices!!! And of course, I enjoyed seeing your marvelous garden and your sweet kitty supervisor! What would we do without our furry babies? ;)
    Have a beautiful week! Hugs from the Alps :)

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    1. Dearest Anna,
      Kitty supervisors are the best; they LOVE their home and garden and always watch out for anything out of place or different. So far we have enjoyed our 'green' and eco-friendly roof. It got quite a test with all the tropical rains we got. We feel more like living again in Indonesia than in Georgia...
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  25. Dear Mariette, you have been very thoughtful in your choice of roofing, and it is a beautiful choice! It is a big decision to choose a material for the most important part of a home - the very roof over your head! How nice of your Spicey Girl to supervise and she does look lovely with your beautiful golden oak. I look forward to seeing the end results! Hugs xoxo

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    1. Dearest Karen,
      Just got back from the Vet, with Spicy girl and Barty boy... It was a big decision but so far so good. With our excessive rain we had no more water coming into the basement thanks to clean gutters with a better roof. No more sand washing down from the old shingles...
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  26. Een ambitieus project , maar het geld wel waard.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Een investering die goed is voor het milieu en ook voor je portemonnaie!
      Groetjes,
      Mariette

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