Over the years, design trends change and what is normal eventually becomes out-dated, and what is progressive becomes the new normal. So what does the future of roofing look like? Let’s take a look at some recent trends we think may become very popular over the next twenty years.
With more and more city living, many people are opting for green, or “living” roofs. Living roofs require more maintenance than traditional roofs, but they offer curb appeal, eco-friendly living, and stormwater management.
Green roofs are made of living plants that help insulate your home while also greatly adding to its beauty. If you have a love of nature, a living roof could be a great option for you, lessening your impact on the environment while providing a home for birds, bees, and other insects.
Solar energy is rising in popularity and solar paneled roofs are taking off. Not only do these panels reduce your carbon footprint, they also reduce your electric bill, making them a popular option. Solar panels can be added to your roof over top of an existing roof to help with energy bills, or solar tiles can be installed in place of traditional roofing.
Whether solar panels are added to an existing roof, or solar tiles are used in the roofing material, this trend is here to stay.
Recycled materials are the way of the future. If you want to be more eco-friendly without the commitment of the living roof, recycled roofing is a great option. Recycled shingles are most often composed of plastic or rubber, or a mixture thereof. If you want a more natural but still sustainable solution, reclaimed wood is a good option as well.
When you think of roofing, you probably only think of asphalt tiles, but there are so many new and exciting options available to you! Whether you want to reduce energy bills, conserve and protect the environment, or create a living landscape on your roof, the options are endless.
At Alternative Roofing we are a Baltimore, MD roofing company with an eye for the future of roofing. We’d love to meet with you to discuss what options fit best with your budget and your lifestyle. Give us a call today at (410) 489-9000.