Choosing to reroof your home with eco-friendly roofing materials is a commendable choice, but it is only a small part of what makes your home greener. You also need to think about the sustainability of the materials used and how they are sourced or produced. It is also worth considering how well they will insulate your home, helping you to lower your energy bills and reduce your household carbon emissions.

At West Country Tiling we are passionate about reusing and recycling roofing materials whenever possible. This includes:

Which eco-friendly roofing materials to use

It can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing from the many eco-friendly roofing materials on the market. As roofing experts, we can offer advice on which roofing materials are best for your project and a roofing material sourcing service.

Some of the more environmentally friendly roofing materials you can consider using on your next roofing project include:

  • Slates – made from natural stone, an energy efficient material that can last for 150 years.
  • Clay tiles – long lasting and made from natural materials that can be recycled at the end of their lifespan.
  • Solar PV tiles – designed to look like slates and equipped with solar cells to generate electricity.
  • Wood shingles – naturally biodegradable and a good option if made from sustainable sourced wood.
  • Recycled shingles – often made from recycled rubber or plastic, which diverts waste from landfill.
  • Steico insulation – made from recycled wood chip.  Highly efficient and eco-friendly!
  • Natural wool insulation – a natural alternative to artificial insulation materials.
  • Green roofs – vegetation covered roofs provide good insulation, improve air quality and offer a habitat for wildlife.

When choosing environmentally friendly roofing materials, you should consider factors such as durability, energy efficiency, recyclability and sustainability of the materials used on your next re-roof.

Why choose West Country Tiling

We take great pride in being reputable roofers, experienced in carrying out re-roofs, roof repairs and roof maintenance using environmentally friendly roofing materials.

Contact us if you are looking for a roofer with an environmental conscience. Call us on 01373 462 224 or by emailing us on