There are so many things you can do to help make this world more eco-friendly. You can recycle, use reusable bags at the grocery store, cut down on how much you are driving, but there is even more you can do. There are even a few roofing options that are more environmentally friendly, which can help make Mother Nature happy! Check out these roofing types that will not only protect your home, but protect the environment as well.
White roofs, also known as cooling roofs, use white or light materials to make your roof more reflective, allowing less heat to enter your home. White roofs make your home cooler, especially in warmer areas, which will cause you to run your air conditioning less. Want to learn more about cool roofs? Check out our blog, “What Are Cool Roofs?”
Clay roofs are 100% recyclable, making them the best option for anyone looking for an eco-friendly roof. Not only are they extremely cheap, but they also last for many years with proper installation and maintenance. Clay roofs are also a great option for anyone in warm climates because they have the ability to redirect heat. Clay roofs are not only perfect for the environment, but they are energy efficient as well.
Rubber roofs take recycled materials such as old tires and repurpose them to make a rubber style roof. Rubber roofs are durable and can last 50 years before needing to be replaced. They also do not need much maintenance, and can be recycled.
Metal roofs are not only made from recycled materials, but they can also be recycled after they are used. Metal roofs can also last up to 70 years, and reflect heat which will help keep your energy bill low.
Wood roofs have been used since the Renaissance era because they can be made out of completely recycled materials. They are also extremely durable for the 15-20 years they last. After your wood roof is replaced, that material can be used for any project requiring wood.
A green roof is a roof that is covered in vegetation. When you have a green roof, they layer the base of your roof with waterproof membrane and place plants on top of that. Outside of being made of healthy plants, green roofs are also good for the environment because they help clean the air around them. They also help keep heat out during the summer and the cold out during the winter.
Do you want to learn more about your options for eco-friendly roofing? Contact the local experts at Perimeter Roofing! We work with the best roofing manufacturers to provide you with the best range of roofing material options. We also have the resources to install cool roofs or solar powered roofs to make your home more energy efficient. Give us a call at the location nearest to you when you’re ready to discuss options for a new environmentally friendly roof!
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