One of the latest trends in home exteriors is green, eco-friendly roofing. Installing a new energy saving green roof on your home this December will save you money on your heating bill, leaving more left over for gifts and shopping….or just adding to your Christmas lights display. Here are some things you should know about “green” options, if you are planning one as a Christmas gift for yourself or your family.
A Living Green Roof
One increasingly popular and affordable trend to be considered in your new construction roofing project is a Garden Roof. This unique option is composed of a layer of soil and vegetation placed over top of a waterproof underlayment. This type of living roof is inexpensive, aesthetically pleasing, and reduces the urban heat island effect. It also can work well on Miami flat roofs, making it ideal for homeowners who want garden and outdoor space but don’t necessarily have room for it.
If tending to a roof with vegetation doesn’t seem practical for your family, you can still enjoy your dream of having a green roof. There are several other types of new construction roofing available, including:
Traditional shingles – Some of which are made from recycled waste materials and all of which can be recycled again when they need to bRooe replaced. These shingles come in a variety of colors, and look great on any Miami home or business.
Slate or clay tiles – These are made from natural materials. Tiles are extremely durable, provide protection from fire, and can last for decades, sometimes hundreds of years.
Metal – These typically contain recycled material and can also be recycled at the end of their lifespan. Metal is fire resistant, and may last for up to 50 years. It is also very easy to harvest rainwater from a metal roof – adding yet another green component to your home.
To get your home in tip-top shape, consider adding one of these green options to your new roofing construction project before the year’s end. A-1 Property Services can help guide you in choosing the material that’s right for your Miami home.
To learn more about the different options available in green roofing, contact A-1 Property Services.New Construction Roofing