Your roof may be an afterthought to you as a new homeowner, but it is an essential aspect that must be carefully considered.

Roofing help protects the home’s structure, prevents weather damage, maintains the temperature, and help with water drainage. Of course, using the latest technology when installing your roof, always pays dividends.

While styles and methods of roofing have changed over time, the newer designs in roof shingles will help your roof last much longer. An average person today is less likely to spend heavy sums on repairing, maintenance, and roof replacements during the year than in the past.

Roofs have not only evolved on how they look but they also utilize newer, more durable, and long-lasting materials that improve the quality and longevity of your roof. These new roofing options save homeowners on energy costs. New roofs are also more sustainable and cost-effective in the long run!

Let’s take a look at some of the newer technologies that have evolved in the world of roofing.

Cool Roofs 

As global temperatures grow more extreme, it is getting harder to maintain an adequate house temperature. Cool roofs help you with just that! These roofs absorb less heat and keep the house temperature maintained during the day.

In addition to this, they will save you much more money at the end of the month since they’re energy efficient and you won’t be spending as much electricity on keeping the house cool and central air conditioning!

If you typically live in a hotter climate, then this is a great choice for your home! Cool roofs keep the house temperature moderate during the summertime and also help prevent any sort of roof damage due to the sunlight in the long run.

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs comply with more of a modern-era design. Most flat roofs are added to new homes that are more geometrically pleasing! These roofs are not just pleasing to look but are also made up of beneficial materials.

These materials help maintain the durability and longevity of the roof. Most of these materials consist of Polyvinyl chloride, popularly known as PVC and thermoplastic polyolefin known as (TPO). It completely weatherproofs your house and protects it against the elements.

Whether it’s rainy season, summer, or one of our extreme winters, you do not have to worry about the weather if you have flat roofing. It prevents leaks, mold build up, and unnecessary repairs.

Fire-Proof Roofing

Fire-proof roofing is essential to people who live in fire hazard areas. With areas that are endangered with fire hazards, a good fire-proof roofing material can help your house greatly. Most of these fire-proof roofs are made of up asphalt shingles, slates, and tiles.

Their materials are non-combustible and help slow down flames. Even if that doesn’t entirely protect your home, it can prevent a lot of unneeded damage. Roof developers are also trying to work and experiment more with volcanic rock. However, this technology is still in its infant stages.

Roof and Insulation

Now, most roof designs are aimed towards providing the home with ideal comfort and insulation. Your roof is supposed to protect you from all kinds of weather conditions. So, whether it’s the hot summers or the harsh winters, insulation always comes in handy.

It has a great impact on keeping your home’s temperature at a suitable level. Recently there have been a lot of new advances in the world of roof insulation. Some materials act as great insulators and are durable and last long.

Roof contractors now use woven glass fiber materials that provide great insulation. Along with that, there is a new product called Polymeric Foam. This foam is sprayed into your roof’s structure; and within a few seconds, it expands and fills all cracks and gaps.

These materials are cost-efficient and do a good job of maintaining the house temperature in the long run. You can use them around the attic, and that will prevent any warm air from affecting the rest of the house.

How Can I Decide What’s Best for My Home?

Contact Perimeter Roofing and get to know more about your climate. You can ask them to decide what roofing design is suitable for your home. It also greatly depends on your preference.

If you want to conserve your energy, then you should opt for green roofing. However, if you want to weatherproof your house, then you could choose to invest more toward insulation.

Call Perimeter Roofing today for all of your roofing needs.