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WHICH ROOFING MATERIAL IS THE MOST SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?


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When it comes to choosing a roofing material, it’s not just about functionality and looks. Environmental responsibility is equally important. Whether building a new home or renovating an existing one, selecting an eco-friendly roofing material is a top priority. At René Perron Couvreurs, we specialize in installing, repairing and resurfacing all types of roofs, including white and asphalt roofs in Montreal. Here’s an overview of some sustainable roofing options.


LEED roofing: for eco-friendly buildings

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program encourages the construction of eco-friendly buildings. LEED roofs, such as green roofs, are essential to this goal. When you choose this type of roofing, you’re opting for sustainable materials and environmentally responsible design practices.


LEED certification promotes energy efficiency and responsible water management practices and can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint. You could even install solar panels on your roof (some of our claddings allow this). Plus, you’ll increase the value of your property!


White roofs: a refreshing solution

White roofs are another modern and environmentally friendly option. The white membrane reflects sunlight instead of absorbing it. This helps you maintain a cooler indoor temperature, minimizing the need for air conditioning. As a result, you’ll save money on your electricity, gas and oil bills.


In addition to being durable and energy efficient, the membranes used to make these roofs are watertight. They’re also ideal for creating green roofs, including rooftop terraces or gardens, which help reduce water run-off. Note that although we don't offer a planting service, we can make sure you roof can sustain your green roof vision.


Steel roofing: long-lasting and recyclable

Steel roofing is entirely recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Moreover, it can last up to 40 years, reducing construction waste. Steel roofs can withstand harsh weather and extreme temperature variations to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Steel a heavy construction material but still lighter than asphalt shingles, reducing the load on the structure of your building.


Roofing experts in Montreal

When choosing a roofing material, you must consider not only your ecological footprint but also your budget, the slope of the roof, the weight of the materials and the required maintenance. At René Perron Couvreurs, our roof installation, repair and resurfacing experts in Montreal can help you choose the best roofing option to suit your home, whether a green, steel or white roof. Contact us today to find out more about our products and services.


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