Roofing Industry News
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By Debra Atlas
As summer blends into fall, the annual clearing of clogged rain gutters looms for most homeowners. A thankless but necessary job, it seems no matter what kind of gutters...
Streets paved with recycled concrete.Eco-friendly siding on suburban homes.Hybrid and electric cars parked in every driveway.Sounds like a perfect eco-friendly neighborhood.What’s missing?The perfect eco-roof.
An ideal roof serves as an efficient barrier between the elements and the interior, is well insulated, and may even have solar modules. If you are looking for an elegant, simple, solar, and space-conscious solution, invest in solar shingles. This new solar product is a great esthetic alternative to photovoltaic (PV) panels. If you’re an environmentally-aware homeowner who is searching to lower utility bills in a tasteful manner, solar shingles are for you.
Green with style
Solar shingles are cleverly designed to blend in with regular shingles;...
At the most basic level, a roof protects you from the elements. And the greenest roof is the roof that lasts the longest. But new kinds of roofs can do more than keep you out of the rain and snow. Some will keep your house cooler, making you feel more comfortable and giving your air conditioner a break. Some provide wildlife habitat, and others collect rainwater you can use to water your garden. Others perform the amazing feat of harvesting sunlight to power your house and heat your water.Top Tips
When shopping, look for
- The right material for your climate. If you live in a place with hot and sunny weather, choose a “...