Go green the old-fashioned way! Invest in durable roofting

Go green the old-fashioned way! Invest in durable roofting

You see it everywhere, from environmentally friendly cars, to dish detergents, to makeup and even shoes and handbags. The “Go Green” movement of the past several years has done a lot to educate the public about how it’s possible for seemingly small choices to add up to a big, big impact.

When it comes to your home, there are small things, like compact fluorescent bulbs, to large things, like saying “no” to a water-hogging grass lawn, that can reduce negative impact on the environment. 

It’s just that solar roofing and white shingles aren’t for everyone, maybe because your home is too shaded or because your Home Owners Association won’t allow for a heat-reflecting white roof. But there is another way, perhaps the original green way, to avoid waste with your roof.

When it’s time for a new roof, either because the old one was damaged in a storm or because the shingles have worn out, take a long-term view when deciding on new shingles.    Cheaply made and poorly installed roofs are more likely to need replacing and won’t have the durability of a high-quality roof job. This leads to the need to buy hundreds and thousands of square feet of additional shingles, as well as creating hundreds and thousands of feet of wasted shingles.

When choosing a Houston roofing contractor for your home, go with a top-rated business from Angie’s List and ask for their expert opinion on the best value for long-lasting shingles so you can go for green roofing by going durable.  Check out Angie's List's Go Green Roofing Options graphic for more tips.

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