In Ohio, 45 workers make efficient roofs from recycled material

Classic Metal Roofing, based outside of Dayton in Piqua, Ohio, manufactures durable roofs that cut down on air conditioning costs while minimizing raw resource consumption.

With a heat reflective coating, air gap in the middle to act as an insulating thermal buffer, and consisting mostly recycled metal content, the durable roofs provide a more environmentally sound alternative to asphalt roofs. The metal roofs’ paint alone has an integrity warranty that almost triples the lifespan of asphalt shingles (40 years vs. 17).

The family company was founded in 1980 by the father of current president Todd Miller. Classic Metal Roofing’s steel roofs contain about 35 percent recycled content, while its aluminum roofs are almost entirely comprised of recycled metal.

The company employs 45 people in Piqua, with more workers in other U.S.-based factories.