Spring Roofing Trends

How a house looks is very important. It portrays many things such as one´s status and taste. Beautifying the house does not limit itself to only painting the walls. The rooftop can be made to look beautiful. With time, we have come to see different types of roofing. What type of roofing is today considered as trendy but also efficient?

Below are 6 different types of roofing that you can consider doing this coming spring.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is known for its durability. It is in fact its biggest asset. It is of course quite expensive, however taking its longevity into consideration, then this can be a good investment. It is rightly assumed that the metal roofing can last up to 50-60 years or more. Going green is nowadays growing in popularity. Many metal roofs are today made of recycled materials. This certainly does not affect its durability and strength. Moreover, metal is quite a malleable material. This implies that one can design it in any shape or size and make it into any colour. This helps in making your roof pleasing to the eye. Furthermore, with a metal roof over your head, some risks such as fire is non-existent. 

The main disadvantage of metal roofing is the noise that comes along. Imagine heavy rain hitting on your metal roof. What a noise! Another one would be the need to paint it every year to avoid rusting. Galvanizing the metal only slows the process of rusting, it does not totally prevent it.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are well-known for being affordable. They have been a trend for years now. One could even call them a classic of roofing. These also enjoy the advantage of being durable. One can also find different varieties of textures and colours in asphalt roofing. They can be made to resemble materials such as wood. It is also above all easier to maintain. The installation of such roofs is also quite simple. Similar to metal roofing, asphalt roofing also has its element of sustainability. The material is recyclable. 

 A major disadvantage of asphalt roofing is its durability when compared to others. It can last merely up to around 20 years. Furthermore, it is quite fragile when exposed to strong winds and extreme heat. Lastly, asphalt roofing does release quite the amount of greenhouse gas on its production. 

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs also enjoy the advantage of being cheap along with an easy installation. With the installation being quick, this implies that one can move into the house much faster. A roof inspection is very crucial. A regular check-up ensures that no unfortunate accidents occur. Luckily with flat roofs, an inspection is easier and safer. The roof is as its name suggest-flat. This particular feature also enables you to have more space. For example, you could make it up into a small garden, a terrace, or even place sonar panels on top. 

On the other hand, flat roofs do have some disadvantages of their own. The major and most obvious one is the fact that the roof is flat. This structure does not facilitate the drainage of water. Usually, with slopes, the water runs down and into the gutter. However, in this case, the water gets accumulated on the top. 

Solar Roofs

Solar roofs are rooftop shingles merged together with solar tiles. This is a really good option for decreasing your carbon imprint. This can furthermore help to reduce your electricity bills and therefore save energy. 

A disadvantage of such roofing is simply with the availability of sunlight. Generally, even without sunlight, it will work but the amount of energy collected will be much less. Secondly comes the costs. Solar tiles are known to be costly along with the needed installation of proper storage for energy. 

However, it being eco friendly outweighs most of the disadvantages. This type of roofing is heavily encouraged. 

Green Roofs

Green roofs are a quite modern concept. It is both pleasing to the eye and also helps the environment. It consists of grown vegetation on top of a waterproof roof. The main advantage of green roofs is that it without a doubt increases the lifespan of the roof. The plants on top of the roof can effectively protect the roof from heat, UV light, snow, and so on. The vegetation can also be a way to insulate your home thermally. Moreover, having beautiful flowers growing on your roof can be quite pleasing to see, especially during spring. Consequently, roofing should be done mainly during the season of spring. With the passage of winter, the plants would need proper care. 

On the other side of the coin, the problem of the cost comes once again to play. Secondly, the roof has to be able to adapt to the heavyweight of the vegetation. Roofs like the flat roofs would be perfect for this. Thirdly the green roof has to be well taken care of. If not, then it would look like a mess with overgrown plants. Therefore, regular cutting and watering would be needed. 

Lighter Coloured Roofs 

Lighter coloured roofs are nowadays quite trendy. This type of roofing is quite helpful during the hot seasons. This is due to the fact that this help to reduce the temperature of the house, leading to a reduction in the consumption of electricity to keep the house cool. 

On the other hand, while this is a plus during hot weather, the same cannot be said for winter seasons. The house can feel quite cold, hence increasing the need for energy to keep the house warm. Moreover, lighter colours have the tendency to get dirtier much faster. Consequently, the roof would be needed to be painted more frequently. 

Taking care of your roof is very important. Making regular inspections and repairs is of uttermost importance. However, one should also not forget to make the roof look beautiful. Which one is according to you, dear readers, ´The Roof´?