Many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more eco and energy friendly. This means incorporating ideas like tankless water heaters and solar generators. There is another way you can add an eco- and energy-friendly aspect to your home. By choosing eco-friendly roofing materials, you can increase several aspects of your home. Here are some of those aspects and what to know about each one.
The first reason you should consider eco-friendly roofing materials is for your energy consumption. Energy efficiency means reducing your consumption on your overall bill. For example, you may have a high bill during the summer because your HVAC is running overtime. This excessive power usage is due to the HVAC being unable to maintain a stable temperature due to energy losses from insulation, roofing, and weather stripping. Most eco-friendly roofing materials, like slate and metal, can reduce energy loss and increased heat in the home by reflecting the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them.
Sustainable materials and using those sustainable materials is a hot topic across various business fields. The use of sustainable materials and recycled materials means a reduction in carbon emissions that are created during the creation of new materials. For example, instead of creating all new materials, you can use recycled metal roofing. You can also use roofing materials like clay and wood to help reduce the ongoing manufacturing of chemical-based materials. In some states, using sustainable materials in your home construction can also benefit you on your taxes and homeowners exemptions or discounts in your county.
The durability of roofing materials is vital during storms and excessive snow or ice. The durability of your roof can also be tested during extreme temperatures and hail storms. When you consider roofing materials you may not think eco-friendly options are durable. The truth is they are just as durable as traditional roofing and in some cases have higher durability. Metal roofing can hold up to most extreme weather conditions, for example. It also does not rip or tear the way a traditional asphalt shingle may.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider eco-friendly roofing materials. If you are ready to upgrade your current roof or if you need a new roof for your home build, contact your roofing contractor. You can discuss your eco-friendly options. You can also discuss any special installation process that is required for your chosen material as well.