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Tile Roofing: The Right Choice for Green Building

Tile Roofing: The Right Choice for Green Building

In today’s world, people are much more aware of the damage we are doing to our environment simply by living our daily lives. As a result of that awareness, green building has become extremely popular. Think of it as saving the planet one building at a time.

If your next project is going green, then tile roofing is a great option, according to the Tile Roofing Institute. First of all, using clay or concrete tiles for your roof just might help you gain a few points towards a LEED certification for your building, if that is a concern. Even if you aren’t going for a certification, there are still plenty of reasons to choose tile.

Energy Efficiency 

One of the main areas tiles can help gain you LEED points is through their inherent energy-saving design. Many of the colors that the tiles come in are highly reflective, which can reduce your heat gain drastically. Then, because of the raised design of tile roofing, there is a natural air flow under the tiles that creates a heat transfer barrier between your building and the outside environment. This means a warmer building in the winter and a cooler one in the summer, with energy bills that are lower in all seasons.

Saving Our Natural Resources

Another quality of tile that makes them the right choice for green building is  that they in no way deplete our supply of natural resources. There are no chemicals or preservatives in their construction, and waste from their manufacture is easily recycled, alleviating the need for land fill space.


This benefit of tile roofing just might be the greatest one of all. Tile lasts an extremely long time. In fact, it is quite possible that the tile roof you install on your next building just might outlast the building itself.

Have questions about using this roofing option for your next project? Contact us and we would be happy to answer them for you.

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N-Tex Commercial Contracting, Inc. provides turn key roofing, wallboard & painting services to general contractors, custom builders & individuals. Specializing in multi family, student housing, assisted living, & custom residential projects.

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