Roofing has existed and evolved since the beginning of time. Like many other industries, new technology and consumer needs have cultivated new solutions in the roofing market. Whether you are looking to “go green” or just save on your monthly energy bill, there is a growing number of options out there to suit your specific needs.
Green Roof Technology
Green roofs, also known as vegetative or eco-roofs, are an eco-friendly roofing technology intended to grow vegetation on flat or slightly sloped roofs. They are comprised of a waterproof layer, root barrier and drainage system. This ensures that the plants you are growing do not damage your home. Some benefits of green roofs include improved energy efficiency and insulation as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Solar roofs are a clever alternative to attaching solar panels to your roof. This advanced solar technology equips your roof with solar tiles or shingles. The “solar cells” are hidden behind tempered glass, and matching non-solar tiles are used along the edge of the roof. Solar roof technology can save you thousands of dollars on your energy bill over time.
While metal roofs have been around for a long time, they are experiencing a resurgence in the market. Metal roofs are durable and can reflect the sun’s UV rays. They also contribute to steady temperatures in the home, thanks to the material’s insulating properties. This improves energy efficiency for both heating and cooling.
Modern roofing technologies are allowing manufacturers to create synthetic shingle options that resemble cedar, asphalt and other materials that once contained asbestos. In addition to ridding your shingles of toxic materials, this roofing provides excellent visual appeal and longer warranties due to the quality. Synthetic shingles also boast a Class A fire rating, meaning they’re resistant to severe fire exposure. Transportation and installation is also very cost-effective.
Since cool roofs do not absorb as much heat from the sun, your home will remain colder and your air conditioner will work less. Cool roofing products can lead to significant savings on your overall energy bill and peak cooling demand. Reducing peak electricity demand can help prevent power outages.
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