If you should need to replace a roof or repair a roof there is a new phenomenon in roofing to consider, the green roof. This makes it possible for any green enthusiasts to have the luxury of greenery right on the top of their homes, green roofs can be both economically and environmentally friendly.
Green roofs are becoming more and more popular.. They also provide economical as well as environmental benefits, and the ever changing technology available to establishing and keeping them is continually growing. These benefits include: combating the urban "heat island" effect, detaining water from accumulated rain, reducing noise levels, insulating the roof and extending the overall life of the roof.
Green roofs are now enhancing the urban landscape and adding beauty to the traditional concrete or tile rooftops.
Another way to Green your roof is to use it to generate power for you home.Since the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) became available in Great Britain on 1st April 2010 you can use your roof to house solar PV panels or possibly even wind turbines to generate power and an income.
Under this scheme energy suppliers have to (compulsory for big six suppliers) make regular payments to householders and communities who generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar electricity panels(PV) or wind turbines. CD Hood builders can help you look at the Green options for your roof.