If you need a new roof for your building, or even if you are having a new property built and so will need to find the right roof for it, there will be many different options available to you. However, with environmental concerns now the top of many people’s agendas when it comes to utilising the right materials, many people are starting to look into the types of roof that will be greenest.
Whilst you may not want a roof that is literally green, a metaphorically green roof could bring many benefits. Not only might choosing the right roof help you spend far less on your energy bills, but the right roof will also come with a lifetime guarantee that will see you not need to make changes to your roof for the rest of your life. Even if, by some freak of nature, damage is experienced, with a green roof you are likely to find that any material that is removed from your roof will be easily recycled, making it still very kind to the environment.
So what type of roof is best for those looking for a greener option?
For most, metal roofing will be the greenest option, and even those who are worried that such an option is not going to look right may well be surprised just how versatile a metal roof can be in terms of looks too. Not only may they actually improve the aesthetics of many facades, but the likes of zinc or copper roofing may also be able to be treated or coated to give them a certain look that fits in with the style of your building more effectively.
There will of course be other options that are greener than slate, but metal offers not only environmental benefits but also aesthetic ones, and such a choice will no doubt last longer and be more cost-effective in the long run too.