Tampa Bay’s Eco-Friendly Roofing Experts
The terms “eco-friendly roofing”, “recyclable roofing” and “green roofing” are often used interchangably in the roofing industry. However, that may not always be accurate.
Eco-friendly simply refers to materials and practices that are:
not harmful to the environment
sustainable and avoid the use of our natural resources in order to maintain ecological balance
While it may be true that eco-friendly roofing systems should be recyclable at the end of their lifespan, that is really only the start. These green roofing systems have many other ecological benefits as well.
When you need to replace a roof, you can be assured that the eco-friendly roofing systems from Castle Roofing and Construction are built to last. Our roofing systems are permanent solutions, because a sustainable roof should last longer than 10 or 20 years, right?
We serve your home with a permanent low maintenance green roofing system well into the future, all the while doing our planet good too.
What is Eco-Friendly Roofing?
An eco-friendly roof is a roof that is constructed, maintained and demolished with an emphasis on preserving the environment and using natural materials. This green roofing system should be constructed using recycled materials, be able to be recycled at the end of its lifespan and/or be able to keep energy costs down.
A green roofing system should also be relatively maintenance free. Otherwise homeowners will use additional resources and chemicals to prevent rotting and make repairs so they can extend the life of their roof. Materials such as rubber roofing are often made out of recycled car tires, are extremely durable and can be recycled back into the manufacturing process at the end of their lifetime. These roofing systems were developed as a natural response to old car tires clogging up landfills.
Green Roofing Systems Made From Recycled Rubber
Rubber roofing is one of the most eco-friendly roofing systems you can install on you home. There are several ecological and physical benefits to installing a rubber roof.
Affordable – Recycled rubber is extremely well-priced for it’s durability and longevity
Extremely Durable – All our eco-friendly roofs are permanent roofs
Warranty – Rubber style roofs come with generous warranty protection including for hail
Sound Reduction – The rubber material is excellent for deadening the outside sounds
Low Maintenance – Save money on roofing updates throughout the life of your roof
Insulation – Reduces your energy costs especially during the summer months
Avoid Common Roofing Problems – Problems such as splitting, cracking and rotting are non-existent
Structural Strength – Interlocking panels protect your home from strong winds and weather
Looks Great – Many recycled roofing materials are designed to mimic slate or cedar shingles
Other Sustainable Roofing Options
Metal roofs are constructed from steel, copper or an alloy shaped to fit your roof. They are some of the most energy efficient roofing materials used on our Palm Harbor roofs. They reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it, thus helping to reduce cooling costs dramatically. You can enjoy those savings over the course of an incredibly long lifespan of 50 to 75 years. Their resistance to rain and rot makes them an ideal choice for shingle replacement against the intense Tampa Bay thunderstorms. Plus, should thge roof need to be replaced, metal roofs are 100% recyclable.
For some, transforming your roof into a full or partial rooftop garden is a great way to create a sustainable roofing system for your home while giving back to the environment and reducing energy costs. Castle Roofing and Construction can help create a rooftop garden system that is uniquely tailored to your lifestyle. We have several years of experience building green roofing gardens for your home that are energy efficient and sustainable for the life of the roof. Call us at (727) 442-8108 for a free consultation on how to best set up your ideal garden rooftop.