Eco-Friendly Roof Repair Fort Worth Materials

Eco-Friendly Roof Repair Fort Worth Materials

Many businesses from different sectors are contributing in the fight against global climate change and its unwanted consequence—global warming. The roof repair Fort Worth industry is doing its share through innovations and new technologies by producing eco-friendly or green roofing materials.

Green roofing products in Fort Worth are diverse and come from different materials, including recycled metal, wood, rubber and plastic shingles. The choice of materials depend on your budget, house design, objectives and local regulations.

Slate and Clay Tiles

Many homeowners choose slate tiles because of their durability—they can last practically hundreds of years. Mining slate and transporting it, however, are energy-intensive. Fortunately, options are available to use and install salvaged slate and clay roof tiles.

Recycled Shingles

Perhaps the “greenest” among roofing products are shingles made from recycled waste materials that include wood fiber, rubber and plastic. Some of these come from post-industrial waste and clean post-consumer waste. These recycled shingles look good and are remarkably durable that you would not guess they came from waste materials.

Metal Roofs

Most metal roof products contain recycled materials. Because of their durability, metal roofs need not be replaced for up to 50 years—making replacement less frequent and producing less waste in the long term. Metal roofs are ideal for houses located in snowy parts because snow tends to slide off the roof, preventing the formation of ice dam. Some companies manufacture rustic shingles created from recycled aluminum, which look like wood shakes. Others produce metal shingles with up to 50-100 percent recycled materials that resemble slate or wood.

Rubber Roofs

Reinforced rubber shingles are created from tough steel-belted radial tires and coated with ground slate. Manufacturers give 50-year warranty for the product, a reflection of its durability and long life, against extreme weather conditions, including hail. We suggest checking your local codes to see if rubber roofs are allowed to be installed on homes.

Wood Shingles and Shakes

A popular choice among homeowners for roofing materials are wood shingles and shakes, which come from western cedar trees. However, harvesting old-growth trees is not environmentally-friendly and sustainable in the long term. These materials are also prone to combustion and not safe to use in areas where forest or brush fires are common.

If you prefer using wood for your roof, consider products made from recycled lumber. Wood reclaimed from bridges, water/wine tanks mills and other sources are turned into roof shingles. You can also opt for shingles and shakes made from sustainably-grown cedar trees.