A growing trend today in roofing comes with the ability to use a variety of roofing materials that are considered green building materials. Eco-friendly building is a hot trend and it’s a great way to enjoy better efficiency throughout your home while making use of materials that would typically end up in a landfill. When looking out at roofing material, here are some the top environmentally friendly roofing options that are now available for you:

Cool Roof

Cool roof technology is a light color with a material that’s designed to reflect heat outwards. The reflecting nature of this technology ensures that you can get most of the suns rays reflected out from your home. The advantage to this is that you can make sure that you don’t have to make use of your air conditioning quite so much.

Metal Roofs

Metal roof technology is made of 100% recyclable metal. The technology that seam metal roofs are often better for homeowners because they require little need for replacement and they can also work at channeling water away from your roof in a much better format. Metal roof owners are often using their roots today with rain barrels and for capturing water for their gardens.

Wood Shake Shingles

Wood shake shingles are produced using natural wood and they can produce a beautiful look for your home that is far more environmentally friendly than asphalt shingles. Wood shingles do require some ongoing maintenance but they can be a great option for maintaining efficiency in your home and using recycled wood or fallen hardwood from the forest.

Consider some of these top environmentally friendly roofing options as part of your options when the time comes to redo your roof.


This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is the owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a Clearwater roofing company. They offer a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more.

Reggie Reed Jr is a state certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing located in St. Petersburg, FL.

Reggie holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he played collegiate basketball. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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