Are you thinking of having your roof reroofed any time soon? This could be because your roof is currently on its way out, or it could be that you just want to do something a little different. No matter what the reason, one of the things that you should be thinking about is (ECO) environmentally friendly roofing options. You may not have even known that these exist, but we can assure you that they do.
In this article, we’re going to be talking about a few environmentally friendly options to give you a good idea as to what what’s out there.
Standing Seam Metal
If you are looking for a roof that is long-lasting, reflects light, and is 100% recyclable, then you have already found the perfect choice! Metal roofs are the best if you are a green homeowner, but they also make for a fantastic option because of all the benefits that they produce. They are strong, sturdy, weatherproof and they are fantastic for insulation. If you choose a roof that has been created from recycled materials, this is even better for the environment.
A huge benefit of this kind of roof is the fact that it has a long life span. You should be able to get around 50 years out of this type of roof before it is time to replace it.
As well as this, it is also a fire-resistant material, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your roof catching fire. Also, if you live somewhere that is known for having quite a lot of snow, then this kind of roof will be fantastic for you. It will simply allow the snow to slide right off, rather than causing ice dams to form on the roof.
You may have heard this referred to as a cool roof before, so you should know that they are the exact same thing. It is also what it says on the tin and is a roof that is white. Sometimes they can be a lighter color than normal roofs while not being white, but they are still classified under this bracket. It doesn’t matter what material the roof is made out of either. It has a cooling effect on the house because it reflects the large majority of the sun’s rays. This makes it an environmentally friendly roof by avoiding the need for an air conditioning system in the summer. The home will be cool enough without the extra cold blast, so this will save significantly on energy.
Shingle Roof From Recycled Material
The majority of the shingles sold today are made from recycled material. Some of the most common are plastic, rubber, and wood fiber which end up mimicking recycled slate. These are the greenest roofing products that you can buy on the market, and the best news is that they are affordable. They are likely not as expensive as you would think they would be and act as a fantastic backup plan for those who can’t afford costly slate for their roof.
These recycled materials have a lifespan of around 50 years, so it’s well worth looking into this option. You would never be able to tell from the outside that you have used recycled materials to create a roof that looks as good as this material does, and that is the beauty of it. No new materials needed to be used to make this roof, meaning less energy was used, less pollution was therefore created and thus creating an environmentally friendly roofing option.
Clay has been used for roofing for years. They are still a popular choice now and look fantastic up on the top of the homes. They can last up to 100 years, making them the most long-lasting material on the market. For something that is naturally occurring, they are extremely durable, so you don’t have to worry about them getting constantly damaged.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the environmentally friendly roofing options that you should be considering for your roof. These are some of the best options on the market that are also eco-friendly, which is important in the current climate. If you do have any more questions about environmentally friendly roofing, you can speak to one of our roofers and they will be more than happy to talk you through your roofing options a little more.
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