What Are Green Friendly Roofing Options?
There has been a more recent trend towards all things green, and for good reason. Whether it be cars, energy, or waste disposal, going green is a great way to help protect our planet. Have you ever wondered if you could make your roof green too? Well, we have some answers for you. Here are several green roofing options so you can help protect the environment and save money in the process.
White Membrane Roofing:
These roofs do an exceptional job of reflecting heat, up to 90% of the sun’s rays! Typical asphalt roofs absorb heat and do a relatively poor job of reflecting the sun’s rays. Why should this matter to you? When your roof reflects heat instead of absorbing it, there is less of a strain placed on cooling systems. This saves you money and lowers greenhouse gas emissions in the process.
These roofs are made up of vegetation layers, which essentially equates to a garden living on your roof. This leads to energy savings for you, longer roof life, and better air quality. Green roofs also absorb rainwater and drain storm water exceptionally well.
Another green option is tile roofing. These are clay tiles that contain no harmful toxins or chemical preservatives. They are recyclable and are extremely durable. Additionally, these tiles are energy efficient, which lowers energy costs and ultimately reduces harmful chemicals from being released into the atmosphere.
These are just several types of green roofing options that are energy efficient and reduce damage done to the environment. If you have any questions about these or any other green roofing options, feel free to contact us at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).