Environmental Roofing Trends
Whether a home or commercial property, people are looking towards sustainable and environmentally responsible roofing solutions for their property. With this strong preference to move to more eco-friendly materials, Rebuild Texas can help people go green and minimize environmental impact. The following are some popular environmental roofing trends we see today.
Metal roofing is not new by any means and provides a stylish aesthetic for homes and commercial buildings. This durable and long lasting material is lightweight, energy efficient, and with the right care and maintenance, can last a lifetime.
Cool roofing is an excellent choice for states that run hot in the summer… like Texas. The composition of cool roofs reflects heat and helps keep the structure cool and lower energy costs.
Like metal, we’re all likely familiar with solar roofing panels, and today they are gaining in popularity. The solar shingles replace or lay on top of the existing roof shingles and absorb the light from the sun. This clean energy can help save on energy cost and, in time, the savings can pay back the cost of installation.
A synthetic rubber roof can withstand the unpredictable and extreme weather we see in North Texas. It’s a low-cost option, and can be recycled.
Derived from clay, terracotta tiles are durable and long lasting. While they can cost more money upfront, with the right care, they can last up to 50 years.
A literal garden on the roof, green roofing or living roof is more commonly used on commercial buildings and not only brings beautiful scenery to an area, but can improve the air quality and energy efficiency of the structure.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Recycling
While green roofing is in its infancy, the price of these materials can be high. Asphalt shingles remain one of the most popular roofing materials and can last roughly 20 years before needing replacement. Unfortunately, these old shingles wind up in landfills. You can help reduce the environmental impact with an asphalt recycling program.