Roofing Improvements That Can Make Your Home Greener

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Replacing your roof is part of the regular maintenance needs of your home. New roofing can also give you the opportunity to make your home greener. Installing green roofing will reduce energy loss and can even give you a roof that lasts longer. Adding insulation to the attic will also help make your home more energy efficient. Here are some improvements that can be done with your roof replacement for a greener home:

1. Metal Roofing That Can Give You Energy Efficiency and A Long-Lasting Roof

If you want a roof that will last for generations, metal is one of the best options. Metal is durable and can come in many different styles to give your home a unique look. It is also a recyclable material, which means that it can be reused if the roof is replaced. In addition, you can use a newer metal roofing product with a protective coating that also helps to reflect heat from direct sunlight, keeping your home cool in the summer.

2. Efficient Improvements for Insulation and Underlayments Of Your Roof

Improvements can also be done to make your home more efficient with insulation and underlayments. Adding insulation to the attic of your home can be a great way to reduce heat loss, prevent ice dams, and keep your home cool in the summer. In addition, there are also underlayments and roof decking improvements that can help reduce energy loss and make your home greener. Using a better roof underlayment will also give you more protection from leaks. Rigid deck sheathing materials can also give your home more insulation than conventional plywood roof decking.

3. Cool Roofing and Other Alternatives to Keep Your Comfortable All Year

There are modern roof materials that help reflect heat and keep your home cool. These cool roof systems are ideal for warmer climates where heat-gain during summer months can be a problem. For flat roofs, a cool roof may consist of rigid insulation board, layered beneath a white roofing membrane. Other materials are also available in lighter colors that can reflect heat and keep your home cool. Another option to make your roof cooler is to have a roof coating applied in areas where that get direct sunlight.

When the time comes to replace your roof, these improvements will make your home greener and more energy efficient. Contact roofing contractors and talk with them about some of these solutions for your new roof. 

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