Up on Vancouver Island they roof with metal shingles. We do a lot of metal roofing down here in Sydney, but I haven’t come across Ironwood Shakes before. You can read more about them at www.ryanparton.ca We use the corrugated and long-form metal sections, coupled with a good heat-reflective paint for our metal roofing.
There are quite a number of ways of constructing a metal roof, and a number of different metals to use too. They can look really attractive, and are very environmentally friendly, as metal can be recycled and can be a great insulator, reflecting heat. Here’s a good article – Metal Roofing Advantages – that’s posted [...]
A green roof can be one that has solar panels or solar shingles. The main problem is supervision of its condition and not attempting to climb or alter unless you know what you are doing and for example if there is an emergency of fallen trees or fire turning off the supply will be a [...]