There are numerous eco-friendly roofing solutions that can lower your cooling and heating bills, these types of roofs are great for people who are aware of what is happening around them, and who want a greener sustainable energy. While it is an expensive investment over the next couple of years it is going to pay off. If you are thinking about choosing a green roof, Green Energy Solutions have listed a couple of important features that the eco-friendly roofing systems have.
- GENERATE POWER ON THE ROOFING
By installing an eco-friendly roofing system, you should also think about getting solar panels and hot water system for overall better performance. Yes, having all these systems is a big investment but overall you will reduce energy bills on your property.
- HAVE A GARDEN ON THE ROOF
Sometimes this roofing system is called garden roofing, since if properly installed it can be used as a garden. You basically have a roof covered with vegetation and soil. While they are more popular in Europe, over the last couple of years they are making their way to the US as well. So-called “Garden roofs” help you preventing floods and other water damages. While it is easy to install, make sure to consult your local roofer first, and let him inspect your home to see if your supporting structure can handle the extra weight.
To sum it up
As an eco-friendly home owner seeking for a greener and more sustainable energy source, you should definitely think about green roofing. Besides doing a favor to Mother Nature, you are also reducing your energy bills and costs. They are durable, eco-friendly and have extraordinary insulation properties, and let’s be honest they look fabulous. By having such a roofing system you are adding extra value to your property as well. If you have any more questions about green roofing, give Green Energy Solutions a call or send us an email.