To make your home stand out and keep it current, consider using the most recent roofing materials. A modern, attractive roofing product can also improve your house’s resale price. Find out more about these four new roofing products that are expected to be in high demand in 2022.
1. Synthetic slate shingles
Synthetic slate shingles can be used as a roofing material and are an affordable alternative to real slate. Synthetic slate tiles are made from rubber or plastic and mimic the look of genuine slate shingles. They are therefore considered eco-friendly. Synthetic slate shingles are also available in many styles and designs, and they are very easy to install.
Synthetic slate shingles are $4-$6 per square foot. The cost of synthetic slate shingles is significantly lower than that of genuine slate shingles. Synthetic slate shingles are cost-effective and visually appealing. They can last around 40-50 years if they are maintained correctly.
2. Synthetic wood shakes
People who want to give their roofs rustic appeal can use synthetic wood shakes. Synthetic wood shakes can be made from cypress or redwood trees, pine, or western Red Cedar trees. Vinyl cedar shake is a popular wood shake.
Traditional wood shakes are expensive and require a lot of maintenance. A wide range of synthetic wood shakes is being offered on the market. This new roofing product has the same attractive look as traditional wood shakes, but at a lower price.
3. Solar shingles
Solar shingles, the latest technology in solar shingles, mimic asphalt shingles and generate electricity for your home. These shingles are durable and last up to 30 years. They also produce the highest energy output. Even after their maximum lifespan, solar shingles still produce electricity but at a lower capacity. They are more attractive than traditional asphalt shingles, and they weigh up to 13 lbs per square foot less.
Your average energy consumption will determine how many solar shingles you need to power your building. Even if you only install a few solar roofs, your energy bill will be significantly reduced. A single solar shingle can produce between 13 and 63 watts.
Solar shingles, unlike solar panels, are less expensive, more attractive, and easier to install and remove than solar panels. They are not as efficient as solar panels, and they require a slope with high sunlight exposure. Solar shingles can be installed for anywhere between $21 and $25 per square foot.
4. Metal shingles
Metal is well-known for its durability and low weight. It also has resistance to mold and mildew. Another innovation is metal shingles, which are made especially for those looking for long-lasting shingles. These shingles have airspace between the metal roof deck of the metal and the roof deck. This helps to reflect a lot of heat in the summer.
Metal shingles can be purchased for between $3.50 to $6 per square foot. These shingles are more expensive than asphalt, but they have lower maintenance costs and are more durable.
Cool roofs can reflect or absorb heat depending on how much electromagnetic energy is received by your roof from the sun. Cool roofs reduce heat transfer and keep your home’s interior cool. By reflecting the UV rays of the sun and infrared wavelengths, cool roofs can keep your home’s interior cooler. This makes your HVAC less stressed, which in turn reduces your energy costs and HVAC maintenance.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.