Roof

12 ways to Green Your Roof

Your roof can either be a source of waste and environmental destruction, or an example of smart resource use and ingenious energy conservation. These tools will help you choose the most eco-friendly roof for your next re-model.

  1. Choose recycled roofing materials

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    Tires, carpet, milk jugs? Yes! All are the makings of your next eco-friendly roof.

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  2. Opt for FSC-certified wood roofing materials

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    If you can't live without cedar shingles, consider FSC-certified roofing materials.

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  3. Install solar shingles

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    Turn your roof into a hard-working, energy generator with these mini-solar panels.

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  4. Buy an ENERGY STAR skylight or solar tube

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    Star gazing has never been more comfortable or energy efficient!

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  5. Choose durable roofing materials

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    Choose one of these long-life options to reduce your life-cycle costs and overall waste.

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  6. Recycle used roofing materials

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    Don't just toss, recycle those old, tired shingles so they can become something new!

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  7. Plant a green roof

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    Green-up your roof with one of the vegetated options to save energy and water.

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  8. Install a cool roof

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    Cover your rooftop with one of these energy-saving materials. Your pocketbook will thank you.

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  9. Generate wind power

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    Install one of these little powerhouses to your roof to and start reaping clean energy.

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  10. Install a rain barrel

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    No roof set-up would be complete without one of these stormwater collectors.

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  11. Ensure proper attic ventilation

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    A cool attic equals long-lasting roofing materials, and energy savings to boot!

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  12. Increase the insulation in your attic

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    Bolster your energy-saving rooftop with an energy-saving underside, too.

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