Many people are doing their part to help the environment by implementing more eco-friendly measures in their daily lives. But can the way you build a home help the environment? Are there building practices and materials used in residential home building that are eco-friendly and sustainable? If it’s time for you to build a new home or replace your roof, there are some environmentally friendly options for residential roofing in St Louis.
Here are the most popular eco-friendly roofing materials:
Wood Shingles – Wood shingles are experiencing a renaissance because of their “greenness.” Wood roofs generally last about 15 to 20 years. And not only can wood shingles be recycled, but the original shingles can be manufactured from reclaimed or recycled wood.
Metal Roofs – Metal roofs can also be produced from recycled metal products and be recycled after replacement. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years or more while reflecting heat and keeping energy costs down. This helps explain why they are quickly climbing in popularity as a residential roofing option.
Clay Tiles – Clay tiles are entirely recyclable. They are common in desert climates because of their durability and ability to reflect the heat. Also, homeowners who choose this option will save on electricity costs as clay tiles insulate against both heat and cold by creating an “air cushion” above and below the tiles.