Answering Your Questions About Roofing

Environmentally Friendly Roofs: What You Should Know

by Donald Evans

If you are the type of person who drives an eco-friendly car, uses your own grocery bags, and tries to live a fairly organic lifestyle then you may be interested in all things that are environmentally friendly. If, in addition to being green-friendly, you are in the market for a new roof, then this article is just the thing for you. Why? Because there are environmentally friendly roofing options for you to consider talking to your commercial roofing company about. Would you like to learn more? If so, then this article is just the thing for you.

Green Roofs

Did you know that there are flat roofing systems that have gardens on top? Depending on the part of the country that you live in and the type of house or building that you own, a green roof may be something for you to invest in. Typically, your roofer will install a flat roof that has a thick layer of water protection and a water drain off system. Then, they will basically plant a small garden on top in a strategic way so that water will run off and drain properly. The benefit? More oxygen that goes into the environment, insulation that comes from plants, and a unique drainage system to help naturally get rid of rain water.

Metal Roofs

Another form of environmentally friendly roofing is metal roofing. Why? Metal is really sustainable and very resilient which means that you won't need to have it replaced for a really long time. When you get a metal roofing service to come out to your house, make sure to talk to them about what kind of metal roof will last the longest. 

Recycled Roof Shingles

If you don't think that a green roof is going to be sustainable in the area that you live in or if you just aren't interested in it, there is still another eco-friendly option for you to consider; a roof made of recycled roof shingles. Similar to most recycled products, recycled roof shingles are just as resilient as non-recycled shingles which means that they will give you great coverage but without the guilt of waste.

In some instances, you may be able to write off an eco-friendly roof on your taxes. However, that is something that you should be sure to talk to your certified public accountant about. If you want to learn a little bit more about these and other roofing options, make sure that you reach out to a roofing company near you today!