Green roofing systems are gaining in popularity in both the residential and commercial sector. As with anything new and popular, the green roof movement is surrounded by several myths and misconceptions that, intentional or otherwise, deter many homeowners from even considering a more eco-friendly roof.
In this post, JAM Roofing lists and debunks four green roofing myths.
1. Green Roofs Are Leaky
One of the more persistent claims about green roofs is that they are prone to leaks due to the material. The truth is, leaks occur in any kind of roof, whether it’s a traditional or a green roof. How the roof is installed actually plays a key role on how leaky a roof can get, with improperly installed roofs being more susceptible to leaks.
Garden roofs, a form of green roofing, are actually less susceptible to leaks due to the presence of plants that absorb moisture. Similarly, shingles made from eco-friendly materials are immune to rot and cracks that can lead to leaks. A good example is our EuroShake shingle roofing.
2. Metal Roofs Are Noisier
Metal roofs are another green roofing solution and there’s a widespread belief that it’s noisier than traditional roofing materials. The truth is, metal is actually quieter than asphalt as most come with a solid sheeting that acts as a sound barrier.
3. All Green Roofs Are Garden Roofs
The “green roofing” term actually refers to any roof that’s more eco-friendly and can have a positive impact on the environment and energy efficiency. Garden roofs are just one example of a green roof and are actually quite specialized. Most green roofs take the form of shingle systems or materials that are more energy-efficient and made from sustainable materials. As your local roofing contractor, we’re proud to offer a wide selection of green roofs to choose from, such as our Harvest Shake, Heritage Slate and EuroSlate roofs.
4. Green Roofs Are a Fad
Green roofs are far from experimental. Garden roofs have been protecting American homes for several decades already and advancements in technology are slowly making traditional roofs more efficient and sustainable. In fact, most newer roofing systems can fall under the classification of a green roof, especially if they are made from recyclable materials, or can increase the energy efficiency of your home.
As your local roofing company, JAM Roofing is ready to help you pick the right sustainable and eco-friendly roof for your home. Call us today at (541) 644-8111 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing contractor serving Medford and Grants Pass, OR, and other parts of Oregon.