Roofing Industry Trends
As the new year is quickly approaching, many homeowners are thinking about renovating their homes in the new year. So naturally, one of the top priorities is roofing materials. As a result, there has been such a demand for reroofing activities that global roofing industry sales will hit $120 billion by 2022.
If you are a homeowner interested in changing their roof with the latest 2022 trends, keep reading.
One of the modern roofs trending in the residential roofing system industry is solar roofs. Solar roofs also add value if you choose to sell your home down the line.
If you don't want large solar panels, you can create a solar roof with photovoltaic shingles. These shingles look like traditional asphalt shingles but are more reflective. Both types offer the same energy-saving benefits, so the choice comes down to your aesthetic preference.
Metal roofs are naturally reflective, eliminating the need for garden tops or solar panels. Additionally, the roofing materials used in this type of roof are made from recyclable materials. You can choose from various colours and styles, and rest assured you won't have to schedule a roof replacement for years to come.
Metal roofs are increasingly popular for modern architectural styles and those who live in cities prone to hurricanes due to their ability to stand up to weather conditions.
Like homeowners interested in solar roofs, green roofs are popular with eco-friendly homeowners. Green roofs help fight climate change and allow you to have a garden on your roof. Additionally, the plants on your garden roof can provide shade, remove heat from the air, and reduce the temperature of your roof's surface.
Green roofs also reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce city-wide temperatures by up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit, and reduce building energy use by 0.7%. If your new roof is green, you can also choose between extensive or intensive.
Extensive Green Roofs
Extensive green roofs are less elaborate than intensive and require little maintenance once built. They also need the least amount of added support since they are lightweight and have a growing medium depth of two to four inches.
Intensive Green Roofs
Intensive green roofs are more complicated, think parks or gardens. They require more support since they are heavier, have higher upfront investment, and have more intensive maintenance.
Recycled synthetic materials are another greener roofing industry alternative for your modern roof. Synthetic roof shingles are made from rubber or plastic and are available in various shapes, sizes, and colours.
Synthetic roofs are cheaper, making them a good option for those looking to save money without compromising style.
Stay Up to Date with the Latest Roofing Industry Trends
There are many varieties when it comes to your new roof, but in 2022 more sustainable roofs will be trending. There is a roof replacement option for everyone, from synthetic roofs to solar.
Check out our blog if you want to stay up to date on the latest roofing trends or learn more about the roofing industry.