Building and maintaining your home doesn’t have to take a toll on the environment around you. There are so many benefits to ensuring that your home is as eco-friendly as possible, including (but not limited to) keeping your family healthier, keeping your cost of living down and contributing to a better environment in general. One of the simplest ways to incorporate a greener lifestyle into your home improvement is by ensuring eco-friendly roof replacement – and with all the options available, this step is simple as can be.
For example, recycled roofing products (made often of recycled plastic and rubber) are an excellent way to reduce environmental waste. Moreover, they are designed to look like beautiful tile and wood shake roofing materials, making it excellent for the overall look of your home.
Clay and slate roofing materials are also great choices for roof replacement because of their composition – both are make primarily from natural resources. These materials can sometimes be pricier than other options, partly because they’re beautiful and partly because they were made without chemical treatment, but their benefits often outweigh the price tag for conscientious home owners. If you do choose one of these options for your roof, however, be wary of any treatments that get applied after installation – sometimes the additional protective treatments contain toxic chemicals, so be sure to speak with your roofing specialist if you want to remain eco-friendly throughout the process.
Metal roofing is another environment-friendly option because of its reusability. Metal keeps its value and, as a roof, lasts much longer than many of its counterparts, making it a great investment. Asphalt shingles, too, are eco-friendly. While this may surprise some, because of their cost-effective price tag, asphalt shingles are composed of natural materials, lessening their negative environmental impact. Making greener choices in your home improvement doesn’t have to be difficult- there are many eco-friendly roof replacement options available today for all budgets and tastes.