Eco-friendly roofs have become a very popular roofing option for many homeowners over the past 30 years. There are many advantages to having these types of roofs installed on your home. Some of the benefits include lower heat and air conditioning costs, higher durability and added value to your home. If you are environmentally conscious and are looking to repair or install a new roof on your home, there are several environmentally friendly roofing options you can choose from.
A metal roof is a great option for your home because it is usually made from recycled materials and can also be recycled at the end of its life. Metals roofs are very durable and have to be replaced less frequently than other types of roofs. In fact, metal roofs can last up to 50 years. In addition, metal roofs can reflect up to 95% of solar energy, keeping your home cooler in the hot summer months. This can save you money in the long run since you will be paying less for air conditioning.
Slate and Clay Tiles
Shingles made from slate or clay are other great options for your roof. These materials are extremely durable. Slate, in particular, is one of the sturdiest materials for roofs and can last up to 100 years! Clay tiles are also hard-wearing and can be recycled at the end of their lifespan. Clay tiles can reflect heat because of their insulation capabilities. As a result, they are popular in places that face extreme weather conditions. As an added bonus, clay roofs require little maintenance compared to conventional roofing options. However, if you are considering this roofing option, the framing of your roof must be strong enough to support the weight of the slate or clay tiles.
Can you imagine planting a garden or lawn on your roof? This is definitely possible! Green roofs, otherwise known as horticultural or plant roofs, are a great eco-friendly choice. Green roofs last longer than conventional roofs because they are protected from ultraviolet radiation and temperature fluctuations, that would otherwise damage and deteriorate traditional roofs. They also keep homes cool and lessens the amount of rainwater runoff. In addition, they are very appealing and add a touch of natural beauty to your home.
Rubber roofing is another good option to consider as they are often made with recycled materials. These roofs are made out of rubber shingles from old steeled-belted tires and require very little production time and effort. Rubber is lightweight but yet sturdy and has a longer lifespan than traditional roofs. A rubber roof installed by an experienced professional can last over 50 years. Other benefits of rubber roofs are that they could withstand extreme weather such as strong winds or hail. They are also low cost and simple to maintain and repair. Another benefit is that a rubber roof can be recycled at the end of its life.
Aastro Roofing pioneered environmentally friendly roofing solutions for our clients in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Deerfield Beach. If you are looking for an eco-friendly option for your roof, contact us today to speak with an experienced roofing expert.