Are you looking into a roof replacement – or building a roof on a new home – and wanting eco-friendly roofing options that will benefit the environment? No need to worry – there are plenty of choices that will have little impact, or even a positive impact, on the environment. Maybe even some that you haven’t considered or heard of yet!
Eco-Friendly Roofing Options:
Wood Shingles: Wood shingles are a good, eco-friendly choice due to the fact that they can be recycled after they have used up their usefulness on your roof. In addition, they give your home a beautiful and natural look that’s hard to replicate with anything else. However, there are downsides to wood shingles: In Phoenix Metro the our intense sun ages them , and they don’t last long compared to other areas of the country.
Recycled Shingles: If you want an even more eco-friendly option than new wood shingles, you can opt for shingles that are made out of recycled materials, which usually include wood fiber, rubber, and plastic. Using recycled materials is great for the environment, and they tend to be very durable as well.
Clay Tiles: Clay tile is one of the most popular types of roof in Arizona, for a multitude of reasons. Not only does it give your home a classic look that matches the Arizonan landscape beautifully, clay tiles are recyclable (and thus eco-friendly), good for reflecting heat, and very durable.
Metal Roofing: The reason that metal roofing is an excellent and eco-friendly choice is because the reflectiveness of the metal sheets redirects the sun’s heat away from your roof, which cools your home faster and cuts down on the amount of energy used. In addition, the metal sheets that comprise a metal roof may be able to be recycled at the end of their life. Metal roofing is also very durable, and can last upwards of 50 years if properly installed and maintained. The only downside is that it can be quite expensive to install.
“Cool Roof”: Similar to metal roofing, “cool” roofs use materials consisting of a mixture of ceramic-coated granules which reflect the sun’s rays, and thus redirect heat away from your house, reducing the energy usage needed to cool your home. This is not only incredibly eco-friendly, it’s also great for your power bill. Reflective elastomeric coatings on flat roofs can reduce surface temperatures by more than 30 degrees. Cool roofs are growing incredibly quickly in popularity, and for good reason.
Horticultural Roof: It may sound ridiculous, but you can actually have an entirely “green” roof! These roofs have a layer of planted vegetation above a waterproofing system on a horizontal roof, making your house not only eco-friendly, but literally green! While not everyone loves the look, especially in winter, green roofs are growing in popularity due to how environmentally-friendly and relatively low-maintenance they are. If you’re looking for eco-friendly, you can’t really do better than having live plants on your roof.
Let’s Talk Green Roofing Options
As you can see, there are many excellent options when it comes to eco-friendly roofing. So if you’re looking to replace your roof with a more “green” choice, or looking to build an environmentally-friendly roof on a new home, call Roofstar Arizona at (480)-426-1915 for a free assessment and estimate.
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The estimator, James, was very pleasant, thorough, and did a great job of explaining what was needed to repair our roof. We thought that the quoted cost was reasonable and decided to go with Roofstar. We are happy that we did. Juan Diaz and his crew did an outstanding job with the repair and cleanup. Everything was accomplished per the quote and at the quoted price. Very happy and will recommend Roofstar to any neighbors needing roof work.
If you are looking for honesty and integrity, look no further. I just had Roofstar repair my roof and they did a great job. We had another company re-do our roof 6 years ago and we were not expecting to have issues. I had a few roofing companies come out and give us estimates on fixing what the other company did wrong. All of the other companies said we had to re-do our whole roof, quoting around $12,000. Roofstar was recommended by my brother who is an insurance agent. He said he has used Roofstar for the past 15 years and said Jeff the owner was the nicest and most honest person he has worked with. He recommends all of his clients to Roofstar.
Bill came out and looked at the roof and said we had a unique issue with the roof. He said he didn’t want to miss quote us and wanted to talk to Jeff (the owner) to get his opinion. The quote came in, but I had a question on how something was going to be fixed. Jeff (the owner) came out to my house and spent at least an hour looking at what need to be done. Tell me, what other company’s owner would come out personally and look at a roof??? Especially in the hot Arizona summer??? Not only did Jeff come out, he figured out that we only needed to repair 50% of the roof and saved us over half of what all the other companies were going to charge. Seriously, who does that these days??? Most companies try to over sell so they can make a larger profit, Jeff didn’t do that!
The crew was great, on time and very professional. They did a great job and made sure they cleaned up after they left each day.
It’s sad that we had to have our roof re-done after only 6 years, but now I feel safe knowing the job was done right.
Thanks to Jeff and Bill for the professionalism and the high level of integrity!
I will recommend Roofstar to all of my friends.
Roofstar provided professional inspection and detail quotes on the repairs needed to be done for our properties. We collected a few quotes from different roofing companies for comparison. Roofstar repair cost was very competitive and reasonable. We ultimately chose to go with Roofstar because we felt confident that they would take care of the problems. They came back to correct the minor issue that we had and finished the job to our satisfaction without further questions. We would highly recommend Roofstar to our families and friends.
Roofstar provides great customer service. I was able to text the office manager and our job supervisor when I had questions and their response indicated concern and a desire to be helpful. The work was done in a timely manner and is high quality. I would definitely recommend to others.
Very impressed with Jeff’s response to my concern over a rain caused leak in our ceiling.
Jeff arrived promptly in the a.m. for an evaluation, congenial, confident – integrity fully present. The same characteristics I respected, wanted and needed and had happily experienced the moment I met him. After observing the rather slight damage to the ceiling we went to the roof where he promptly flattened himself atop the shingles and like a practiced detective began to assess shingles and flashing, etc, in order to create a likely scenario that might have generated a leak. His minute attention to detail was impressive.
Having isolated the potential problem he proceeded to caulk here and there. He also took the time to address other concerns that I had regarding roofing issues going forward.
All in all Jeff delivered the kind of prompt, competent service all homeowners seek, are entitled to, and hope for in a tradesman.
Thank you, Jeff for living the kind of values that make owning a home worth the while.
From start until finish, Roofstar Arizona was the perfect choice for our house. We were given a very clear and thorough quote for the work our 30+ year old roof needed; we could’ve choose to ‘band-aid’ key areas and spend less, or we could spend the money and fix it right. We had saved and knew we’d have to spend a good amount of money for the work, but Roofstar was professional enough to offer choices. We had a slight miscommunication with regard to instruction with the on-site supervisor, and though we were able to easily clear things up, Roofstars’ owner Jeff drove himself to our home just to make sure our minds were at ease. Excellent touch. The workers were courteous and very thorough with the work. They stuck to the time needed to complete (we had good weather), and our home has a new roof, ready for the next 30 years. It looks great, and we have the confidence knowing the job was done right. Great work, guys. Highly recommend this company.
….03/2020–an update–we’ve had a few rainy days since the roof work–and everything is in fantastic order. These guys did a great job for us, and I know they will for you, too.
This is a great company to work with. Worked with them twice over a 10-year period and both great experiences. The last experience involved a very difficult leak in a sun room/solarium and the owner, Jeff, came out and hunted down the leak and made sure that it was resolved. Cannot recommend them high enough. Thank you to Jeff and the Roofstar team.
Thanks, Jeff. We appreciate your prompt, professional and courteous service. Your team (Pedro Diaz and crew) was great.
I have had several neighbors ask about your company and have given favorable recommendations to this point. Your team was very professional and I think to this point did a great job! I am in sales as well and just to let you know Mike was very professional in his meeting with me and his presentation and follow up made the difference between other companies.
Excellent service! They install some bird barriers that other companies do not. They explained everything in easy to understand terms. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality and reputable company.
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