3 Eco-Friendly Roofing Solutions

If you’re passionate about helping the environment or you’re looking to lower your energy bill, an eco-friendly roof is a great addition to your home. These materials from Stanley’s have excellent durability, reducing costs for repairs and replacement, and superior resistance to heat gains and losses.

What Makes a Roof Eco-Friendly?


10-15 percent of heat loss occurs through your home’s roof. An eco-friendly roof contributes to the energy efficiency of a home by reducing those heat gains and losses.


A durable, environmentally-friendly roofing material keeps its quality throughout its expected life span. This reduces the need for early replacement — lessening the drain on natural resources and the use of landfill space.

3 Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials

1. Metal

New metal roofing products create a durable roofing system that can last 50 years or more. Metal roofs have reflective properties that can direct the sun’s rays away from your home, reducing cooling costs. And, at the end of its life, metal roofing can even be recycled. As with any roofing material, it’s important to hire an experienced contractor who will properly install and insulate your metal roof so it functions properly.

2. Cool Roofs

If you’ve ever experienced a Florida summer, you know how important (and expensive) it is to keep your home cool. A cool roof is a lighter colored roof that reflects visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths of the sun, reducing heat transfer into your property. With our certifications through CertainTeed and Tamko Building Products, Stanley’s offers asphalt shingles that are rated by Energy-Star and the Cool Roof Rating Council.

3. Concrete Tiles

When it comes to roofing tiles, no material is as versatile as concrete, which can match the looks of clay, slate, and even cedar shakes. Concrete tiles are resistant to fire, insects, and rot, and can withstand winds over 150 miles per hour – ideal for hurricane seasons in Florida. In addition to their durability, concrete tiles have excellent thermal properties that slowly absorb and emit heat. And, if installed properly, cool air can move under the tiles pushing hot air out.

Choosing the Best Eco-Friendly Roofing Material

If you’re looking to replace your roof and can’t decide which eco-friendly roofing material is right for you, contact the experts here at Stanley’s. We’ll walk you through all of the pros and cons, and find a roof that fits your style and budget. Contact us today to get started!

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