Whether you are building a new house or just need to replace your old roof, your choice of the roof can have a great impact on the environment as well as your energy bills. Choosing eco-friendly roofing is a good decision for the environment as well as your pocket. Following are the two eco-friendly roofing options.
1. Recycled Shingles
We produce a lot of industrial as well as domestic waste. Most of this waste is recyclable, but unfortunately, ends up in landfills and oceans polluting our environment. Choosing recycled shingles roofing is a great way to take our part in reducing pollution. And the great news is that we do not need to compromise on quality. Recycled shingles are durable and look as good as any other roofing.
2. Standing-steam Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are extremely durable and recyclable. So, when your roof will end its life as a roof, it will be recycled, instead of ending up in landfills and oceans. Metal roofing is expensive, however. Given that it has a very long life, it is a good investment to make, both environmentally and financially. If you live in an area with heavy snowfall, you may find that the snow just slides right off your metal roof. This is not a big problem for many homeowners, however.
In addition to choosing the eco-friendly roofing material, you can take other measures to make your house eco-friendly. Choosing the color of your roofs is one such measure. Choosing a light color for your roof ensures that most of the sunlight is reflected back and your home remains cool in summer. Additionally, do not forget to install proper insulation in your roofs. Proper insulation makes it easy to heat your house during the winter and cool it during the summer resulting in savings in your energy bills.