Qualities of an Eco-Friendly Roof

By Stacy Mellete

Energy loss can sometimes be attributed to your choice of roof. After all, an inefficient roof can lead to an increase in your attic’s temperature, causing you to overwork your cooling units and consume more energy.

This also has adverse effects on the environment, so choosing an eco-friendly roof is a beneficial choice overall. Top roofing contractor in Largo Florida Affordable Roofing Systems discusses what makes a roof environment-friendly.

Qualities of an Eco-Friendly Roof

Highly Reflective Surfaces

Light-colored or white roofs are often referred to as “cool roofs” due to their ability to reflect the sun’s heat. This will lessen your reliance on your HVAC units and lead to more energy savings. At the same time, this helps neutralize the “urban heat island” effect. A perfect example of a cool roof would be our GAF® Timberline® Cool shingles. They are highly reflective and can help lower temperature in your attic. As a bonus, their StainGuard® Protection will preserve your roof’s beauty against unsightly blue-green algae.


Roofs made of recycled materials that can be recycled again at the end of their service life are also considered eco-friendly. Among these would be Gerard® Metal Roofing. As an authorized dealer of this brand, we offer metal roofing in Largo Florida made of stone-coated metal tiles, which in turn are made of 30% recycled steel.

Our steel comes from suppliers with onsite recycling and meets LEED certification. It is also available in three ENERGY STAR®-rated highly reflective colors for more energy savings.


Roofs that can provide your home the necessary protection against the elements for decades make for eco-friendly options. This is because you don’t have to worry about roof replacing in Largo lessening the amount of roof debris that goes to landfills. A good example of this is our MetalWorks® StoneCrest® Tile Steel Shingles from TAMKO®.

Not only are they easy to install, but they can also be applied over existing asphalt shingles, lessening disposal costs and mess. They also come with special coatings that allow them to resist dirt and environmental aging. They’re also resistant to impact, adding to their longevity and performance.

Let Affordable Roofing Systems provide you with eco-friendly solutions. We have the necessary experience and training that will help us handle any kind of roofing material. We can also conduct proactive roof maintenance in Largo Florida that will prolong your roof’s service life.

Choosing an eco-friendly roof will always be a good investment. We serve Tampa and St. Petersburg ,FL, as well as the nearby areas. Call us today at (813) 542-8462 for a FREE estimate.

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Our Roofing Solutions

Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

TPO Membrane

TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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