The roofing industry has come a long way in terms of eco-consciousness. From thinking it was a good idea to use asbestos in ceiling products, to now planting literal gardens on our roofs, you can see the immense shift towards greener processes that has happened in the roofing industry.

The great thing about environmentally-friendly roofing options is that you can also save a lot of cash by choosing recycled products – something we’ll touch on later in the post.

If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly roofing option, keep on reading to find out the best materials for an eco-friendly roof.

Recycled clay roof tiles

Clay roof tiles have several positive impacts on the environment. For one, clay is a 100% recyclable material. This means that, at the end of the roof tile’s lifespan, it can be recycled and reclaimed into something new again – for example, a clay tennis court, or roof tiles once again. Other materials, like asphalt for example, can’t be as easily recycled after their lifespan as a roof tile.

Aside from this, the performance of clay as a roof tile material also exhibits some excellent eco-friendly qualities. Recycled clay roof tiles are great at keeping your house naturally cool, meaning your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard, lowering your carbon footprint – not to mention your energy bills.

Recycled concrete roof tiles

Concrete is another recyclable roof tile material. Concrete can be crushed and repurposed after its lifespan as a roof tile, making it a top choice for those who build houses with green qualities in mind. Recycled concrete spares the environmentally-harmful processes involved with virgin aggregate production – an industry which, world-wide, contributes around 8% of global carbon emissions! So, choosing recycled concrete tiles is an excellent decision if you’re looking to do your bit for the environment.

Like clay, concrete has some impressive performance attributes like heat absorption and durability, minimising your carbon footprint and saving you from consuming more materials in a shorter time period.

Green roofs

And if you’re looking to create something truly marvellous, green roofs are an amazing way to combine a garden and a roof! Green roofs are flat, and feature a range of greenery which can be enjoyed as a garden. Most green roofs are designed with the purpose of serving the local wildlife, attracting bees and native birds.

Looking for an environmentally friendly roof option when building your home? Melbourne’s finest team of roofers are at your service, offering brand new eco-friendly roof installations, as well as re-bedding and repointing, tile replacements, valley iron replacements, gutter work, roof restorations, roof replacements and more. Royce Roofing have over 300 years’ combined experience in the field, so there’s absolutely nothing we can’t do. Get in touch with the legends at Royce Roofing for a competitively priced job of the highest quality.