Eco-friendly roofing materials are becoming more and more popular in today’s real estate market as people are becoming more aware of their benefits. They don’t only save energy, they also save money and raise a property’s value. —
One of the most popular green roofs is metal roofing. Roofs made out of metal roofing material can save up to 40 percent in energy. They are also considered ‘cool’ roofs, so they are recommended for people living in hot areas. It is also a known scientific fact that dark colors absorb more solar radiation than light ones. Thus, switching to a light-colored or a white metal roof will reduce energy spending by 20 percent, in addition to help make properties 50 to 60 degrees cooler, compared with properties with conventional dark-colored roofs.
Green living roofs are another eco-friendly roofing option. This kind of roofing great for many reasons other than their look and aesthetic appeal; as they form a whole new layer of insulation, homeowners with green roofs will need less insulation than usual, and will also need less energy to keep their houses warm during winter or cool in the summer. In one study, it was stated that green roofs actually reduce cooling costs by 25 percent. Another added benefit is the added green layer also acts as sound proofing.
Since eco-friendly roofs are gaining popularity, this reflects on the property’s value. Most metal roofs, for example, come with a true 30 to 50-year warranty. This is important for people looking to buy, as they won’t have to worry about roof maintenance for a long time. In addition to that, materials currently being used in metal roofing are manufactured in various colors and styles so they can fit the aesthetic of any home. To learn more about the benefits of metal roofing, read this article.
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