Just like any other construction or aesthetic progression, roofing trends and styles change over the years too! And 2018 is proving to be a big year for changes and new, beautiful trends! From traditional styles to new options like Euroshield or even solar shingles, roofing is becoming as varied as the homes and families they protect!
Some trends are mainly for visual value while others are more eco-friendly, wallet-friendly or simply more durable. Regardless of your needs, there are so many fantastic reasons to think of updating, upgrading or fully replacing your roofing this year!
Take a gander at our top roofing trends of 2018 and see what's in store for your home's future!
Eco-friendly roofing is an ongoing trend that has been gaining momentum for years and shows no signs of slowing. Because of this trend (and their great, unique look) metal roofing's popularity has been climbing.
Metal roofing is completely recyclable, is easy to clean and has a longer lifespan than traditional asphalt shingles, as well as being compatible with most solar panels.
This option is less for its environmental friendliness and more for its pleasant aesthetic qualities, but nevertheless, it's a growing roofing trend!
With more options, designs and hues than ever before, more color on your house's head is becoming more popular. Think of the beautiful burnt oranges of Spain or navy tinges for a more subtle color-infusion.
These are both eco-friendly and the most durable of any roofing you can choose. Slate roofing is incredibly long-lasting and hardy, giving you peace of mind knowing you're covered for many decades to come.
These brawny beauties can last up to a hundred years! Meaning you can pass your home (and its cover) on to your children with confidence and a clean environmental conscience.
This relative newcomer has been getting rave reviews, as it is made of 95% post-consumer recycled materials.
Need a cherry on top? Euroshield is LEED certified! So if you are looking to have your building meet requirements for LEED certification, Euroshield should be a strong contender.
Surely you've heard of solar panel roofs, but they can often look a tad abnormal and unless that is the style you are striving for (and your neighborhood allows this deviation) there weren't many alternatives until recently.
If you want a traditional-look with solar panel savings and the added environmental benefits, then solar shingle roofing might be for you! Solar shingles are exactly what they sound like, essentially smaller panels that look the same as shingles and keep energy in as well as store even more.
The final roofing trend (and most eco-friendly you can get without living directly under a tree) is a living roof. These work primarily on flat roofs and can create an urban oasis or even be used as a garden for flowers, herbs or produce.
This roofing style is characterized mainly by a waterproof layer of rubber (to protect your home and insulate) then a root barrier and drainage plan put into place, and lastly the dirt and vegetation are added based upon your creative vision.
If a living roofing is within your ability and style, there really is no downside to this green top!
Are you in need of a new roof? If so, give us a call or come into SPC Construction and Roofing today to see what we can do to help your home or business stay with the times and be as energy efficient as possible! Don't delay!