Some eco-friendly roofing options

Many people are trying to adopt a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. So they recycle paper and aluminum, put timers on their lights, set thermostats differently when no one is home, or install low-flow toilets and other water-saving devices. Most people have several eco-friendly initiatives taking place at one time under one roof. But what about the roof itself? If you’re thinking about building a home or replacing your roof, Metal Roofing Solutions is here to offer some eco-friendly roofing options. Read on for more information.

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Wood Shingles

These are experiencing a renaissance of sorts because of their “greenness.” Wood roofs have always been durable; they generally last about 15 to 20 years. And not only can wood shingles be recycled once the time comes to replace the roof, but the original materials can be manufactured from reclaimed or recycled wood. Therefore, the life cycle of the wood can be lengthened.

Metal Roofs

Like wood shingles, metal roofs can be both produced from recycled metal products and recycled themselves after replacement. It doesn’t hurt that metal roofs can last 50 years or more while reflecting heat and keeping energy costs down.

Slate Tiles

This may win the “sturdiest material award.” The tenure of slate roofs tends to be measured in multiples of decades rather than years (in fact, some companies offer a 100-year warranty on slate roofs). And if you can find a company with repurposed salvaged slate tiles, your roof will be even more eco-friendly.

Clay Tiles

Did you know that clay tiles are completely recyclable? These are common in desert climates because of their ability to reflect the heat and reputation for durability. Plus, homeowners save on electricity costs because clay tiles insulate against both heat and cold by creating an “air cushion” below and above the tiles.

With Metal Roofing Solutions being a well respected supplier of premium quality metal roofing material, we know everything there is to know about the metal roofing industry. We know how eco-friendly a metal roof can be for your home. If you would like more information about our metal roofing material, and why metal is an eco-friendly choice, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.