In recent years, more and more homeowners have become environmentally conscious. Hence, it really should come as no surprise that many of these same homeowners are looking for more eco-friendly roofing options for their homes. If you are among these homeowners, you will be happy to know that the market now offers several different options when it comes to environmentally friendly roofing. You can learn more about some of these options below.
EPDM Rubber Roofing
While this option is still relatively new in the residential roofing market, the popularity of this option is growing very quickly. This is due largely in part to the fact that rubber roofing offers a perfect blend of environmentally friendly and budget-friendly features. For example, the fact that this style of roofing makes use of a high percentage of recycled materials makes it incredibly eco-friendly. On the other hand, the fact that these roofs are able to outlive standard asphalt roofs by as much as a few decades makes them very budget-friendly.
Metal roofs are not often the first thing that comes to mind when searching for an environmentally friendly roofing option, however, choosing this roofing option can actually be quite beneficial for the environment. Much like rubber roofing, metal roofing materials are often comprised of a high percentage of recycled materials. Metal roofs also offer one of the longest lifespans of any style of residential roofing. This ultimately translates to fewer roofing materials in your local landfills.
Solar roofing is a great option for homeowners who are looking to take their commitment to the environment to the next level. This is because this style of roofing not only makes use of an eco-friendly rubber base material but also makes use of electricity-generating solar panels. This can help to lessen your dependence on unsustainable energy sources and even allow you to enjoy lower energy bills each month thanks to your ability to harness the natural power of the sun.
Green (Live) Roofing
Green or live roofing as it is sometimes called is another great option for homeowners who are looking to take the eco-friendly nature of their home to the next level. Like solar roofing, this option makes use of a rubber base material. However, rather than combining this base material with the use of solar panels, a green roof combines the use of rubber roofing with the use of live plants. These plants are used to cover all or a portion of the roof's surface. This style of roofing will provide you with many benefits such as increased insulation and reduced stress being put on your base roofing material. At the same time, this style of roofing can help the environment by improving air quality and helping to remove pollution from the air.
Reach out to a company like Burwell Construction Inc for more information.Share