In recent years, the global shift towards sustainable living has extended its reach to the very rooftops over our heads. As homeowners become increasingly environmentally conscious, the demand for eco-friendly roofing solutions has surged. With a myriad of options available, the benefits of choosing an eco-friendly roofing system extend beyond the positive impact on the planet. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the various types of eco-friendly roofing, their advantages, and why investing in an eco-friendly roofing system is a smart and responsible choice for both homeowners and the environment.
Types of Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials
The eco-friendly roofing market offers a diverse array of materials, each boasting unique features tailored to different preferences and needs. Here’s a closer look at some popular options:
Standing-Seam Metal Roofs:
- Long-lasting and 100% recyclable.
- Reflective properties reduce heat absorption, keeping homes cooler.
- Ideal for rainwater harvesting and is fire-resistant.
- Strong, economical, and withstands harsh climates.
- Versatile designs and easy installation.
- Durable and resistant to weather conditions.
- Converts sunlight into electricity, reducing utility costs.
- Virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting.
- Available in various forms, from panels to integrated roofing tiles.
- Creates a literal green space atop buildings.
- Enhances thermal performance and air quality.
- Provides a constantly shifting environment that changes with the seasons.
- Made from recycled materials like old steel-belted tires.
- Resistant to storms and harsh weather conditions.
- Long lifespan and versatile colour and style options.
Of course, each homeowner’s roof choice will depend on their specific wants and needs. Solar roofing aids in creating an off-grid power system for all the home’s utilities. Living roofs offer the ability to support a living ecosystem on top of one’s home, and standing-seam metal roofs make for the easy, clean collection of rainwater for use in the garden or the home. However, when it comes to providing the perfect eco-friendly roofing replacement for homes that use asphalt shingle roofs (the vast majority of all homes in Canada), one option reigns supreme, and that is Rubber/Euroshield Roofing.
The Numerous Benefits of the Euroshield Roofing System
Euroshield is a company founded and based in Calgary that produces one of the world’s most resilient and sustainable roofing solutions. Made from 95% recycled material, Euroshield roofs not only offer a lifespan of 50+ years, but are also specifically designed to overcome extreme weather impact and temperature variances that cause splitting, peeling, cracking, and rotting.
Another distinct advantage of rubber roofs is the natural sound insulation. In a climate such as Calgary’s where spring and summer rain and hail storms are a regular occurrence, the sound deadening provided by a rubber roof is second to none. Euroshield roofs are also available in multiple styles and colours, allowing them to easily and effectively mimic other roofing materials, such as cedar shingles and slate. At Hubbard Roofing and Exteriors, we are proud to offer Euroshield installation.
Making a Sustainable Choice for Shelter
As you can see, the benefits of opting for eco-friendly roofing solutions extend far beyond environmental considerations. What’s more, it’s clear that one mustn’t sacrifice aesthetics for sustainability. Homeowners can enjoy financial savings, energy efficiency, and a reduced carbon footprint by choosing roofing materials that align with sustainable practices. From solar roofing to metal roofing and rubber roofing options such as that offered by Euroshield, the diverse range of options ensures that there’s an eco-friendly and beautiful roofing solution for every homeowner’s needs and preferences. As we continue to prioritize sustainable living, the roof over our heads becomes not just a shelter but a statement of our commitment to a greener, more responsible future. If you have more questions, or to begin the next chapter in your home’s journey toward sustainability, don’t hesitate to contact us or request a quote.