Roofs are known to be one of the oldest building structures to man. Looking at the fact that they have been protecting and still are protecting mankind from certain environmental factors such as rain, wind, snow and intense heat, roofs are an integral part of any structure. Since the innovation of the roof, there have been countless advancements to it. Today, Homeowner are also focusing towards the aesthetic aspect of the roofs and incorporating other uses. In 2021, you can expect to see more of these roofing trends.
Roofing Trends to Watch in 2021
- The comeback of metal roofing
Metal roofs are one of the great options to choose when it comes to residential roofing. it comes with a lot of benefits and their lifespan is somewhat around 30 years. They look aesthetically beautiful to the human eye along with the benefits that this roofing type comes up with. As the metal roofs are good insulators they reflect the sunlight and keep the house cool in hot summer weather. Metal roofs reflect the dangerous rays and excess heat which results in less electricity consumption that saves the home owners from paying heavy electricity bills. Other benefits include speed and ease of installation without any hassle, fire resistance, minimum roof pitch, maximum shedding of rain and snow.
- Energy saving roofs
Solar panels are being introduced in the markets and they are working more than fine. Not only they save a lot of energy but will also save the heavy electricity bills that the homeowners are paying. Now as the technology has become vast and day by day new inventions are taking place, you will see other energy saving options as well along with the solar panels which are solar tiles and solar shingles latest talk of the town. As if we look aesthetically, solar shingles look more appealing to the eye instead of solar panels.
Although it is going to be the 2021 trend for having energy saving shingles/tiles, this type of roof installation will continue to increase in the near future.
- Cool roofs
As the world is experiencing extreme weather conditions and global warming continues to be a threat to the world, cool roofs are the next big thing to be introduced. Cool roofs are generally made with the properties including the energy absorption and reflecting materials. As they are light in colour which adds the increase in its benefits. Cool roofs do not have bright colours as they reflect electromagnetic energy. Furthermore, cool roofs help in reducing pollution and excess heat emission.
As the world is changing and people are now becoming more mature and responsible towards the choices and developments in technologies which not only benefits the human but also the whole world collectively. While the educated observation there is still more to be discovered in the roofing industry. These trends along with their benefits to the homeowners as well as their trendy looks are expected to be the people’s favorite for the long run. Always go for the sustainable choices when it comes to your home, as at the end of the day you are the one living in it. Choose wisely!