Top 3 Most Environmentally Friendly Roofing Materials
Nearly everything we do has an impact on the environment in some way or another. Whether we’re driving our cars, traveling overseas or simply eating out of plastic containers, these actions all have an impact on the Earth. Because of this, people are beginning to recognise just how much they’re affecting the environment with their everyday actions and are trying to decrease their carbon footprint daily. One of the ways you can reduce the size of your carbon footprint is by opting for a more environmentally-friendly roof. There are many options available on the market, and just because it’s saving the environment, it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on its visual appeal or durability.
At Home Genius Exteriors, we take the environment seriously. Our expert roofing contractors specialise in installing environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient roofing systems for your home. If you’re looking for a beautiful yet energy-efficient roof, well then we’re the guys for the job. Give Home Genius Exteriors a call today for all your residential and commercial roofing needs.
Metal roofing is by far the most environmentally-friendly roofing option available on the market today. Metal roofing panels act as great reflectors of UV rays. As a result, you’ll end up spending less on air-conditioning as the sun’s rays are reflected back off your roof, without the absorption of any heat, making metal roofing an incredibly energy-efficient roofing option. Metal roofing is also largely made from recycled metal and once your roof has reached the end of its lifespan, it can be recycled once again.
Slate roofing is a fantastic roofing option for those looking to spare the environment. Made from rock or stone, slate roofing is incredibly durable and long-lasting. When properly maintained, it can last for more than 100 years. Which means that you would never have to replace your slate roof again. Should you purchase an old house whose slate roof is at the end of its life, the slate can be recycled without emitting any harmful gasses into the environment.
Most cedar roofing shingles and shakes are sourced from sustainable cedarwood harvesters making it a more environmentally-friendly roofing option. They are also incredibly thermal resistant which means that you’ll save a lot more energy when it comes to heating or cooling your home. Old or weakened shingles can also be recycled into mulch for your garden.
Home Genius Exteriors, Maryland’s Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Contractor
Our roofing specialists provide Maryland homeowners with the very best in energy-efficient and mess-free roofing services. For roofing that you can rely on, give Home Genius Exteriors a call today.