Some sectors in the building industry are going green. Roofing manufacturers, and those that supply products and materials that are used in roofing, now offer many environmentally friendly choices. Sustainability is an important consideration when choosing green roofing materials. Other important factors to consider include durability, energy consumption, ease of assembly, and whether the products are made from recycled materials.
Engineered Lumber The structural portions of roof framing benefit from engineered lumber. This lumber is considered to be green because it is made from wood fibers bound together with adhesives. It has great strength compared to its weight, and it will not deform and deflect from warping.
Recycled Newsprint Recycled newsprint and recycled agricultural fibers are now being used to make the sheathing that serves as the underlayment for roofs. These are considered to be recycled content sheet goods.