The world is an ever-changing place, and so is the roofing industry. New technologies and innovations are being created and implemented. Many of these technologies are focusing on energy efficiency, environmental impacts, longevity, and reducing costs for businesses. Four of the top trends to look for this year are Solar Integrated Roofs, Metal Roofs, Green Roofs, and Blue Roofs.
Solar Integrated Roofs
When it comes to adding solar panels to your business you might be concerned about the cost. While it can be expensive to purchase and install solar roofing, the cost is soon offset by the savings in electricity and maintenance bills. Along with the savings, solar roofing will increase the value of your commercial building making it sustainable which is appealing to buyers. For a more aesthetic design, solar technology can be integrated into roofing materials. This incredible innovation makes your business look like it has a traditional roofing design.
Metal roofing is a popular choice for commercial buildings with new innovations and trends in design each year. If the traditional metal roof is not your style choice, metal roofs can be installed to look like a traditional roof while including the sustainable and long-lasting benefits. Although known for durability and longevity, metal roofs also provide better insulation than asphalt shingles or tiles, in turn improving energy costs. As we look towards the future and our carbon footprint, metal roofs can be made of recycled materials making them a great option for commercial buildings today.
While this may seem like a new concept to you, green roofing has been around for thousands of years. The roofing industry is now making green roofing a trend in commercial buildings not just for a beautiful aesthetic, but more importantly its positive environmental impact. Green roofs provide great insulation to buildings, in turn lowering energy costs. Another amazing benefit of green roofs is their ability to improve air quality. Plants acts as filters by capturing harmful chemicals in the air and releasing oxygen. With many more economic and environmental benefits, green roofing is a trend to look out for.
Most used in urban areas, blue roofs temporarily store water and then slowly release that stored water after a storm has ceased. Some advantages of blue roofs include keeping the sewage system from overflowing in densely populated areas as well as keeping the building cooler naturally. This water can also be used in a variety of ways including using a blue roof system with green roofs in order to irrigate and water the plants.
As innovations and trends continue to evolve in the commercial roofing industry, it is important to choose a roofing contractor that is knowledgeable about these trends. Sustainable, energy saving, and cost efficiency are all on trend for commercial roofing. Staying on top of these incredible innovations will make an impact on your business and the world around us.