Choosing Environmentally Friendly Roof Materials For Your Upcoming Reroofing Services

By May 1, 2019Reroofing Services

Most modern homeowners realise that what we once thought was great for the environment no longer stands today. In the past, we created building materials and disposed of them without thinking about where they’d end up in a few decades and whether or not they’d have a good impact on the environment when breaking down. These days we know better and understand that sustainably created and recyclable materials are the name of the game. Here’s what you need to know about the current options on today’s market and the impact that each roofing material could have on your reroofing services.

Wooden Roofs

Wooden roofs are an environmentally friendly choice if you choose your wood correctly and live in the right environment. Mild climates will suit wood roofs well as they won’t have to worry about it rotting or breaking down in the rain, but you need to ensure that the area’s fire risk is low. If you have your wood treated for fire safety, it could prevent them from being recyclable. If you’re planning on choosing this material, make sure you’re willing to maintain it and ensure you source an FSC approved wood from a local, sustainable supplier.

Asphalt Roofs

Asphalt shingles are a popular option because they’re cheap and easy to install. New brands and types of asphalt roofing tend to last a long time, and while the material was dumped in landfills in the past, its fast becoming recognised for its use in paving. Asphalt shingles have the added benefit of being a roofing type that is better suited to hosting solar panels than other types of shingle roofs, as it’s easier to attach a solar shingle to it.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are versatile in appearance and can come in shingle or tile form, amongst other shapes. While it tends to be costlier than asphalt, it has one of the longest lifespans of any roofing material and if taken care of can last over a lifetime. It’s naturally fireproof and can also support thin-film solar power systems quite well – but you’ll need to take into account that it will require insulation to prevent it from being noisy during wind and rain.

Your choice of material counts – but so does your maintenance of it. A metal roof might be easy to recycle and long-lasting, but it won’t be a reliable choice if you neglect it and have to replace it every other decade. To keep on top of your roof maintenance requirements, partner with a business that can provide a maintenance and reroofing service like Archer Roofing today.

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    Really great experience working with Kevin and his team. Great communication, got the job done quickly and I'm really happy with the results.

    9/12/2018
    Andy Clark

    We had a problem with a leak in our roof and these guys came out and fixed it quickly and efficiently - very happy with the service.

    8/27/2018
    Ross Collett

    Good contact, fast service and a very neat and tidy looking job. Put a new coloursteel roof on my garage extension with no hassle which looks outstanding. Will be the first person I go back to when I build again.

    8/27/2018
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    Had our house fully re-roofed and was very happy with the professional job and level of service. The scaffolding truck broke a fence post when backing into our driveway and there was zero issue about getting it repaired. Extras like guttering and aerial replacement included. Kevin and his team were easy to deal with, left the place tidy and the roof looks great. Recommended.

    5/23/2019
    Stu Maxwell

    Fast service fixing a leak on an older iron roof. I put in an website enquiry & got a call-back within minutes. Someone came to look at the roof the next day, and the job was done a couple of days after that. The roofer who did the work came from another larger job and worked after hours to get the leak fixed fast in the middle of winter. Thanks guys!

    7/10/2019
    Diana Ayson

    I found Kevin prompt courteous and efficient. He came when he said he would, gave me a price later the same day and turned up to do the job on the day and time he said he would. Hard to find this quality of professionalism with a tradesman these days. Oh, and he did a fantastic job too , no more leaks !!!

    8/27/2018
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    Great service and communication which is why I chose this company over other quotes.

    His team did a good job , fast efficient, polite and cleaned up everything when finished.

    They even fixed up a little spouting problem for me at no charge

    Would definatley recommend them.

    2/06/2019
    Brian Langridge

    We tried to get quotes for a new roof on our property and found it almost impossible to even get someone to look at the roof. We managed to get one quote that was horrendous and were at our wits end before we spoke to Kevin at Archer Roofing. The new roof is now on and at a price we were very happy with. Thanks guys and we will recommend and use you again. Brian Langridge.

    7/19/2018
    Antonius Gossen

    They did an excellent job for us replacing the roof of our large property. Pleasant and professional to deal with, highly efficient, the entire job was completed in one day including cleaning up and arranging for collection of the old roof. Our next roofing job surely will come their way too.

    8/27/2018
  • Barry Mitchell

    Great service from Kevin and his team. Kevin called in and meassured our roof on his way home the same day as I called him. The next day he forwarded his quote, which I accepted by return. The job was completed on time with no fuss and no mess left behind. Our builder was most impressed with the job done and he will most certainly use Archer Roofing as his "go to" roofer on any future jobs.

    2/24/2019
    Isla Kirkpatrick

    Kevin and his team did an excellent job of fixing our leaky roof, were prompt with quoting and getting the job done, definitely a company you can trust with all your roof care requirements.

    8/27/2018
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    Kevin and his team were awesome! The quality of the workmanship was great. Their communication and reliability were excellent. The price was very reasonable and even when the job became more complicated than we had expected, Kevin was part of coming up with a great solution and implemented it quickly. Kevin even minimized the cost over-runs even though they weren't of his making (i.e. weather issues!). We would use Kevin again without hesitation and have been recommending him to our friends.

    4/04/2018
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    Love our new roof! Kevin and boys his boys did a fab job.

    Amazing they got the job done in between our Auckland wet weather, I am pleasantly surprised. THANKS A MILLION 😊

    8/28/2019
    Megan Switzer

    Kevin and his team were great to work with. Flexible, worked well with other contractors, high standard of final product. Highly recommended. Thanks for the wonderful roof Kevin.

    9/24/2019
    Tracey Takawe

    At first Kevin came out to inspect the roof which was leaking and full replacement recommended. On accepting the job it was a soothe transition in time delivery, getting roof off and on again and Insulation was installed at the same time . Having an old bungalow and the roof layout was terrible which Kevin created the new layout & fixed which was no easy task. I found Kevin to have expertise and his team where great to deal with. We could not be happier with the results. I Highly recommend Archer Roofing Kevin and his team. Thanks again.

    9/27/2018
  • Anne Marie

    A big thank you to Kevin and his team for fixing our roof quickly and professionally. Kevin responded promptly to our call. Our small but troublesome roofing issue was sorted within 48hours and at the right price! We would use Kevin again but hopefully won't need to!

    8/27/2018
    Barry Renton

    Reroof, Kevin and his team carried out a great job over a very wet period . Always keeping in touch as to what was haappening . Site left clean and tidy .

    8/27/2018
    Antonius Gossen

    They did an excellent job for us replacing the roof of our large property. Pleasant and professional to deal with, highly efficient, the entire job was completed in one day including cleaning up and arranging for collection of the old roof. Our next roofing job surely will come their way too.

    3/15/2019
  • Marko Alach

    Great job done on our re-roof by Kevin and the Archer Roofing team.

    Gave a good quote then when gear and materials were ready had the old roof off and new one on in one day.

    Easily recommend them for any roofing work you need done.

    2/25/2019
    Karen Kingdon

    We recently changed our concrete tile roof to long run after getting multiple quotes and advice, we decided to use Kevin from Archer Roofing as we felt comfortable/confident dealing with him. Kevin did a fantastic job with our roof, kept us updated with progress, communication was also top notch.

    We would highly recommend Kevin for any roofing work. Fantastic team who works alongside Kevin.

    6/24/2019
    Shirley Hansen

    Replied promptly for a request for a quote The quote was received within the week. Kevin and his crew were very professional and had a good work ethic . We were kept informed on progress throughout the job and the team was always on site when they said they would be . They left the property clean and tidy after completion. Great job. We have no hesitation in recommending Archer Roofing . Ray and Shirley

    6/06/2019
  • Jenna Elsby

    Kevin and Archer Roofing team were very professional and efficient. They managed to complete our re-roof sooner than expected and started before estimated time. Kevin kept us informed every step of the way which was great. He was also really fast at providing a quote after our initial inquiry. Would highly recommend.

    8/14/2018
    Stephanie Hill

    Kevin and the Archer Roofing team were friendly and professional. He kept me up to date with progress and plans and the finished result was fantastic. And was a great competitive price compared to other companies I had enquired into. Would definately recommend these guys for anyone wanting a job well done

    8/27/2018
    Shirley Hansen

    Replied promptly for a request for a quote The quote was received within the week. Kevin and his crew were very professional and had a good work ethic . We were kept informed on progress throughout the job and the team was always on site when they said they would be . They left the property clean and tidy after completion. Great job. We have no hesitation in recommending Archer Roofing . Ray and Shirley

    6/06/2019
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    When our roof was leaky and we needed fast help, Kevin and the team were there to help and fix. They really went the extra mile to make sure the job gets done quickly and properly. Very responsive, easy to deal with and just professional. So glad I found Archer Roofing online when I needed them most. Great workmanship and work ethic. I can definitely recommend them.

    8/27/2018
    Matt Keen

    Kev from 'Archer roofing' was fantastic to deal with, offering expert advice, answers and a willingness to help the client. Of note, his communication was well above average and a major breath of fresh air for me, as I was carrying out concurrent house maintenance.

    Although I am no roofing expert, I am a qualified tradespersons, and the job carried out appears to be professional and of high quality.

    Cheers again.

    7/23/2019
    Belle M Kelsall

    Cannot recommend Archer Roofing enough. We struggled to get so many other companies to even acknowledge our phone calls/emails, it was nuts.

    Kevin responded to my email almost instantly and organised a quote straight away. Super easy communication via email/text/phone and was happy to answer questions and allay fears.

    The re-roof was completed in ONE day, including clean-up. Like, it was just such a crazy, tidy, efficient job.

    Super happy.

    7/16/2019
  • Gary Cooper

    Archer Roofing installed the roofing on our new house. Absolutely 100% an excellent job, the finish and attention to detail by Kevin is immaculate & professional. We are totally happy with our roof and would recommend Archer Roofing anytime. Well done Archer Roofing.

    7/25/2018
    Clinton Ballot

    Kevin and his team did an excellent job within budget and on time as promised. Highly recommend if you are after quality workmanship and good pricing.

    4/04/2019
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    8/27/2018
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    Kevin and the team did an amazing job re-roofing our house. The price was more than reasonable and they handled a number of extras for us that they wouldn't normally do e.g. painting fascia boards. The cost of the job was very competitive compared to the market.

    I highly recommend Kevin and will definitely be using Archer roofing in the future.

    4/15/2019