Did you know that a new roof can improve your home’s list price?
It makes sense because no buyer would want to buy a home with a bad roof. Not only does the right roof improve a home’s appearance, but it also serves an important function – protecting your home from the elements.
Besides, even if you don’t plan to sell your home soon, investing in a new roof is always worth it, especially if your home is more than two decades old. Plus, if your new roof comes with the latest roofing technology, you can enjoy certain benefits. These include energy savings, improved life span, weather resistance, etc.
That being said, let’s talk about some roofing technologies that are great to know if you’re looking to replace your old roof.
Green Roofing Technology: Energy-Efficient Roofs
By reflecting more sunlight and absorbing less heat, cool roofs can help reduce your need for air-conditioning. This, of course, translates to reduced energy bills and more savings for the homeowner.
If you wish to convert your old roof to a cool one, you can ask a roof replacement expert if it can be painted with cool roof coatings. Now, these coatings have special pigments that can reflect sunlight and also protect your roof from sun and chemical damage.
Just remember to consider your location before installing a cool roof. It may provide relief during summer, but it’s not the best option if you experience harsh winters. Also, cool roofs are more prone to moisture in cold climates, but there’s a way to circumvent this if your roofer uses proper design techniques.
Innovative Roofs: New Roofing Materials
Gone are the days when where you live dictates the kind of roof you should have. These days, you can have metal roofs that can handle heavy snowfall, lightweight roofs, and so on.
One roofing material that has become more interesting over the years is steel. Modern metal roofs now incorporate some recycled material. Aside from being durable, these new metal roofs are a lot greener.
Other Roofing Technologies: Weather-Resistant Roofs, Blue Roofs, and More
Weather-resistant barriers, blue roofs, and green roofs, and more solar-friendly roofs are some of the more recent trends in roofing.
For weather-resistant barriers, the technology continues to evolve, making newer options more effective at blocking water from entering. Meanwhile, blue roofs are those that can catch and store rainwater. They can integrate with green roofs, which are roofs covered with plants (either completely or partially).
Last but not least are solar-friendly roofs, which as the name implies, are roofs fitted with solar panels. Again, it helps to work with an experienced roof contractor if you have plans to go solar.
Want More Roofing Tips and Advice?
Now that you know more about roofing technology and some options for upgrading your roof, don’t hesitate to learn more. Whether you want to install a new roof or have an old one that needs repairs, you’ll want to avoid costly mistakes.
For more roofing tips and advice, feel free to browse our other posts or contact us if you have any roofing-related questions.