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Environmentally Friendly Roofing Options

If you are in the market for a new roof, you may be wondering if there are any environmentally friendly options available. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most popular green roofing options and discuss the pros and cons of each. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right roofing material for your home. So if you’re interested in learning more about eco-friendly roofing, keep reading!

There are a number of environmentally friendly roofing options available to homeowners today.

From recycled materials to green building techniques, there are plenty of ways to make your home’s roof environmentally friendly.

We’ll explore some of the most popular eco-roofing options, and we’ll discuss the benefits of each. We hope this information will help you make an informed decision when it comes time to replace your home’s roof. Thanks for reading! Let’s explore eight different roofing materials that can be considered eco-friendly.

We will also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each material. So, if you are in the market for a new roof and are looking for an environmentally friendly option, keep watching!

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) agrees that a white roof is a good idea, but a highly reflective metal roof is even better. New technologies allow even darker colored metal roofs to absorb less heat through the use of highly reflective pigments that reflect solar energy. Corrugated metal roofing and its close cousin, ribbed panel roofing, offer the original style of corrugated (iron) steel roofs. At an average cost of $5.50 to $8.50 per square foot installed, corrugated metal is priced somewhat similarly to asphalt shingles, especially at the low end. 

And yet, high-end corrugated metal panels are far more durable, energy efficient, and can last far longer than asphalt shingles. Asphalt roofs are far cheaper to install, averaging around $6,000 for a 1,000-square-foot home, which includes materials and labor. 

A metal roof can range quite a bit based on the metal used and the design, but the typical price for a 1,000-sq-ft home is around $11,375.  Reclaimed vs Recycled is largely a case of personal preference, but there are some points to consider for both.

Environmentally, either recycled or reclaimed will always be preferential to a newly made item or material.  Reclaimed is arguably that little bit better than recycled, as no extra machine power is needed to process the material. That works for items such as wood, but for plastic you really need to recycle it to get much usability. 

The other thing is that you’re more likely to have a FSC certificate for recycled material, as the process for giving one to reclaimed materials is long and complex, requiring many steps and resources. Realistically, in the fight of reclaimed vs recycled, both are a good decision.

Hope all this info was helpful!