For many property owners, 2022 marks another year their roofing system provided reliable protection and durability. If it’s time for a new system, consider these roofing trends of 2022: sustainability and weather resistance.
In 2022, property owners are looking for sustainability and weather resistance in their roofing systems. A roof that protects the people in the building and helps the environment gives you the best of both worlds. You don’t have to compromise on beauty, security, and durability. With eco-friendly roofing, you can have all three and more.
Eco-friendly roofing systems are gentle on the environment. The recycled content and synthetic materials reduce the amount of waste in landfills. They also contain fewer chemicals and fumes that pollute the air. Eco-friendly roofing materials range from recycled roofing shingles to sustainably harvested wood shakes.
A couple of the most popular sustainable roofing systems include:
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing possesses many performance and installation advantages. This single-ply roofing membrane is made of rubber and plastic synthetics, which are safer on the environment than many other roofing materials. TPO roofing systems are finished with a white reflective coating that resists harmful UV rays during intense Georgia summers. Because of this, TPO roofing minimizes utility bills, as well.
A metal roofing system is an excellent choice for many reasons. They’re long-lasting, sometimes up to 70 years, with the proper care and maintenance. They’re also energy efficient; they can reduce cooling costs by 10% to 25% during the summer. For the ultimate protection against Georgia’s heat, metal is the perfect sustainable roofing option.
One roofing trend of 2022 focuses on minimizing the environmental impact, and another considers minimizing the impact on the roof. Weather-resistant roofing helps save money on repairs and premature replacement since it stands firm against various outdoor elements. Your roofing system is one of the most important aspects of your building since it plays a critical role in protecting the structure and its occupants.
High heat and hailstorms damage non impact-resistant roofing materials. Thanks to advancements in the industry and new roofing technologies, manufacturers like Owens Corning have created class 4 impact-resistant (IR) roofing shingles.
IR roofing shingles are designed to help minimize damage during inclement weather. That means IR shingles can extend the service life of your roof. Plus, since they’re trusted in the industry, they often help reduce the cost of homeowners insurance.
Class 4 impact resistant shingles are engineered in two ways:
- A reinforcing, polymer-based mesh is added to the back of a traditional asphalt single. The mesh is embedded in the asphalt and holds the shingle together. This also prevents it from splitting when hailstones or other heavy debris fall on it.
- Rubber-like polymers or SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) are added to the asphalt composition. Once the SBS polymer blend mixes with the asphalt, it creates a rubberizing effect. This generates a flexible and puncture-resistant shingle.
Slate roofs are some of the world’s most durable and longest-lasting structures. It’s 100% natural stone, so it’s incredibly strong. Slate roofing can handle the highest heat and the windiest storms. The heavy material sits on your property and stands firm against the elements. However, it’s not safe for all structures. An industry professional has to come and evaluate your home’s ability to withstand the weight of slate roofing before installing it.
New Image knows how Georgia weather can cause rapid degradation and expensive repairs for your roof. Take note of the roofing trends of 2022, and invest in a sustainable, weather-resistant roofing structure for your home or business.
Treat yourself to an environmentally friendly roofing system that contributes to curb appeal and offers superior protection. New Image can give you a new roof to look forward to next year. If you’re ready to enhance your residential or commercial property, call us to schedule a free inspection today.