2017 Roofing Trends

Are you going to require to talk to a roofing contractor sometime in the near future? Perhaps, you are building a new home and want to have as many eco-friendly elements as possible and have decided that should extend to the roofing materials you use. If this you, then be sure to talk to your roofing contractor about some of the latest and greatest trends.

For many years, one had very few choices in the types of shingles used in their home. One could use a high-end product such as cedar shingles or slate or more common items like asphalt shingles. And while most roofing contractors will tell you there is nothing wrong with items such as three tab asphalt shingles, today’s homeowners are now offered a wider selection of choices. If you are going to be having a new roof, then take a few minutes to peruse these new trends then talk to your roofing contractor about they can be used for your roofing needs.

Roofing Trends in 2017

Composition Shingles- Also known as architectural shingles, these are similar to traditional asphalt shingles. However, they differ in that; they do better in high winds. They are available in a wide array of colors, so they can add a lot of curb appeal, making them practical as well as providing you a way to personalize the look of your home.

Metal Roofing – Talk to any roofing contractor, and they will tell that this product has been around for years, and is likely to continue to be used. Because they last for many years and require little to no maintenance, metal roofing is an excellent choice for any home. Then, when you consider the fact that metal roofing is lightweight, does not stress your structure, and that it helps maintain heating and cooling for your home, you can’t go wrong.

Solar Shingles – Also a green friendly choice, using solar shingles gives one the look of traditional asphalt shingles while at the same time are designed to harness the sun’s energy and light your home. They are made by adding special solar cells to the shingle; the shingles are used in conjunction with traditional asphalt shingles. However, talk to your roofing contractor about installation, as it is often necessary to have an electrician come in to get some of the elements from your home connected with the shingles.

Recycled Products – Cedar and other wood shingles may look amazing, but they can be pricey and require a fair amount of maintenance. However, you can now opt for shingles that are made from recycled vinyl, cellulose fibers, and other recycled materials. These shingles are designed to hold up against 100mph winds, have a Class 4 impact rating, a Class A fire rating and refreeze and thawing resistant. If you are looking for an all -around great choice in shingles, then talk to your roofing contractor about these items.

Your roofing contractor is a knowledgeable resource for deciding what type of roof to have in your home or office. Be sure to talk to them and get their input before making a decision. After all, you want your roof to last for years!