Has your roof seen better days? Maybe it is damaged beyond repair, or it is decades old and needs a refresh. Replacing your roof with sustainable roofing materials is an investment that requires some research. For homeowners looking at roof replacement in the near future, it’s important to choose something that is durable, affordable, and, perhaps most of all, environmentally friendly.
Fortunately, there are several eco-friendly options out there to consider for your roof. We think that after learning more about sustainable roofing materials, you’ll agree that an interlocking metal roofing system is the way to go.
But first, let’s look at a few alternatives.
Slate or Clay
These materials are natural, very durable, and can last for many years. And if one uses reclaimed clay or slate tiles, these are the most environmentally friendly.
Green roofing is a unique roofing option that is not as commonly seen. A green roof is a layer of vegetation planted over a waterproofing system that is installed on the top of a flat or minimally slanted roof. These are also known as vegetative roofs, and they need frequent watering and maintenance. Some green roofs include grass, plants, and small trees.
Recycled Shingle Roofs
Shingle roofs are one of the most well-known roofing products on the market today. Most of the shingles crafted right now are made from recycled content, including wood fiber, plastic, and rubber. Recycled shingles are affordably priced, making them a popular option for homeowners of all kinds.
Metal roofs are 100% recyclable and are incredibly durable, usually lasting up to 50 years — and even more! That’s why we call it lifetime roofing.
An aluminum roofing system not only reflects light but is fire-resistant and ideal for any climate. You can even harvest the rainwater that comes off the roof to use in your yard or garden.
They are energy efficient both during production and after they are installed. They are made with recyclable and/or recycled materials and are a perfect choice for eco-friendly roofing. With a roof manufactured like this, it’s no wonder that metal roofing is such a good choice for green buildings.
Plus, unlike asphalt shingles, clay tiles, slate roofs, wood shake, wood shingles, and other roofing systems made with raw materials, you’re unlikely to ever have to replace your roof again when it’s made from aluminum and properly and professionally installed.
For someone looking for the most environmentally friendly option, look no further than a metal roof.
The experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing have everything you need to get your metal roof installed, so you can stay comfortable during the fall and winter months.
Contact our team of roofing specialists today to learn more about metal roofing and how it could be the most durable, environmentally friendly option for your home.