In recent years, sustainability has been more than just a buzzword. Even in construction, the focus has shifted towards sustainable building products that do not contribute to the environment.
It’s clear that asphalt shingles are a huge industry. More than 10,000,000 tons end up in landfills across the US. It must work towards reducing its carbon footprint, and helping the planet.
There is no one right way to choose an eco-friendly roof. Some recycling efforts may not always be possible. However, there are some things you can consider when choosing a roofing system for your home. These factors will make a greater impact on the environmental footprint of your home over the life of your roof. You can rest better at night if you choose a roof that is more durable in terms of its manufacturing and performance. However, it will still look great and perform well.
These are three sustainable roofing options that are proving to be very popular with homeowners and business owners in the United States today.
You can choose metals like zinc and copper that are both sustainable in manufacturing and last a long time. Metal roofs are extremely durable and long-lasting. In many cases, they can last up to 80 years before needing to be replaced. This allows you to reduce the amount of roofing material waste such as shingles.
Slate roofing is one of the oldest roofing materials in the world. It is extremely long-lasting, fireproof, and durable. A slate roof, when installed by a skilled roofing contractor like the professionals at Old Time Roofing can last as long as a century with very little maintenance. A slate roof is just as durable as metal and will not contribute to landfill waste.
- Clay tile
Clay tile roofs can last for a lifetime, just like metal or slate. If you select a high-quality clay tile, you will enjoy extreme weather protection, breakage resistance, and resistance against irritants such as mold, salt, fire, and irritants. Clay tile roofs can last longer than metal or slate and will not be thrown away. You can also choose from a variety of finishes, shapes and colours, making it a completely customizable roof.
To learn more about sustainable roofing, contact a local roofing contractor for guidance and advice.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.