Environmentally-Friendly Roof Options

Making shifts to your home to make it more environmentally-friendly will pay off. Not only will you be helping preserve our environment, but you can also lower your energy bills for monthly savings. Investing in the energy-efficiency of your home is a choice that will continue to pay off as years go by. 

One way that you can reduce your household’s burden on the environment is to invest in an environmentally-friendly roof. Many different eco-friendly roofing options are available, providing you with the opportunity to significantly lower your environmental impact.

If you’re thinking about making the switch to an environmentally-friendly Colorado roof, you’re in the right place. This article will cover the various types of eco-friendly roofing materials, as well as the benefits of environmentally sound roofing. 

Types of Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Materials

Reclaimed Title

One of the excellent benefits of slate and clay roofing is that it lasts for so long that it can be repurposed for new roofing systems. Both slate and clay can last for as long as a century. So, you can have your new Colorado roof constructed of slate or clay from an old roof. Repurposed slate or clay tile will still give you a long-lasting roof, with the added benefit of reducing landfill waste. Opting for repurposed roofing also cuts down on the amount of energy expended during the manufacturing of new roofing materials. 

Slate and clay tile are both attractive, weather-resistant roofing materials. These roofing materials work well in the Colorado climate and provide aesthetic appeal for your home. 


As far as environmentally-friendly roofing materials go, metal is one of the most practical and affordable options available. Metal roofing can be recycled, allowing for less landfill waste and emissions from the roof material manufacturing process. In addition to having your metal roof recycled when it’s reached the end of its lifespan, you can choose to have a roof constructed from recycled metal. 

For Colorado homeowners, metal offers durability in many different weather conditions, including snowstorms. It’s also longer-lasting than asphalt roofing and more affordable than slate or clay tile. 


Wood may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about a durable roofing system. But, cedar wood can be a smart choice of roofing material for environmentally-conscious homeowners. It’s entirely organic, meaning that no pollution results from the production of cedar wood roofing. It’s also recyclable and biodegradable, so you won’t have to worry about a discarded cedar wood roof contributing to landfill waste. 

Cedar wood has a beautiful, unique look. It will make your Denver roof stand apart from the rest. Additionally, it has natural insulative properties, so a cedar wood roof can even boost the energy-efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. 

Recycled Shingles

Recycled shingles that are made from a combination of materials, like plastic, rubber, or wood, are also available for eco-friendly roofing systems. Recycled roof shingles repurpose waste from various applications, ultimately cutting down on the amount of waste that goes to landfills. 

The Benefits of Environmentally-Friendly Roofing

Environmentally-friendly roofing will benefit both you and the health of our planet. Here’s how:

Roof Savings

Colorado roof installation can be expensive. Many homeowners look for creative ways to cut down on costs and bring a new roof within budget. Recycled and repurposed roofing materials are generally more affordable than brand-new materials. With a recycled roof, you can gain strength, durability, and longevity without the expense of roofing materials that have come straight from the manufacturer. 

Lower Energy Bills

Environmentally-friendly roofing systems can also improve the energy-efficiency of your home. Greater efficiency of your home’s HVAC system benefits both the environment and your monthly budget, as it will reduce your home’s energy bills. 

Less Waste Going To Landfills

We’ve already mentioned this benefit, but it’s worth emphasizing. Recycled and repurposed roofing materials cut down on the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Landfill waste is detrimental to our environment and reducing it will help preserve the health of our planet. 

Contact Rocky Mountain Enterprises today to learn more about eco-friendly materials for your Denver roof replacement.