The ModRoof is a sustainable and fully modular roofing system, developed by Indian startup ReMaterials, that represents an improvement over the metal and concrete corrugated roofs that are often seen on low-income homes and shelters. The system uses special panels manufactured in Ahmedabad, India from locally sourced recycled agricultural and packaging materials such as cardboard and coconut fibers.
The panels are fire-resistant and waterproof and, unlike corrugated metal roofs, are quiet when it rains. They also ensure that the interior of homes remains relatively cool even when it's very hot outside.
The developers of ModRoof are aware that it's one thing to come up with an effective roofing system but a different matter altogether to actually get it into the hands of people who need it. This is why they've partnered with micro-finance firms to make it easier for low-income families to afford these roofs.