Organic Roof Shingles
Serving Vancouver WA and Portland OR
Many homeowners strive to build or update their property with the most earth-friendly products or sustainable materials. The idea of organic roof shingles might bring to mind a home covered in thatch, plain wood shakes, or natural stone. Advances in shingle construction, however, now brings the option for standard, durable, and cost-effective asphalt shingles with an organic twist.
What are Organic Roof Shingles?
Although natural stone or wood roofing material may come in organic versions, when roofing contractors speak of organic roof shingles, we refer to a type of asphalt shingle with an organic material backing. This base can consist of wood fibers, cellulose, or even recycled waste paper pulp.
Manufacture of these shingles follows fiberglass ones. Asphalt soaks into the organic material and the granules are applied to the surface to create the appropriate roof style and color you want.
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3 Benefits to Organic Roofing Options
- If you want to support the recycling industry or use more natural products, organic shingle foundation of paper or wood fibers makes sense.
- These shingles come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to match many different house and building styles. Lighter colors can help reflect heat and minimize energy bills.
- They are an affordable option for many people who own a house but do not have a large budget for home repairs or updates. It is comforting to know you do not have to skimp on style or protection to save some money.
Although the organic nature of these roofing shingles does not mean this is a truly environmentally friendly product, using natural materials can help give some homeowners peace of mind. The color and style options available on the market mean everyone can find one that suits their needs and tastes.