Want An Eco-Friendly Roof? 3 Options To Choose From

If your home needs a new roof and you are eco-friendly, you have many roofing options to choose from. Below is information about three of these options to help you decide what roof you would like to have on your home. You can then hire a roofing contractor to install your new roof for you. 

Cool Roof

A cool roof, also known as a white roof, is any roof that is white or made of a light color. These colors reflect the sun's rays to keep your roof cooler. A cooler roof means not as much heat gets into your attic. If heat does get into your attic, it will also get into your home. If so, your air conditioning system will have to run to keep your home cooler. Because not as much heat gets into the attic if you install a cool roof, your air conditioning system will run much less, which is better for the environment. This also saves you money on your monthly energy bills and puts less work on your air conditioning unit. 

Corrugated Roof

A corrugated roof is made from steel coils. There is a galvanized underlying layer under the steel coils. The coils can be painted or left unpainted. This roofing is durable and holds up well to weather elements. If you live in an area that gets extremely cold or extremely hot, this is a good option for you. You can choose from a variety of colors for the roof so it can match your home. This roof is made of a light material, and because it is durable, it will last longer, which makes it more eco-friendly. This also allows you to save money as you can keep your roof longer than other roofing materials. 

Wood Shingles

A wood shingle roof can be eco-friendly but only if the wood comes from a forest that is made to create wood items. Make sure you ask the roofing contractor if you are not sure. You will also hear this roof referred to as wood shake. Being environmentally friendly is not the only benefit of choosing wood shingles. The shingles are durable, stable, and flexible. They provide insulation for your home to keep your home warmer in the cold winter months and cooler in the summer. A wood shake roof also offers aesthetics as it looks great on many homes. 

Talk with a roofing contractor for more information.