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May 28, 2019




Environmentally Friendly Roof Options

With today’s technology, roofing companies can offer many different options to suit specific homeowner’s needs and lifestyle. Over the years, being environmentally friendly has stretched out into the roofing industry and more and more people are installing roofs into their home that less damaging to the earth. Here are the different types of roofing that you can use to be environmentally friendly:

Recycled Shingles

Recycled shingles are made from waste materials such as rubber, plastic, and wood fibre. This type of safe material is among the most popular and can be considered the “greenest” material from our list.

Wood Shingles and Shakes

If a homeowner is interested in this type of material but would want to make it more environmentally friendly, consider getting the product made from reclaimed lumber mills, bridges, old water and wine tanks. Sustainable sourcing is one of the biggest battles with environmental protection and can be considered even in regards to wood shingles.

Slate and Clay Tiles

Slate is a natural material that produces extremely resilient and durable roof tiles. To sustainably source this material, consider getting salvaged slate and roof tiles. Slate mining and transporting slate tiles to market is energy intensive and can be avoided by simply purchasing recycled materials instead.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are extremely reliable and durable. They do not have as many problems as traditional shingle roofs do. work well to collect rainwater for eco-gardening, and are ideal for solar-panel installation. Metal roofs can be made from aluminum, steel, and even cooper and is a great environmentally friendly choice.

Rubber Roofing

Although they are not commonly heard of, rubber shingles made from old tires do exist. This material has a particularly long life and comes in a variety of textures and colours. Homeowners must be careful and ensure that rubber roofs are permitted in their area if they want to choose this option.

Along with being environmentally friendly, these roofing materials are also immune to heavy snow fail and rain, making it perfect for Oshawa winter conditions. Turnbull roofing can help perfect the installation of any roof be it environmentally friendly roofing or regular roofing. If you are in need of Roofing Services Oshawa, call Turnbull Roofing, your local Oshawa Roofing Company, today at 905-579-ROOF (Oshawa), 905-686-ROOF (Ajax) or visit our website for your roofing services needs.