Sustainable Roofing Materials

image of roof with sustainable roofing material

The sustainable roofing trend is gaining the attention of homeowners because it is interesting and practical.

Many people mistake sustainable for eco-friendly, but the difference is that while eco-friendly materials don’t cause harm to the surrounding environment when being used, sustainable materials are raw materials that don’t cause permanent damage to the environment during their sourcing.

Here are some sustainable roofing materials.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are some of the most popular roofing materials and they are also sustainable. This material is sturdy and has a long lifespan that allows it to survive through all weather conditions.

Its sustainability is found in the fact that it can be reused. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association says about 2 million tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles were used in the creation of roads within the United States in 2015.

 

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs have grown in popularity in the past decades, and their uses have gone beyond barns and farmhouses to include beautiful homes and workplaces.

Metal roofing can resemble traditional shingles, and they have the longevity and durability that homeowners treasure.

Due to their insulative and reflective functions, metal roofs help reduce the cost of cooling and heating the home. They also contain a large percentage of content that can be recycled.

 

SolarĀ 

Solar energy is the go-to for many sustainability-conscious homeowners, and it is a great choice too.

It helps you save electricity expenditure and reduces your carbon footprint by improving the energy efficiency in your home.

With more technological advancements, solar panels are becoming more affordable. The amount you save over time also makes it an investment worth considering.

 

Mixed Material Roofing

Mixed metal roofing is a response to a situation where you want a metal roof but are unable to afford it.

Multiple roofing materials that often combine metal and shingle roofs are a new solution that many people are trying. With this roofing style, you pair metal roof panels with laminated shingles on different roof sections for sustainability and appeal.