Green Roofing Denver
Do you consider yourself environmentally conscious? As one of the leading green roofing companies in Denver, we’re proud of our extensive line of green roofing materials that will shield your home in environment-friendly roofing material. In most cases, eco-friendly roofs are made out of recycable shingles, clay tiles, wood, or metal. Asphalt shingles are classified as a non-recyclable material in the state of Colorado. But why are eco-friendly roofing materials often chosen over other roofing system alternatives?
Choosing Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials
As a property owner, you have the ability to choose a type of roofing material that’s eco-friendly. Older homes typically have roofs that are made out of asphalt shingles, which is a more affordable option than green roofing materials. However, choosing a green roof will provide homeowners with the ability to make an eco-conscious choice and their own contribution towards a greener environment.
- Fewer replacements and repairs
- A better choice for the environment
How You Can Contribute to a Healthier Ecosystem
Many green roofing systems are much more durable than you’d think and are fire and water-resistant. These systems are also affordable, accessible, and a healthier choice for the ecosystem.
These days, shingles that are made out of recycled materials are one of the most popular options. In the past, asphalt was the go-to choice since these shingles are highly durable, easy to install, affordable, and water-resistant.
However, they also pose a threat to the environment since they emit dangerous fumes when recycled, due to the fact that they’re petroleum-based.
Eco-friendly shingles are made out of metal, rubber, wood, concrete tile, slate tile, or clay tile. The cost of these shingles can vary depending on type. Yet, most types of green shingles are very affordable.
A cool roof is another green alternative and it can be made out of any type of material, however, the roof’s paint must be white, or another type of light shade. These roofs are also known as white roofs and they can save you thousands of dollars a year on cooling costs. Do you tend to run your central air several hours a day during the summer and still struggle to keep your home nice and cool? Then a cool roof may just be the solution.
As you may already know, light colors will work to reflect the rays of the sun, instead of absorbing them like dark colors tend to. Because of this, a lighter roof will be a more eco-friendly solution for your home and can help to keep it significantly cooler during the summer months. Since your home will naturally stay cooler when it’s hot out, you will not spend as much each month on your energy bill, which is often the case for most families in the summer due to running their central air for several hours a day.
A metal roof will be more expensive than an asphalt roof, however, the roof’s reputation for long-lasting durability, it’s full recyclability, and it’s light reflecting features are often a fair tradeoff. These roofs have a reputation for lasting forty to fifty years and are less likely to need costly repairs or replacement during this time. These roofs require minimal maintenance, unlike asphalt roofs that need annual inspections and routine maintenance.
Because metal roof reflects light, it will also lower your energy costs in the summer. During the winter, this type of green roofing material will also allow snow to cascade off, which will prevent the formation of ice dams. Additionally, metal roofs are also fire-resistant.
Synthetic Shingles (F-Wave)
Synthetic Shingles are a fully recyclable thermoplastic product. They do not have granules, which tend to come off asphalt shingles over the years, and end up in your yard. A synthetic shingle roof is eco-friendly in that it is recyclable, contains none of the harmful toxins that asphalt does and requires replacement far less often than asphalt shingles.
A slate roof also referred to as a reclaimed clay roof, is incredibly durable and can last up to one hundred years. If you choose a light-colored slate roof, it can also help to keep your energy costs low during the summer months. However, like a wood shake roof, the initial cost is high.
More About Green Roofing
If you’re not sure what type of green roofing material is right for your home, then contact us today for a free inspection and consultation. Our experienced inspectors will assess the condition of your roof and go over your options concerning which type of eco-friendly material will be the right choice for your home. If you’re on a tight budget, it’s also possible that your insurance company will cover the cost of your new roof, if your roof is in desperate need of repairs or replacement. We can help you fill out an insurance claim and our inspectors can write out an estimate that will include detailed information regarding the condition of your home and the cost of repairing or replacing your existing roof.
Our team of licensed contractors has several years of experience working with green roofing materials. We will work with you, to help you find an option that will work with your budget and your roofing needs. We pride ourselves in our excellent client communication, so once you’re scheduled for a roof replacement, we will remain in close contact every step of the way, providing you with updates and other important information regarding progress and costs. With our years of experience and as proud members of the community, we will help you pick out the best green roofing material for your home and the environment, and one that will allow you to enjoy many of the benefits that a green roof has to offer, for several years to come.
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