In this day and age, being kind to the environment is more important than ever. Although we may not realise, there are all sorts of little adjustments we can make to things in our day-to-day lives that would be a more environmentally friendly alternative to the things we know and use. The most important part, is being aware of what we can do to help. Here at CJS Roofing, we do our best to work with environmentally friendly materials and try to make our customers aware of the benefits of them and why they should consider them as an option.
Here are a few of the things we suggest!
Lead is a much more economical alternative
One of the ways you can make your roof more eco-friendly, is to find alternative materials. These materials still do the job just as well, if not better, and are better for the environment. One of our favourites is lead, which is a recyclable material, meaning that it is very efficient and reusable. Aside from it’s environmental benefits, lead is actually a fantastic material for roofing, as it is durable and flexible, strong, long lasting, can be moulded to fit almost any shape, and also expands and contracts during temperature change.
Get solar panels
To some, solar panels aren’t very aesthetically pleasing, and so they are put off by the thought of having them in a fairly visible place on your house. However, although solar panels may look a little big and bulky, the eco-friendly benefits of them outweigh this factor.
With solar panels, it’s not just about making your roof more environmentally friendly, but your home too. They generate clean and renewable power that comes from the sunlight. Of course, electricity is something we use all the time, probably a lot more than we realise, and the hard fact of that is that it’s not good for our environment. With solar panels, you can reduce your carbon footprint by generating energy more economically!
Lighter coloured roofs
This may sound quite bizarre and not something that you have ever really thought about or considered, but light colours reflect sunlight, ultimately reducing energy usage and costs during the summer time. This is a fairly easy adjustment to make, as you can simply switch to light coloured shingles or any other roofing materials and it is just a change in design. Just one simple change such as this can improve your home and make it more environmentally friendly.
Switch to slate roofing
Slate roofing is better for the environment in the way that it is not manufactured but instead is created from natural resources. This reduces pollution significantly, and to add to this, slates are very long lasting and able to withstand a lot of weather conditions without getting damaged. This prevents need for replacement, however should your roof encounter any damage, the slate is easily replaceable without causing damage to the environment.
For more information or if you have any questions you would like to ask us, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the details on our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.