Going green with your roof is a bit of a blanket statement. It could mean a number of things, but they all have a commonality. There are many ways to have a green roof, but each one works to help the environment in some way.
We love the environment and are all about helping it in any way possible. We wanted to take some time today to talk about a few of the different ways you can have a green roof in Maryland.
Maryland Solar Paneled Roof
When most people think of a green roof, they think of one with solar panels on it. Solar panels help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have become more and more popular. Not only do solar panels help to reduce your carbon footprint, but they can save you money too. Their installation can be costly, but over time they will reduce your monthly energy bill cost, helping not just the environment but your wallet as well.
A Living Roof
Living roofs are literally green roofs. By laying a thin layer of topsoil on your roof, you can plant plants on your roof! Living roofs act as great insulators and can lower the costs and energy footprint of your air-conditioning. Of course like a regular garden, your living roof will need to be tended to, so if you’re not into gardening then perhaps a living roof is not the best choice for you.
A Tile Roof
Tile roofs have been around for a long time, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less green. Most tiles are made from recyclable material, which helps to make them more eco-friendly. They work as great insulators due to their heaviness and their ability to keep cool air in, making them not only green but efficient as well.
A “Blue Roof”
OK, we said we were talking about green roofs, but we also want to talk about blue roofs. Blue roofs are specifically designed to capture and store water. This water can then be used for a variety of purposes: gardening, filling a pool, drinking, etc. By conserving water, and not using the tap, you will be lessening your environmental impact.
Get Help Installing Your Maryland Green Roof Today
Whether you know what kind of green roof you want and just need help installing, or if you need help deciding which direction you want to go in, we can help. As an experienced Maryland roof installer, Maryland’s Best Remodeling has helped many homeowners put green roofs on their home or business.
If you have any questions regarding a Maryland green roof or home remodeling, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team is standing by and would love to help in any way possible.