What Makes a Green Roof?

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With the increase in awareness of climate change, more and more people are switching to green roofing materials for their homes. You may think that it’s hard to find sustainable products, but it keeps getting easier with all the new advancements happening on a daily basis. So what exactly makes a green roof? Keep on reading to find out more!

What Makes an Environmentally Friendly Roof?

People most often think that an environmentally roof means that the raw materials used are eco-friendly. While this is the case, it’s only part of the equation. These specific materials must be manufactured in a way that is also good for the environment. They have to be long-lasting to get as much use out of them as possible. Most sustainable roofing materials are durable and will last far longer than cheaper, less sustainable materials. Lastly, how the roofing materials are disposed of once it’s time for a roof replacement is important to keep in mind.

install a clay tile roof in ColoradoMost of the time these materials will also help your home’s performance. There are a certain number of materials that can reflect heat away from the home to lower cooling costs, as well as absorb heat during colder months.

What Makes Roofing Materials Sustainable?

There are a handful of roofing materials that are sustainable for your home in Lakewood, Colorado. These include metal, slate, clay tile, and wood shakes and shingles. All of these roofing materials are sustainable to a degree, mostly because they are long-lasting. Out of all of these products, wood is the most sustainable material because it is a renewable resource. They can be harvested from trees that can be replanted, as well as begin to decompose over time. Although they may not last as long as certain materials, wood is the best option if you are fully committed to turning your home green.

Horn Brothers Roofing has sustainable roofing materials available. Their experts are happy to help with suggestions that will best suit your home. Contact them today!

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