Green Roofing Options

There are green roofing products that are gentle to the environment and many of them are more attractive than standard roofing materials.



Green Roofing Options
Slate roofs are perhaps the most durable of all roofing materials. In fact, the slate can last well past the life of the building, making it extremely recyclable.
Photo courtesy Joseph Jenkins
Clay Tiles
Left: Clay-tile roofs are often considered green for their ability to be removed, reused and installed on other buildings. Additionally, clay has a high resistance to wind and fire, and is low maintenance. Right: “Living roofs” offer a way to reduce heating and cooling costs, improve local air quality, mediate urban heat-island effects and reduce storm-water runoff.
Photo courtesy Gladding Mcbean
Slate
Slate roofs are perhaps the most durable of all roofing materials. In fact, the slate can last well past the life of the building, making it extremely recyclable.
Photo courtesy McGhee & Co. Roof Thatchers
Photovoltaic
These thin-film photovoltaic panels are bonded directly onto the metal roof.
Photo courtesy Ovonic Solar
Synthetic Rubber
Made of synthetic rubber, this recycled roof has the look and feel of slate, but weighs significantly less.
Photo courtesy Ecostar
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Slate roofs are perhaps the most durable of all roofing materials. In fact, the slate can last well past the life of the building, making it extremely recyclable.











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