Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Options
We’re all looking for ways to make our everyday lives more environmentally-friendly. If you’re in need of roof replacement, Pinnacle Roofing offers environmentally friendly options that help the planet and your budget. In Memphis, environmentally friendly and energy-saving go hand in hand.
Environmentally-friendly and Energy Saving
There are a lot of roofing options that look great without sacrificing functionality and responsibility. The kind of home you have will determine what kind of environmentally friendly roof is best for you. Look below for some of the options we offer in Memphis.
White roofs: White roofs are painted with a white coating that reflects the sun up to 70% more than black tar roofs. This means that less air is getting trapped in or around your home. If less heat is absorbed into your home, your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature inside comfortable. This can dramatically reduce your energy costs, reduce the strain on the grid in your area, and reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.
White roofs can also reduce the temperature in your area by trapping less heat during the day and at night, which can affect air quality. This is great news for people with asthma or other conditions that get worse when the heat is trapped overnight and pollution increases. In urban areas like Memphis, black surfaces like asphalt and tar roofs can raise the temperature by up to 20 degrees, especially at night. White roofs can make a significant difference for the community while saving you money in the process!
Recycled Shingle Roof: Did you know that most of the shingles sold today are actually made from recycled materials like plastic, wood, fiber, and rubber. This makes them the most environmentally friendly roofing option available. Recycled singles are also affordable and are a perfect budget-friendly alternative to slate roofs. They have a life span of 50 years. When you use this roof you help reduce the amount of waste in landfills while also saving the energy that would be used to create new materials, which means less pollution.
Single Seam Metal Roof: These roofs also reflect light, and therefore save you money thanks to reduced energy costs. They are a great options for a lot of homeowners because they’re long lasting, and can be made out of recycled materials. To make metal roofing systems as environmentally friendly as possible, choose a light-colored roof made out of recycled metals. The roof itself can have a life span of 50 years, but if you use recycled materials, and recycle the roof materials when it’s replaced, a metal roof can outlive you!
Metal roofs are also fire-resistant and help you and your family feel secure. You also won’t have to worry about snow or ice building up and damaging the room because of the metal surface allows both to slide off.
Reclaimed Clay or Slate Roof:
Clay and slate tiles are the oldest roofing materials still in use. While many people still love the look of slate and clay tiles, they can also be a great environmentally friendly option. Clay and slate can be reclaimed and recycled. They can also keep energy costs down all year long insulating your home in hot and cold temperatures by creating an air cushion around the tiles.
Spanish style homes match the curve of red clay tiles perfectly and slate tiles compliment classic historical homes. Clay and slate are natural and are both durable enough to last for a century. You can even get tiles in a light color to get the same benefits of a white roof.
Wood Single Roof: These roofs have a classic look that many people love. The shingles can be made out of reclaimed wood and be recycled when they’re done protecting your home.
Green Roof: One fo the most unique roofing options available is a green roof. This option is especially effective in urban areas. Green roofs are also referred to as “living roofs because it’s covered with living vegetation. This option has a number of benefits. For example:
- Cleans the air by naturally turning CO2 into oxygen.
- Reduced heat in the home and the atmosphere around it through natural insulation.
- Reduces rainwater runoff and potential leaks.
Rubber Roofs: These roofs are made from recycled tires, and is coating and colored to improve the look of your home. These durable shingles can last 50 years, and prevent tires from ending up a landfill. Rubber roofs can stand up to harsh weather conditions and storms. It’s waterproof, which is a huge advantage in a place with as much springtime rain as Memphis.
Environmentally Responsible Roofing Is easier than ever
There are more options than ever to complete your environmentally friendly home with a roof that keeps the air and your home cool, clean, and beautiful. At Pinnacle Roofing, we want you to have a home you can be proud of passing on to future generations.
Contact Pinnacle Roofing to learn more about the best environmentally friendly roofing option for you.