How to Make Your Roof More Eco-Friendly

As with anything, when it comes to roofing, there are small changes you can make that will as a result make your home a little bit more eco-friendly. This means using more sustainable materials to complete the structure of your roof. These small changes not only keep your roof in just as good condition, but it also means that you are doing your duty to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Because this is something that we care about a lot and that our customers are becoming more and more interested in, we wanted to share with you a few ways that you can make your roof more eco-friendly.

 

Shingles

If you want to invest in sustainable materials for your roofing and overall property, shingles are perfect. These are a very common form of roofing as they are affordable, reliable, and easy to replace. However, another great quality of shingles is that they are generally made from sustainable or recycled wood, therefore lowering your carbon footprint.

 

Metal roofing

Metal is not an uncommon material used in roofing. It is strong and durable and has a fantastic lifespan. However, there are more benefits to using metal in your roofing, as it is 100% recyclable therefore making it a sustainable and eco-friendly material. Metal roofing is also fire resistant and able to withstand the force of strong and severe weather.

 

Corrugated roofing

Corrugated roofing sheets are perhaps one of the most popular styles of roofing for economic homes. It’s a very versatile and durable material and is designed in a way that allows it to cope with all forms of weather and ultimately keep your home protected. 

 

Rubber roofing

Rubber roofing is one of the most effective, long-lasting and highly durable and resistant materials you can get in roofing. Therefore, it is always something we highly recommend. It has a lifespan of around 50 years, which makes it a good option if you are looking to make your home more eco-friendly as it means contributing less waste, less frequently. 

 

Recycled materials

Using recycled materials within your roofing is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. In this day and age, there are a lot more easily accessible recycled materials that can be used in roofing, such as wood fibre, plastic and rubber. Not only is this great for the environment, but these materials are also very durable and strong and also have a very long lifespan. 

Recycled materials are generally affordable in roofing, therefore making it a great alternative to switch to. Using these recycled materials means wasting less energy as well as producing less waste. Furthermore, though recycled materials are known for their environmentally friendly perks, they also look great too, so that your property exterior can still remain looking good whilst you do your bit to lower your carbon footprint. 

For more information or if you require our help with any of your roofing needs, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to assist you.