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Although some green building options are fairly obvious– insulation, window glazing, etc.– others may come as a surprise to buyers of new construction or renovators of existing houses. One of these choices is roofing materials and techniques. Your roof is the first line of defense from the sun and the weather, and its construction can have a real effect on energy costs and the environment.

What are your best choices when it comes to green roofs for your home building needs? It seems to be an ever-changing industry, which is good, because change is good. Change is good because there is a steady increase in homeowner awareness, inquiries regarding what is affordable, better technology and what will bring you the best return on investment (ROI) in a new roofing system.

Fortunately, Uncle Sam has a program called Energy Star to give you most of the information you need to make an informed decision regarding green roofs for your home building project.

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