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Choosing Sustainable Roofing Materials

Are you currently in the market for a new roof? Interested in using more environmentally friendly and sustainable roofing materials? Today, Timberman Roofing in Valparaiso, Florida is discussing tips for choosing sustainable roofing materials for your home or business. Have questions regarding our roofing material options? Interested in scheduling an appointment? Think your roof may need an inspection? No matter your Florida Panhandle roofing needs, we would be happy to assist. Simply reach out, let us know what you need help with any we’ll get you added to our schedule for an appointment.

Do Sustainable Roofing Materials Exist?

Throughout the last few years, more and more sustainable roofing materials have become available. From metal and clay to wood and recycled asphalt, no matter your exact needs, an option exists. When selecting a roofing material for your home and keeping sustainability in mind, we recommend paying attention to:

  1. Material coatings:

Certain roofing materials are sprayed with coatings such as zinc and copper, these coatings can actually be washed into our local water sources, impacting aquatic life and the quality of water we have.

  1. Recycled content:

Does the roofing material you’re interested in use any recycled content? Typically the higher percentage, the better, however, make sure the product is durable and going to last. If the material has to be constantly repaired or replaced, the sustainability won’t matter quite as much. Make sure the material can be recycled when removed from your building as well.

  1. Required maintenance:

Although sustainability is important, it is also important to make sure the material used is durable and won’t require constant repairs. This can be costly and not sustainable for your family over time.

  1. Material color:

When it comes to roofing materials, especially in sunny, hot climates like the Florida Panhandle, it is important to pay attention to the color and ability to reflect. Certain colors/materials can greatly heat your space, requiring your air conditioning system to work harder, making the sustainability of your product less important as you are simply impacting the environment in another way.

Contact Our Florida Panhandle Roofing Contractor Today

Think you may need our Florida Panhandle roofing services? Timberman Roofing would be happy to help with any of your needs, reach out today to get started.


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