The roofing industry has, over the years, gone through tremendous changes from the invention of new roofing materials, environmental changes, to advanced marketing techniques.
Whether you’re in the market for a new roof installation or you’re considering re-roofing, Commercial Roofing Inc has got you covered. Here are the five biggest roofing trends you can expect in 2022.
Sustainable roofing is fast gaining traction as more people gear towards eco-friendly alternatives and energy preservation. A green roof is an excellent option for any homeowner who wants to get rid of excess heat from the air and enjoy some shade. This kind of roof not only cools the surrounding environment, but also reduces the heat island effect.
Solar roof panels are another popular sustainable roofing option for anyone looking for an energy-saving option. These panels harness the sun’s rays to provide energy. Cool roofs have reflective properties to keep the indoor climate warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That translates to reduced energy costs.
Experts also believe that architectural roofing options will be on the rise, particularly for homeowners looking for durability and added curb appeal.
A good example is a metal roof. Apart from being ideal for both residential and commercial properties, metal roofs are durable and recyclable. It’s also low maintenance and lightweight. Metal roofs are also available in different colors, styles and types. You can now find alloy, steel, aluminum and copper strips to choose from. Metal roofing reflective properties also keep the excess heat off, which lowers your cooling costs.
Flat roofs are no longer a reserve for commercial buildings. More homeowners are opting for straight roof lines as they are affordable and more appealing as you can set up a relaxing area or install solar panels for energy preservation.
Furthermore, flat roofs are weatherproof and can protect your home from external elements whether you’re in a cold or hot area.
Gone are the days when the roofing color didn’t matter and nobody paid attention to the color combinations. Subdued and subtle roof colors were popular in 2021. However, that’s expected to change as more colors emerge in exterior design. Homeowners are expected to opt for bolder color options in the coming year.
Metal roofing is now available in a variety of color combinations. Basil and warm olive are a new color combination that blends with beige for a natural look. A darker color combination blends in with natural surroundings, while still creating a striking effect.
Synthetic shingles are becoming popular for property owners looking for something durable and affordable. This trend is expected to continue into 2022.
Synthetic roofing materials are also recyclable, providing a greener alternative to common roofing options. Materials like polyurethane are durable and remain intact even during the roughest of winters.
Manufacturers construct these shingles in different colors and shapes, something that gives homeowners an opportunity to create modern customized roofs.
Homeowners are looking for an attention-grabbing exterior and an accent roof provides the perfect opportunity. With an accent roof, you can add metal to a porch roof to make your exterior pop.
Consumers are expected to be intentional about the roofing products they purchase in 2022. Versatility, sustainability and functionality are the key traits most homeowners will be looking for in roofing products this year.