Summer is approaching fast and that beautiful warm weather is best enjoyed at a beach house. For many Americans, a cottage or house near the ocean shore or on the edge of a calm, cool lake acts as a home away from home during the summer months. However, whether you already own a beach house, are having one built, or are in the process of remodeling one, you might want to put in a green roof. By "green", I'm not referring to the color of the roof but factors associated with the roof that save energy (and therefore money), and make your home more friendly for the environment.
The type of tiles used is probably the most important factor to take into account when putting in a green roof. For example, if you go with natural slate or asphalt shingles, you end up contributing to pollution due to quarrying and high use of fossil fuels. Use shake and that contributes to deforestation. However, if you use tiles made with polymer resins, you can cut down on pollution, won't have to worry about cutting down any trees, can save on energy costs by keeping the beach house cooler, and have tiles that can be easily recycled.
If you have used DaVinci Roofscapes products for your green roof, tell about it in the comments!