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July 19, 2017




Is Your Roof Environmentally Friendly?

Installing an eco-friendly roofing option on your home can come with economic and environmental benefits. The next time you need to replace a roof, consider these more sustainable options.

Roof Shingles Made from Recycled Materials

Using recycling materials to produce roofing shingles means less waste going to our landfills and removes the need to draw upon our planet’s natural resources to manufacture new shingles. Recycled shingles are also very durable–potentially lasting 50 years–and produce less pollution in the manufacturing process.

Cool Roofs

Cool roofs prevent your roof from absorbing intense amounts of heat from the sun. Too much exposure to the sun’s solar rays can cause shingle distortion and shorten the lifespan of your roof. In addition, controlling your heat absorption also helps to regulate the temperature in your attic and throughout your home. Overall, cool roofs help lengthen your roof’s lifespan and minimize the amount of energy needed to regulate your home’s temperature.

Green Roofs

Green roofs are growing in popularity with a number of benefits to both your home and the surrounding environment. For starters, they act as protection from the sun’s solar rays in the summer and as insulation in the winter. This helps reduce heat entering and escaping the home through the roof. This also saves on energy costs to keep the house at a consistent temperature. Also, since green roofs absorb a significant amount of rain water, less stress is placed on the building’s gutters and the infrastructure designed to handle storm water.


These three roofing options are not only good for your house but the surrounding habitat as well. If you are interested in exploring any of these roofing options make sure to consult a professional. Here at Turnbull Roofing, we can’t wait to help you realize your roofing dreams!