Even though we’re more than halfway through 2019, the team from Aastro Roofing wants to discuss the top commercial roofing trends we’ve seen this year in Florida and beyond. No matter the industry, trends come and go, and the commercial roofing industry is no different in this respect. The popular commercial roofing trends for 2019 include solar panels, silicone roofs, synthetics, and metal roofs.
Going Green in 2019
One of the biggest trends we’ve seen so far is the green roof. More and more commercial buildings are going green in 2019. When a green roof is installed, it provides the property with a lot of benefits. These include helping with water runoff, reducing local temperatures, improving air quality, and providing a brick-and-mortar facility that is aesthetically pleasing.
Synthetic roofing has become a popular choice for commercial and residential roofs across the country. Synthetic roof materials replicate a natural wood-style texture and come equipped with a Class A fire rating, making it one of the safest roofing choices on the market today. Synthetic roofing material is made of rubber, which means it is very easy to maintain, in addition to serving as an aesthetic yet practical flame retardant.
Roofing That Cools
Roofing that cools is another of the commercial roofing trends in 2019. What do we mean by roofing that cools? This is roofing that helps buildings absorb less heat by reflecting the sunlight away from the building. The materials used include reflective shingles, tiles, lighter-colored paint, and may even include a special coating that adds additional reflectivity.
Silicone roof coatings are exploding in popularity throughout Florida and the rest of the country in 2019. Why has this become a popular trend? For starters, many commercial properties are opting to cover their current roof with a silicone coating instead of re-roofing their building. When applied, the roofer will add two coats of silicone to the roof in an effort to create a membrane that cannot be penetrated by water or other particles.
Solar roof tiles and shingles are making the rounds in 2019 as popular commercial roof styles. Gone are the days of installing bulky solar panels on your company’s roof. Now, there are sleek shingles and tiles available that double as solar panels. They tend to blend in more with your roof and overall building design than traditional solar panels, ensuring you can harness the power of the sun without turning your roof into an eyesore.
Metal roofing continues to explode in popularity for various reasons. For one, metal roofing materials are a sound investment for people who plan to remain in their homes for 20 or more years. Even though metal roofing costs more than asphalt, it is well worth it if you aren’t going to move anytime soon. Types of commercial roofing with metal most often come with a Class A fire rating, making it nearly fireproof.
Trends in Roof Colors
The trend that was popular in years past was roofing with dark colors. Nowadays, commercial property owners are choosing colors that are lighter in hue, such as green and blue. Grey, white, and beige have also become popular roof colors. Why go with lighter colors? Roofing that is made of lighter colors will be more energy-efficient, due in large part to lighter colors having a greater degree of solar reflectivity.
Have Questions About Commercial Roofing? Call Aastro Roofing Today
Do you have questions about the roof on your commercial property? It’s time to call the experienced and trusted team from Aastro Roofing at 561-409-3280 to schedule an appointment. We can answer all of your commercial roofing questions and alleviate any concerns.