When it comes to roofing, it’s important to know that the sustainable, green options that have emerged over the past few years are just as reliable as traditional roofing materials.
According to Luxury Housing Trends, environmentally friendly roofing alternatives are considered green based on four components: durability, materials used, energy usage and reuse/recycling. Here are a few things to keep in mind if a green roof is in your future:
If a roof is durable, it will suffer minimal damage, which ensures that it will last for a very long time. Durable materials include recycled materials like aluminum, vinyl or wood fiber, adobe blocks and steel roofing as opposed to one of the most traditional materials: asphalt shingles.
Simply put, roofing materials attain green status when they’ve used less energy than conventional materials. So if it uses any recycled materials, it’s green.
An energy efficient roof decreases the emission of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. It also locks heat in during the winter and reflects it in the summer. Metal is one of the best materials for energy efficient roofing.
A few things suggestions to keep in mind:
– To reduce waste, use recycled newspaper for roof decking.
– Request metal roofing like aluminum or steel. They require little to no maintenance and conserves energy.
– Recycled materials like sawdust, cement, and rubber are great for shingles.
Contact Bordner to discuss your green roofing options today!