Green Eco-Friendly Roofing Solutions

For New Orleans and all of Southern Louisiana

Juneau Odenwald Roofing provides green and solar installations and repair services in New Orleans and southern Louisiana that are eco friendly for our environment. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Today, both residential and commercial roofing customers are seeing the value in “going green”. Not only does “going green” make economic sense for individuals and businesses, but it is good for the economy. And while everyone knows about recycling and solar energy, when it comes to roofing, is there really such thing as an environmentally friendly roof? The answer is YES!

Going Green with Roofing – Selecting Durable Roofing Materials

One of the easiest ways to go green is in the initial selection of your roofing materials. You can select durable materials that will last a very long time and many of these materials are also made from recycled products making them even greener.

Some durable materials include:

  • Steel – lifespan as a roof is 100 years
  • Aluminum – lifespan is 50 to 100 years
  • Slate – lifespan is 100 to 200 years
  • 30 year asphalt – lifespan is 30 years

All roofing products have their unique combination of lifespan, appearance and cost. As a homeowner or building owner you must take each particular characteristic into account and weigh them against each other. With such a variety, you can surely find the right combination of cost, appearance and environmental influence.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs can be particularly easy on the environment. They have a high insulation value, reflect the sun, are durable, and come in a variety of profiles. To impact the environment the least, try finding metal roofs using a maximum of recycled materials.

Asphalt Shingles

While most American homes have asphalt shingles because they are the cheapest, they are also the most damaging roofing material on the environment. The have relatively low insulation value, a short life span and are made from a petroleum base. They are not recyclable. However, new improvements in asphalt shingles are extending the expected duration to as high 30 years for selected products.

Solar Panels

The most ecologically friendly roof is a solar roof. You can install solar shingles that transform energy from the sun into electricity to power your home. These shingles installed on the south side of your home will provide you with a silent, renewable, green source of energy. Alternatively, you can install solar panels over an existing roof.

Installing solar shingles or panels are not yet cost-effective without subsidies but costs are dropping every year and will be worth the investment on their in a short time.

Benefits of a Green Roof

You can define a green roof in two ways. A green roof can be an environmentally advantageous roof like one with substantial energy saving capabilities and/or used to generate energy for the building through the installation of solar panels, for example.

A green roof used for power savings through insulation and solar power creation obviously provides costs savings to the building owner. A well-insulated attic decrease energy consumption in both winter and summer seasons.

About Us

Juneau Odenwald Roofing is a commercial roofing company located in New Orleans, Louisiana. We are dedicated to helping our clients find eco-friendly solutions that fit within their budget.

Find out more about our green roofing solutions. Contact us today if you need an experienced and qualified commercial roofing installer.

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