In our search for ways to make our house even more environmentally friendly, the question arose: What do we do with the roof? Our house is already well insulated. But what else can you do for a sustainable roof? We hesitate between two options, namely installing solar panels or installing sedum roofing for a truly green roof. In this article I discuss the pros and cons of both.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the large amount of information that you can find on Whatsorb’s website. This is a website for a lot of information about environmentally friendly improvements to, among others, your home.
I want a green roof
Every time we try to think how we can do even better. Making your home sustainable is simply a wise move in this day and age. It gives extra value to your home and you save a lot of energy and therefore money. With a green roof (or sustainable roofing) we achieve yet another piece of extra profit. But what kind of sustainable roof do we choose?
About solar panels
With a sustainable roof you might first think of a roof with solar panels. We certainly do. In our neighborhood you see many houses with solar panels on the roof. It therefore seems a logical move if you want an energy-efficient home.
A few advantages of solar panels:
- Generates green electricity
- Saves on energy costs
- Increases the value of your house
- Less CO2 emissions
The biggest advantage of solar panels is that they generate green electricity. We already get green electricity from our supplier, but that is of course not as green as when we would generate our own energy.
The question is only whether it is financially beneficial for us. The purchase and installation of solar panels is quite expensive. You can, of course, recoup it because your energy costs will be lower. But that’s a long-term benefit and we don’t know if we’ll be living in this house for that long.