Five Ways To Make Your Roof More Eco-Friendly

With sustainability a hot topic, the quest to make our homes more environmentally friendly is on everyone’s minds. Yet, despite offering a prime opportunity for eco-friendly improvements, one area that’s often overlooked is the roof.

When contemplating a roof replacement, thankfully there are several ways you can make your home more eco-friendly, saving money on your bills and helping preserve the planet. In this blog post, we’ll go over five ways to do just that.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are all the rage these days, and for good reason, which makes this one a real no-brainer. By installing a few of these on your roof, you’ll be generating your own electricity while soaking up those glorious rays. 

Sure, solar panels might set you back a few quid upfront but think of it as an investment in both your home and the environment. 

Choose Your Roofing Material Wisely

When it comes to roofing materials, there’s more to consider than just looks and durability. Opt for sustainable options like metal, clay or slate shingles, all of which can be made from recycled materials. 

Not only will you be doing your bit for the planet, but you’ll also end up with a roof that’s both tough as nails and easy on the eye.

Wind Turbines

While solar energy often steals the spotlight, let’s not forget about the power of the wind. Wind turbines can be a nifty addition to your roof, especially if you live in a breezy locale. 

They’ll help keep your home cool and your energy bills in check – not to mention they’ll show your neighbours how you’re willing to go that extra yard to help the environment!!

Install An Overhang

Looking for a simple yet effective way to keep your cool during those scorching summer months? Then consider adding an overhang to your roof. 

Not only will it provide much-needed shade, but it’ll also help slash your air conditioning costs during the warmer weather. 

Just remember to chat with your local roofing company about the installation as adding an overhang to an existing building can be a bit tricky if you’re not a professional.

Go Green With A Roofing System

Last but not least, why not turn your roof into a lush green oasis? Roof gardens are all the rage these days – and for good reason. 

Not only do they improve insulation and attract wildlife, but they also help reduce your carbon footprint. Sure, it’ll require a bit of extra TLC, but the benefits are well worth the effort.

So these are five ways to make your roof more eco-friendly. If you’re keen to have any of the installations mentioned above fitted, speak to us and we’d be happy to assist. We deal with all types of roof repairs with thousands of happy previous customers.