More and more people are trying to go green these days to help protect our planet. Going green doesn’t mean you have to sell all of your possessions and live off the grid. Instead, you can make small daily changes that when added together can make a big difference; for example, you can start using reusable bags when you go grocery shopping instead of disposable ones; or you can carpool to work with a coworker who lives in your neighborhood.

Another way to go green is to make some changes around your home. These changes will not only help you to save money on energy costs, but they can also help you take a step towards living a more eco-friendly life. We’d like to explore here some ways to make your roof specifically more eco-friendly.

If it’s time for a new roof, look into more eco-friendly options. Metal roofing has been around for quite some time, but it’s seen a surge in popularity in the past decade or so, and for good reason. Not only are metal roofs an attractive stylistic choice for your home’s exterior, they are also one of the most, if not the most, eco-friendly roofing options out there. Metal roofs are often made from recycled materials and are also almost 100% recyclable when you’re done with your roof. In addition, metal roofs are more energy efficient than many types of roofing. On top of that, metal roofs are extremely durable and can last upwards of 50 years.

Another eco-friendly roofing option are green roofs, which are flat roofs with a waterproofing system and then a layer of vegetation. Some people use flat roofs to grow gardens, while others use them to grow wildflowers and trees. Green roofs come with a number of benefits: not only do they add color and vibrancy to your home, they also provide space for vegetation (especially in urban areas where this space is limited), and they can improve the local air quality.

Skylights are another great eco-friendly option for your home. You can add skylights to your existing roof. They help you cut down on your energy use and let in natural light and warmth into your home. Skylights come in a number of shapes, sizes, and varieties. You can get skylights that open to let in the breeze on a warm day, or you can get tinted skylights that keep your home from getting too warm from the sunlight.

Aside from improving your roof, there are a number of ways you can make your home more eco-friendly, and we can help you with those improvements too. From your rooftop to your basement, we are the roofing contractors that can help you with all kinds of home improvement.

For a new, more eco-friendly roof, give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC and Wake Forest, NC.