Every year new and exciting developments take place within the roofing industry. Over the years, we’ve seen the rise and fall of popular roofing materials, we’ve seen an increasing interest in more environmentally friendly roofing materials as well as technological advancements in the tools and materials that we use. Change and evolution is an important part of every business and industry and that’s why we would like to present the leading roofing trends of 2021.
According to the Global Residential Market Report, the residential roofing market generates more than 100 Million USD a year and continues to grow year by year. This significant growth in the roofing industry is due to professional roofing contractors dedicating their life’s work to providing their communities with only the best in quality roofing services and materials.
Leading Roofing Trends of 2021
While metal roofing has been around for quite some time, it has commonly been used for commercial purposes. However, roofing contractors across the country have noticed that more and more customers are enquiring about the exceptional advantages of metal residential roofing. Homeowners have the option of installing copper, steel, zinc, corrugated metal or standing seam metal roofing systems for their homes, with each providing its own unique set of advantages.
Metal roofing is visually appealing and can be designed to match your unique aesthetic. While metal roofing may be one of the pricier roofing options, few materials come close to its ability to withstand the elements and thus match its longevity. Not only does metal roofing last a really long time but they’re eco-friendly as well. Metal roofing panels are often made from already recycled metal and once it has reached the end of its lifespan, it can be recycled once again.
Energy Saving Roofing
Every day more and more people are becoming conscious of the environment and the fight against global warming. Customers are making environmentally-friendly choices in the lives every day and this extends to their roofing systems as well. Energy-saving roofing systems include using recycled materials such as metal or more natural materials like tile or slate.
Customers are also installing skylights in the home to increase the amount of natural light in their homes as well as installing solar panels and tiles on their roofing, making their homes more energy-efficient. The roofing industry has grown in leaps and bounds when it comes to saving energy and it continues to improve every day in order to reduce its carbon footprint.
Another trend that goes right along with energy-saving roofing, is cool roofs. Cool roofs are roofing materials that absorb heat during the colder months and reflect intense UV rays during the hot summer months. These roofing systems help homeowners save on energy bills, thus reducing their energy consumption.
With the increase of high rise buildings and natural environments being cleared to make way for things such as parking lots and shopping centres, more and more people are turning to green roofing in order to regain some element of nature and its beauty.
Green roofs are a fantastic way to introduce some plant life into homes that perhaps are without front and back gardens. Some homeowners even use these green roofing spaces as a way to grow their own vegetation. Green roofs add an incredible natural aesthetic to homes and buildings, they’re eco-friendly and surprisingly really sustainable.
Whether you’re considering following the latest trends or sticking to the more traditional roofing styles, the choice ultimately lies with you and what’s the best solution for your home. Make sure that you opt for a professional roofing company to execute your roofing project.
For all your roofing needs, give A-Tex Roofing & Remodeling a call today.