Specialists estimate that in 2018 the “old”, longtime proven asphalt shingles are not going anywhere. They are still the most popular roofing material, mainly because it provides a very good price-quality-durability balance, not to mention that millenials love the minimalist style, and asphalt roofs simply complete it successfully. This material is versatile; it can be modified to different shapes and angles, in order to match almost any type of building.
Metal panels or shingles constitute another material that will become increasingly popular in 2018. This trend is not new; it started a few years ago, being a result of the many benefits provided by a metal roof: high durability, almost zero maintenance, resistance to winds, hail, insects and rot, class A fire resistance, reflective properties etc.
Photovoltaic panels are the hottest trend in roofing and they are expected to become more and more popular, as people turn more and more to energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness. The integrated photovoltaic technology provides products (solar shingles or panels) that have a double purpose: acting as a roof, as well as capturing the solar energy and transforming it into power for the building.
On the other hand, TPO single-ply membranes are expected to be the first choice of roofing material for commercial and industrial buildings.
Commercial roofers Fort Worth experts will be happy to help you make heads or tails out of the complicated issue of choosing the best roofing material for your home or business.