Many activities have impacts on the environment. The impacts can either be positive or negative. This will depend on the type of activity you carrying out. Going to the construction sector, every construction involves the use of environmental resources. The resources can either be timber, metal, plastics, stones, fiber, and many others. Let’s look at the most eco-friendly roofing and the environmental impact, of each of them, if any.
1. Metal Roof
Metal is very strong and lasts long despite harsh weather conditions like hailstorms or heavy rains. One major feature of metal roofing is its recyclability. Unlike most roofing materials, you can recycle metal over and over again. In case a metal roof is in bad condition, the professionals can take it back to the factory to recycle it instead of dumping it. This makes metal the safest roofing material for the environment.
Besides, manufacturing metal roofing does not involve cutting down trees, which may lead to degradation of the environment.
Another added advantage of metal roofing is that it is very durable, and stays on the building longer. This means that in case it is not recycled, then it takes time before it is damped.
Take, for instance, TrueNature by Vicwest, popularly distributed by Sherwood Lumber. This roofing material is named based on how eco-friendly it is and how it has zero effect on nature. It also has a very long lifespan and is energy saving.
2. Clay Or Slate Roofing
Clay and slate tiles are also among the most eco-friendly roofing options. Once you have chosen a perfect color and design for your clay tiles, your roof will always appeal to every eye in the neighborhood. Slate or clay roofs are among the most environmentally friendly roofing options. Their manufacture is in no way related to environmental degradation. However, they tend to omit very irritating and health-threatening dust during installation. They also require a lot of maintenance and care.
3. Rubber Roofing
Rubber is also a very clean roofing material that is trending in the market today. It is very common in commercial buildings and it is very rare to find one in residential areas. The manufacture of rubber has nothing to do with the cutting down of trees or the destruction of any environmental resource. On the contrary, it helps to reduce the issue of global warming and rainwater pollution.
4. Solar Roofing
This is a very unique type of roof. It either comes in form of tiles or as panels that are placed on top of the existing roof panels. It is a very energy effective roofing option. The solar panels absorb and convert the sun rays into electric energy and heat energy. Moreover, it is maintenance-free and can last as long as 20 years. The difficulty in having a solar roof is that it is very expensive and stressful to install. It also relies very much on sunlight.
When considering the appeal and durability of a roof, you need to also have in mind the impacts the roofing has on the environment as well as people around. Above are some of the most environmentally safe options that are worth considering.