- The type of roofing material used on a home has a measurable impact on the quality of rooftop rainwater runoff, which affects natural, agricultural, and human health.
- Due to water scarcity and contamination, harvesting rainwater for domestic use is becoming increasingly popular.
- Metal roofs are usually recommended as the ultimate roofing material for rainwater collection systems.
- Runoff from typical asphalt shingle roofs has been shown in research to contain traces of hazardous lead, arsenic, and mercury.
- Rainwater harvested from a metal roof is superior to that from an asphalt shingle roof in terms of total organic carbon, turbidity, and color.
- Runoff from asphalt shingle roofs has shown significantly higher concentrations of dissolved organic carbon, which can react with chlorine during disinfection to form harmful byproducts.
- Water from roofs with wooden or asphalt shingles can contain chemicals used for waterproofing and weathering treatments.
- Coated steel roofs, such as Matterhorn products, greatly reduce the amounts of zinc and copper released by traditional galvanized metal roofs.
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