Whether you are looking for roofing that will outlast the typical asphalt shingle or you’re considering an eco-friendly roofing material that is kind to the Earth, there are several options to choose from. Take a look at the best Earth-friendly roofing options for your home this season.
Recycled shingles made from recycled products:
These shingles are green because they are all the result of a previous product. Recycled plastics, wood fiber, rubber and even shells and rocks are used in eco-friendly shingles. These products can be the result of waste from homes or from factories. Either way these green shingles tend to last longer than traditional asphalt shingles and can help keep our landfills free of waste!
Reclaimed lumber shingles are another eco-friendly option:
If you live in an area that the local building code allows for wood shingles, reclaimed lumber shingles could be a great option. Lumber that is reclaimed from old barns, railroad ties, demolished wood buildings; bridges and other projects are the source for these shingles. This means new trees weren’t forested in order to make these shingles and therefore a good eco-friendly option for wood shingles.
Sustainability grown lumber shingles:
All forested lumber isn’t necessarily bad! There are forests that are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), which means these trees are grown just for use in construction and building-type materials. While some of these materials are used for siding and shakes, some roofing shingles are also made from sustainability grown lumber.
There are always new products coming out from roofing product manufacturers and recycled, reclaimed lumber and sustainability grown lumber shingles are options for you to choose from. Look to your budget, your climate and your local building codes to determine which ones will fit your home the best. Each manufacturer will have a range of colors, sizes, and styles to fit the architecture of your home. If you need help choosing the best roofing option, a professional roofing company is equipped with years of experience and knowledge to help you make that decision.
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