Whenever homeowners come to us looking to replace their old roof or to build one, they have a few common requests. They want something that is durable, sturdy, cost-effective, and that will last for years to come. Most opt for asphalt shingles, believing that they offer the best value for their money. That’s when we introduce them to eco-friendly roofing.
Most people are unaware of this, but roof systems nowadays are made from durable and environmentally friendly materials that can outlast conventional asphalt shingles.
Here are some options that you should consider.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Not only that metal roofs have a longer lifespan than asphalt shingles (they can last up to 50 years) but you can also recycle them at the end of their life. And, the benefits don’t stop here. You can use your metal roof to collect rainwater to water the garden, for example. Moreover, they can provide the perfect base for solar panels. Another great benefit of standing seam metal roofs is that they work great in every climate. They are fire-resistant but they also allow snow to slide off and, thus preventing the formation of ice dams.
White Roof (Cool Roof)
When it comes to roofing, every detail matters, even the color. Due to its light-colored materials, a white roof can have a cooling effect as it will reflect light and keep the house cool. As such, you won’t have to blast the air conditioning during the day, reducing both your carbon footprint and energy bills.
Sometimes, it’s not about the roofing materials, but about the way you use the space. A green roof is an excellent option, especially for busy urban areas. Not only that a green roof will provide additional insulation and cooling, but it will also clean the air. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous.
Old steel-belted tires make a great roofing material. They are durable and can last for up to 50 years. And because is coated with ground slate, it can withstand even the harshest of weather conditions.
Most roofs nowadays are made from recycled content, such as plastic, rubber, old wood shingles, and so on. Recycled shingles are perhaps the greenest option on this list and it’s easy to see why.
By repurposing “waste,” we are reducing the need for extracting raw materials. That, in turn, reduces pollution and energy consumption. Don’t worry, recycled shingles are very durable and no one will be able to say that they are made out of waste.
Are You Ready to Go Green?
As you can see, there are multiple eco-friendly roofing options you can choose from, so you should make sure to select the material that fits your needs best. Look at the lifespan, warranty, and properties of the material. Consider the climate, type of home, and the other sustainable solutions that you plan on implementing.
Once you have an idea of what you want, get in touch with City2Surf Roofing and we’ll take care of the rest. We are experts in all types of roof installation, replacement and roof repairs. We can also help you figure out what solution works best for you, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.