In the spirit of New Year, roofing experts are looking at roofing options that will be popular for 2016.
Roofing has been continuously changing, as homeowners consider factors like durability, weather resistance, sustainability and resale value. Some roofing trends from last year might continue to boom this year, while others will cease. Here are some roofing trends for this year:
Asphalt is Still on Top
Experts forecast that the popularity of asphalt shingles will continue to grow this year because of the introduction of efficient and more durable options for this material. Laminated asphalt shingles, one of the new types of shingles in the market, will continue to be trendy because they have a longer life span than conventional asphalt shingles.
Eco-Friendly Materials are Here To Stay
There is a growing demand for eco-friendly roofing materials. Homeowners today look for materials that are sustainable and stylish at the same time. Thus, options like shingles made from recycled rubber, cedar shake, and lighters will continue to be popular this year.
Cool Roofing will be Cool
Homeowners look for ‘cool’ roofing choices that can give them comfort and energy efficiency, especially during the summer season. Cool roofs usually come in lighter colours such as blue, white and grey, and they have reflective coatings such as silicone, latex, acrylic and polyurethane. Cool roofs do not just minimise the heat; they also last longer than other roof types.
Solar Roofs are Still Hot
Solar roof systems have the ability to harness thermal energy from the sun for converting to electricity. According to Bower Roofing, homeowners can choose to install solar components on their existing roof or include them with a new roof. With this system, homeowners can save on energy bills. Experts project that solar roof systems will continue to boom this year.
Today is just the first quarter of the year, and these roofing options are already in trend. The greater news is that there are three more quarters to welcome better and innovative roofing choices.