When you need or want to replace your roof, you can spend a lot of time thinking about what roofing material to use. You have to think about how long the materials will last, how well they’ll reflect sunlight, and, maybe, you’ll also consider their level of eco-friendliness. If you’re especially concerned about that last feature, perhaps you should consider the materials below. 

Living/Green Roofs

If you’re willing to put up with what may be considered a strange style choice, there are a lot of benefits that come with having a garden for a roof. The plants and dirt on a green roof absorb heat and keep it absorbed. This means that, as your home will stay at a liveable temperature, you can use less energy heating and cooling your home. In addition, as plants naturally take in carbon dioxide during their photosynthesis process, they can make the air around your home safer to breathe. 

Solar Shingles/Roofing

Yes, you can add solar panels to an already existing roof, but if you don’t like how these look, there’s another option. In addition to looking more stylish than panels, solar shingles can generate energy for your home from a renewable source. In addition, solar shingles are at least about as durable, weather-resistant, and cost-effective as other forms of shingles. They are also cheaper to maintain than solar panels. So when you’re shopping for the perfect kind of commercial roofing St Louis, consider asking about solar shingles

In general, don’t worry too much about not being able to find the perfect eco-friendly material. These materials are just the start of the list of eco-friendly roofing materials. A lot more options can be found all over the internet. If these options don’t seem viable to you due to their cost, look, or other factors, you can also consider those.