The Best Sustainable Roofing Materials
Roof replacement is one of the most expensive home improvement projects you can complete. Trying to determine which materials are right for the job is a huge task. With rising environmental concerns, a lot of homeowners are trying everything they can to incorporate more eco-friendly options into their homes. The roof is a great place to start, especially if it needs to be replaced anyway. These materials listed have been known for being the most sustainable roofing options on the market today.
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Wood shakes and shingles are by far the best sustainable roofing material, as wood is a sustainable resource. We can always plant more trees and harvest them responsibly to get great quality roofing. Despite being only moderately durable, wood shakes and shingles can easily be disposed of as they are a biodegradable material. It’s important to not use any synthetic additives when treating the wood as this could possibly affect the way it breaks down.
Clay tiles are one of the most durable roofing materials out there right now in Littleton, Colorado. These tiles are heavy and tend to be on the more expensive side in terms of cost. Clay is a plentiful resource, which makes it more sustainable than most other roofing options. Most manufacturers claim that their products are also sustainable. Clay roofs are long-lasting, which also cuts down on using resources over time.
Metal roofing usually contains a high amount of recycled content when being created, and is easily recyclable once they need to be replaced. They are also more energy-efficient than other types of roofs. They can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are still several problems with how metal is sourced, so this option isn’t 100 percent sustainable.
Horn Brothers Roofing has sustainable roofing options available. They are more than happy to help with suggestions that will best suit your home. Email or call them today!