Asphalt and metal shingles are two of the most popular roofing materials in the country. In fact, most roofing companies are likely to offer these to their clients due to their many excellent qualities. But, did you know that these roofing materials are also sustainable? Asphalt and metal shingles are two of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials on the market today. Treadlite Roofing explains why in this post.
How Are Asphalt Shingles Sustainable?
Asphalt shingles weren’t originally thought to be the most sustainable of roofing materials. Recently, however, manufacturers have been producing asphalt shingles that improve the overall energy efficiency of the homes. That’s because these improved shingles have reflective granules on their outermost layer which help in reducing heat transfer to and from the home.
The main material used in these shingles is easily recyclable as raw materials for other things. For example, used asphalt shingles that come from a church roof installation can be repurposed as paving for roads and sidewalks.
How Are Metal Shingles Sustainable?
Metal shingles are also highly sustainable. That’s because metal is already pretty easy to recycle. Used sheet metal can be reused for other projects that require metal parts, for example. And if the shingles/sheets are still serviceable, they can be reused for other reroofing projects, too.
But, what most people don’t know is that metal is great for energy efficiency. Metal roofs naturally reflect the rays of the sun, which means less infrared light is absorbed by your roof. This also means less heat gets transferred into your home. When paired with a good roof coating that is primed for reducing heat, metal’s energy efficiency only improves.
At Treadlite Roofing, we’d love to talk to you about our sustainable roofing options, including asphalt and metal. If you’d like to talk to us about your roof, give us a call at (910) 758-2044, or fill out and submit our contact form. We serve residents of Lumberton, NC.