3 Most Sustainable Roofing Options

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Now more than ever, homeowners are increasingly looking to utilize roofing materials that are more sustainable. Luckily, there are plenty of great options to choose from!

If you’re planning on replacing your roof, take a look at these more eco-friendly roofing options to consider:

Cedar Shingles

Not only are cedar shingles eye-catchingly beautiful, but they can also last a long time. With regular cedar shingle maintenance and care, your wood roof can remain functional for upwards of 50 years; double the average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof. Other great benefits to cedar roofing are that it’s naturally insulating, durable against severe weather conditions, and it deters pests and other unwanted animals or bugs.

When it does come time to replace your cedar roof, the shingles can be passed through a chipper to be repurposed into wood chips or mulch. As well, you will then be eliminating the need to transport and dump large amounts of non-renewable roofing materials to the landfill.

Slate Roofing

This elegant stone roofing option may be one of the more expensive ones, but it is also one of the most eco-friendly. Slate tiles can last for up to 200 years and are exceedingly durable! With many variations of color and shapes, your slate roof will be truly unique. 

Slate roofing is a great sustainable roofing choice because of its incredibly long lifespan but also because it provides excellent insulation and thermal performance that can help lower your energy bills. Another benefit is that no pollution or volatile organic compounds (common groundwater contaminants) are emitted during their manufacturing process.  

Metal Roofing 

Metal roofing continues to grow in popularity for its intriguing look, versatility, and amazing qualities. Homeowners often opt for metal roofing because it is long-lasting, extremely durable, and a more eco-friendly alternative to other roofing materials.

One of the key sustainable qualities of metal roofs is their great thermal performance. The sheets are reflective, which help bounce sun rays away from your home instead of absorbing them, creating a cooling effect. Your metal roof can be crafted from recycled metal for an even more eco-friendly option, as well.

Contact us today to learn more

If you’re looking to have a cedar, slate, metal, or other roof installed on your home, we’ve got you covered! Our Fairfield roofers at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing, and gutter systems both look great and are functioning properly for years to come! Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 to learn more.

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