Roofing

How Your Roof Affects the Environment: Know Before You Buy

Did you know traditional asphalt shingles are a petroleum product and require replacement every 15-20 years (or sooner), resulting in about 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles ending up in U.S. landfills every year? According to industry data, roughly 7 million U.S. homeowners replace their roof each year and many are looking for new 'green', energy-saving options. Here's what you should know about metal.

7 of the Most Popular Green Roofs

We’ve gone green with cars, appliances and technology. Now the movement is on to go green with residential roofing. Environmentally-friendly roofs are gaining in popularity as homeowners recognize the many benefits green roofing brings. With energy bills one of the major expenses of owning a home, eco-friendly roofs are becoming an attractive option for homeowners seeking ways to lower their heating and cooling costs. But more than that, certain types of green roofs are eligible for federal and state tax credits, and deliver benefits beyond just monetary.

LiveRoof Patented Hybrid Green Roof Systems

Green roofs aren’t one size fits all. That’s why LiveRoof's experienced local representatives evaluate, recommend, and grow vegetated roof systems and plants based on the specific site conditions of your green roof project. LiveRoof is the proven, patented hybrid green roof system, installed on millions of square feet worldwide.

DIY Planting a Living Green Roof

One of the most important decisions when building a green home is choosing a roof type. Because the energy efficiency of a home often comes down to heating and cooling, it is of utmost importance that a green home has the right roof to provide insulation rather than...

Cool Roofing 101 from the Cool Roof Rating Council

What is a Cool Roof? According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, a cool roof is one that strongly reflects sunlight and also cools itself by efficiently emitting radiation to its surroundings. The roof literally stays cooler and reduces the amount of heat conducted to...

The DIY Green Roof Guide

Ever asked yourself the question – ‘I want to build a green roof…but it all seems so complicated.’ If so, then this DIY Green Roof Guide may be perfect for you, wherever you are in the world. This online guide is designed to meet the needs of DIY enthusiasts, builders, and landscape contractors who want to build green roofs.

Rewall 100% Recycled High Performance Roof and Wall Materials

the birthplace of the greenest and healthiest high performance building materials Using recycled beverage cartons, ReWall produces 100% Upcycled, High-Performing, Healthy Green Building Materials. All ReWall products feature 100% recycled content, moisture and abuse...

Eco-Roofs Green Roof Systems

With 50 years of horticulture growing experience, Eco-Roofs is uniquely positioned to be your source for green roof knowledge and experience as well as growing and providing the green roof materials you need.

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