There is a growing demand for roofing products that are beneficial to the environment. Roofing materials are constantly being developed that help to reduce carbon footprint emissions and increase energy efficiency.
Thus, this year’s commercial roofing trends are more focused on making buildings more energy-efficient, not only to help the environment, but also to lower energy costs. Here are some commercial roofing trends for 2019.
Green roofs aren’t made of your usual roofing materials, such as asphalt or EPDM. Living plants and vegetation help reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, and decrease the urban heat island effect.
They can significantly lower energy costs by regulating the temperature of buildings. Green roofs provide protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, wind and hail. Moreover, they are typically found in commercial buildings in big cities.
Cool roofs are designed to take in less heat and reflect more sunlight. They help in cooling down your building’s indoor temperature, reducing energy costs and the effects of the urban heat island.
These roofs have reflective coating or paint that prevents too much absorption of heat and sunlight. Metal and tile roofing can be converted into a cool roof by applying roof coatings, finish or paint. Some cool roofs come with a layer of foam or rubber insulation to make your home cooler.
More contractors are getting certifications for solar panel installation due to its increasing market demand. Solar panels are becoming more affordable, which contributes to their rising sales. Manufacturers are also training roofing contractors on how to take advantage of solar panels.
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