In part one of this blog series, we discussed how eco-friendly roofs are made. For the second part, we’ll talk about the three benefit levels of installing a green roof: a personal benefit, an economic benefit and a public benefit.
V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, the leading window replacement and roofing company, discusses these three levels in detail.
Picture these benefits like an inverted triangle, with the most immediate benefit at the bottom: the personal benefit. The impact of an environmentally-friendly roof can be seen in your home’s increased energy efficiency, which translates to savings in monthly energy consumption costs. Personal benefits also include improved roof membrane durability, which reduces roof repair costs as well.
Which brings us to the second benefit level: economic. A green roof can extend a roof’s service life. For example, a well-maintained, “cool” metal roof can last up to 50 or 60 years. Cool roofs, according to your roofing and replacement windows company, also absorb less heat than other roofs, which helps decrease wear and tear due to heat.
Finally, the biggest benefit is the public benefit (especially if your neighborhood uses green roofing options). Not many home components influence the environment more than your roof. Windows and siding are great for the first level (personal), but the roof can make a huge impact on the area in which you’re living. Eco-friendly roofs, particularly cool roofs, reduce the urban heat island effect and divert less power from your local power plant, which can instead be used for other areas.
Choose one of the leading roof and window companies to help you create a more sustainable roofing system. At V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, we provide the very best roofing protection available for your home. Call us today at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.