When it comes to construction and roofing materials—fortunately, there are environmentally-friendly ways we can adopt to carry out our craft in the Tallahassee area. Check them out below:
In Florida, due to its brutal heat, residents use a significant amount of air conditioning for most of the year. The materials reflect the sun’s powerful rays by designing roofs made from white glue and white gravel. This naturally provides the home with a cooling barrier, resulting in a reduced need for air conditioning use. Less air conditioning means less work from coal-fired power plants, whose emissions are toxic to the air. Overall, it’s best to make your roof a lighter color because of these cooling properties, as well.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle—we’re all familiar with this mantra, but did you know it could be applied to the materials you use for your roof? Using wood for shingles is a very green alternative to other materials, as wooden shingles can be manufactured from reclaimed or recycled lumber. Metal can be reclaimed or recycled, and using it can extend the longevity of your roof up to 50 years or more. It’s shiny surface also reflects the sun’s heat, which in turn lowers energy costs. Tiles made from clay are also entirely recyclable, and they insulate quite well.
An obvious but frequently overlooked choice for roofing materials are social cells. Implementing small solar cells into your roofing materials, (which can be recyclable materials like wood and metal) can reduce your home’s electricity costs by acquiring power through solar energy.
A green roof is an optimal solution for killing several birds with one stone. Not only does cultivating greenery on your roof supply adequate cooling and insulation, but it also cleanses the air, as foliage tends to do with its natural properties. Not to mention, a roof coated with plants is quite the aesthetically-pleasing sight.
Creating your roof shingles from rubber is a great way to ensure longevity and durability for your roof. This is important because this is your shield against the outside forces and elements that could do serious damage to your home. Rubber is another example of a potentially recycled material, as it can be restored from old steel tires. Rubber roofing is very ideal for Floridians, as it’s incredibly resistant to harsh weather conditions like tornadoes and hurricanes.
Here at TSpark, we understand how important our environment is. We should treat it with respect and appreciation every day. We are proud to say that one of our focuses does include the environment and everything it has to offer.
TSpark Enterprises, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida offers a wide range of roofing and construction services. Visit our website or call (850) 766-1340 to get a free estimate and embark on your construction journey today!