Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials

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Posted on February 01, 2022

Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials

Each year, roughly 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into our country’s landfills. This also means that 26 million gallons of oil are being poured into our environment.

Fortunately, asphalt shingles are no longer just one of a handful of options available to homeowners interested in installing a new roof. Today, homeowners can choose from dozens of options, many of which are very eco-friendly.

Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Systems

Not only will eco-friendly roofing options provide excellent energy efficiency for residential homes, but they’ll also protect your largest investment for a lifetime. Some of the best options for residential roofing include:


As the most environmentally friendly roofing system on the market, enviro-steel shingles are made with 25% recycled material. Best of all, these shingles will remain recyclable even after decades of use and exposure to the elements. Additional benefits of our enviro-steel shingles include their:

  • Beauty and ability to match nearly every style of home;
  • Class 4 hail impact rating
  • Class A fire rating
  • 130 MPH wind rating


In general, metal roofs tend to be very environmentally friendly. This is because many of them are partially made from recycled materials.

If you live in a particularly hot or sunny climate, metal roofs or tiles can also help to lower your monthly energy bill. This is because they reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorb them.


Because the shingles can be recycled and used in future reclaimed wood products, wood shingles are very environmentally friendly. And while they come in a wider variety of styles and stains than years ago, it’s important to note that wood shingles may not compliment certain styles of houses.

No matter your roofing needs, the experienced roofers at Honest Abe Roofing can offer you high-quality help with some of the best guarantees in the industry. We also know that fixing or replacing your roof can be expensive, so we offer financing options to ensure that you can get all your roof problems fixed fast!

Give us a ring today at (844) 298-4100 to have all your roofing needs met!

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