Time to replace your roof?
Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials
With an overwhelming interest in green living and conservation, roofing manufacturers now offer a wide range of eco-friendly roofing materials for every style home. Today’s homeowners can choose from a variety of roofing materials that are environmentally friendly, energy efficient, long lasting and affordable. Take a look at some great eco-friendly roofing materials.
“Cool roofs” are the latest development in green roofing materials. Unlike dark roofing materials that absorb heat, cool roofs are made in lighter colors that reflect the sun away from your home. By reducing heat, they also reduce the need for air conditioning and create more even indoor temperatures, especially in areas with hot, sunny climates. Cool roofs conserve energy, reduce energy costs, and decrease air pollution that’s associated with greenhouse gas emissions. Cool roof tiles are coated with a special solar reflecting substance that keeps your roof up to 75 percent cooler than conventional roofing materials during hot weather.
Clay and Slate Tile Roofs
For centuries, natural clay and slate tiles have been used as roofing materials because of their durability and long life, up to 100 years. In Europe, you’ll find many homes and buildings with natural clay roofs that date back to the early 18th century. Natural clay and slate tile roof tiles are eco-friendly materials that offer many advantages for your home. They are completely fire-resistant, insect-resistant, rot-resistant, and maintenance-free, although they can crack or break under heavy force like falling tree limbs. Clay and tile roofing materials come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors that will complement any architectural style home. Although they are expensive, the initial cost will be offset by their long lifespan.
Metal roofs offer unique style and an affordable, eco-friendly investment for your home. Because they are manufactured from fire-resistant, recycled metals, they provide safety and long-term durability. Traditional asphalt shingles that are not eco-friendly will last for 20-25 years when properly maintained. In comparison, eco-friendly metal roofing will last 50-60 years, resulting in fewer roof replacements over time. To enhance the beauty of both modern and traditional architecture, metal roofing comes in numerous styles, designs and colors. Darker colors will provide more warmth in cooler climates, while lighter colors will reflect light and heat and keep your home cooler.
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