Believe it or not, 2020 is almost over, and right now is the time to start planning for 2021. Does your roof need to be replaced or repaired? Is it time to renovate and make your house look more modern?
Before you make any decisions about what kind of roof you would like, make sure you take a look at the top roofing trends for the upcoming year.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of concrete roofs? Chances are you’re thinking about the type of roofs on warehouses or large factories. However, there are many different types of concrete roofs.
One of the most common forms of concrete roofing is tile. Tile roofs are the most cost-effective and energy-efficient material choice. It provides better insulating properties than other material choices and is environmentally friendly.
Tile roofs are also a great option because they typically last 25-30 years, and are available in a wide variety of designs, colors, and styles. They’re also virtually maintenance-free, structurally superior, and last longer than most traditional roofing materials.
Living in Florida, we know how important it is to have a strong, durable roof. When you choose tile as your roofing material, that’s what you’ll get. Tile roofs are Class-A fire rated, which is the highest rating available. They’re also one of the few roofing materials proven to withstand wind speeds up to 125mph.
Mixing Different Materials
Another top roofing trend for 2021 is to use different materials. For example, say you like the way that shingle roofs look, but like the way that metal roofs protect homes from severe weather. Now, we’re happy to say you can have both. By mixing materials you not only give your home an intriguing look, but you also boost the functionality and durability as well.
Your roof is an investment, and you’ll want to make sure that it stands the test of time. No matter what material you choose, your roof will eventually start to fade, and dark-colored roofs tend to fade more dramatically. That’s why when deciding what color to go with, explore tan, beige, hollow grey, shakewood, and other color options.
Choosing a lighter color roof will help make your home look more comfortable and welcoming over the years. It will also help fend off harmful UV-rays.
Today, many homeowners are looking for ways to save and conserve energy. One way that they can do this is by installing solar panels on their roof. Even on cloudy days, the solar panels can generate enough energy to power homes.
Oftentimes, adding solar panels can be a long process. Most roofing companies can’t install them on their own and need a solar panel company to help them do the job. That’s why it is important to communicate with your roofing contractor early if you are wanting to go with this option.
Living in Florida, you know how hot it can get. You also know the toll your air conditioning has on your energy bill during hot months. Cool roofs are simply what the name implies. They are roofs that keep your house cool by keeping sun rays out.
Cool roofs are made up of metal tiles that are coated with a white texture. The white texture helps the roof reflect UV-rays, which helps keep your house cooler.
The fact of the matter is that there are many different material options when it comes to your roof. At Ability Roofing Solutions, we know that making the decision about what material to choose can be overwhelming and challenging. However, you don’t have to worry. Our knowledgeable and well-trained staff will be right by your side assisting you every step of the way.
To get all your residential roofing questions answered, or to get a free roof estimate, contact Ability Roofing Solutions today at (813) 323-7802 or visit our website. Also, be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!