In 2021, we all want to do whatever we can to lower our carbon footprint and be a little more eco-friendly.
There’s plenty of changes that we can make to our homes and the way that we live in order to do our bit to save the planet. We all know about the benefits of recycling, cutting down on the amount of single-use plastic we use, switching to reusable metal straws and trying to use less energy within the home are just a few ways that UK homeowners are trying to help the environment.
However, if you find yourself considering a roof replacement in the near future, this is yet another opportunity to make your home a little more eco-friendly by looking into roofing that looks great, protects your home and helps the environment, too.
Here are just a few ways that you can be more environmentally friendly with your brand new roof.
Shingles are a great roofing material for those who are looking to keep the environment in mind when replacing their roof.
Generally made from sustainable or recycled materials, incorporating shingles into your roof replacement is a good way to lower your carbon footprint and reduce your home improvement process’ impact on the environment.
They’re beneficial to homeowners, too, as they are affordable, durable and fairly easy to replace when needed – these are yet more reasons why shingles are an increasingly popular material used in roof repairs and replacements.
Rubber roofing is long-lasting, durable and resistant to a wide variety of different weather conditions, making it a particularly effective material to use for those who would like to go for an environmentally friendly option with their new roof replacement.
It’s beneficial both to the environment and to those who are looking to make the most of their investment when having their roof replaced, too, as rubber roofing can last upwards of fifty years, meaning less waste and less money spent on roof repairs in the future.
It may not be used quite as commonly in domestic roof replacements as it is used in commercial roof repairs and replacements, but the fact that metal roofing is strong, durable, long-lasting and 100% recyclable could mean we see it used a lot more in domestic projects in the coming years.
Metal roofing is also a great protective material, as it’s designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and it’s fire-resistant.
With environmental impact now considered far more when it comes to home improvements, specifically roof repairs and replacements, we’re seeing hugely increased use of recycled materials when it comes to roofing.
Despite being recycled, these materials are still produced in a way that means they are no less protective, strong or durable than their non-sustainable counterparts, so there really is no downside to making the switch to recycled materials when you have your roof replaced. Be sure to ask for recycled materials to be used in the construction of your own new roof if you’d like your roof to be 100% recycled, 100% sustainable and just as high-quality.
Solar Panel Installation
Perhaps the most increasingly popular change that can be made to roofs across the UK, even those which aren’t being replaced entirely, is the installation of solar panels on the roof.
Having solar panels installed allows homeowners to make the switch to using renewable energy, which is a fantastic way to lower your home’s carbon footprint. It may be quite the investment to start with but, in time, will lower your bills, too – these days, it certainly pays to be environmentally conscious.
Get In Touch
If you’re considering a roof replacement in the near future and would like more information on what can be done to make your roof more environmentally friendly, get in touch with us here at Roof Care (North Staffs) on 01782 792809 today.
Roof Care (North Staffs) Ltd is a privately-owned roofing company with over 49 years of experience. We are highly skilled and trained in all aspects of domestic, commercial, and heritage roofing for our clients across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, South Cheshire, and further afield.
Whether it’s repairs, maintenance, or installation, all our services are tailored to guarantee you quality work and customer service at an affordable price.