Although green roofs look the part and help wealthier homeowners to build a natural space, they remain out of reach for most of us. Even so, there are things you can do to help the local environment. Situated in the heart of Crawley, we install new roofs for home and business owners all across the areas of Reigate and Surrey. So, whether you need to say goodbye to your old roof or just want to do your part for the planet, our team will be thrilled to assist.
Our promise to you is one of honesty, energy efficiency and affordability. No matter which materials you choose, you receive a lasting new roof that keeps water out and remains secure for many years.
EPDM Rubber – Short for ‘ethylene propylene diene monomer’, EPDM is 100% recyclable. This means it will find life in a new project once it’s removed from your Reigate home. The non-toxic material won’t pollute rainwater, lasts for up to 50 years, and (according to a North American study) impacts global warming far less than its nearest competitors. In addition, new roofs in Reigate made from EPDM often consist of materials taken from recycled tyres.
Slates and Tiles – When it comes to a roof made of slates or tiles, there are certain types you may wish to avoid. Asphalt, for example, is recyclable but releases emissions during the process. This means it isn’t nearly as good for the environment as natural or reconstituted slate. Natural slate is easy to recycle and lets off no harmful emissions.
Lead Roofing – New roofs made of lead won’t necessarily head for landfill sites after use. In Europe, over 60% of lead comes from recycled material, making it an attractive choice for eco-conscious buyers. It’s also worth noting that more than 95% of lead sheets make their way to recycling centres in the UK.
Metal Roofs – A popular one among commercial property owners in Reigate and Surrey, metal rarely enters landfill sites. These sheets also prove ideal for garages, sheds and extensions, and can protect the inside space for up to 70 years. As an added bonus, metal will reflect the sunlight to reduce cooling costs when the summer hits.
White Roofs – While dark roofs absorb the sun’s rays, white roofing reflects it. This results in a more temperate climate during periods of intense heat. With global warming leading to hotter summers almost every year, a new roof with a white surface could prove a wise investment in the longer term.
Property owners in Reigate and the surrounding areas can essentially ‘go green’ by relying on the latest new roofs on the market. All roofs from D Hunt Roofing Ltd feature strong, durable materials as well as expert workmanship for long-term success.
Given their longevity, your roofing materials will stay on your building for longer – giving you greater peace of mind, fewer repairs and less waste material overall.
Established in 1998, D Hunt Roofing Ltd is a small, independent company with more than 40 years of combined experience. Based in Crawley, domestic and commercial clients in the surrounding areas of Horsham and Reigate can benefit from the expertise of our fully-trained roofers.