Roofing Material and Energy Efficiency

roofing materialTypes of Energy-Efficient Roofing Material

There are a few different common types of energy-efficient roofs.

The reflective qualities of metal roofing material provides an eco friendly way of reflecting rays of sunshine away from your house. By reflecting sunshine away from your house, it will provide a cooling effect inside of the building without requiring the use of energy. Metal roofing is also extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Clay tiles do not have the same reflective surface as metal roofing material. However, a special coating can be added to the tiles to increase their heat reflecting capabilities.

Clay tiles can also be manufactured in a more sustainable manner than many other types of roofing material and can be used to reduce your carbon footprint even further.

Installing membranes on a roof is easier than any other types of roofing material. Many times the installation does not require the use of a contractor. The downside of using a membrane for roofing material is the cost of the membrane which is usually more expensive than other types of energy efficient materials.

Membranes are often used on commercial buildings rather than residential buildings.

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