The world of roofing, while subject to some change, is relatively slow-moving compared to the tech or automobile industry. That being said, the roofing industry may see significant and exciting changes in the 21st century that are worth exploring. Given this, we thought it’d be fun to look at how the roof of the future may look.
Okay…this one isn’t exactly new. In fact, humans have been using the sun for millennia for energy, but today’s solar panels offer new opportunities for energy capture. Prior to today’s solar panels, the efficiency was never great enough to justify the cost. Now, solar panels are beginning to capture more energy than ever before, while prices continue to drop. Riding around El Paso, you may already see homes capturing the energy of the Sun City and using it to power their homes. You can expect to see even more homes using solar energy in the future.
Green roofing is simply roofing with the environment in mind. There is a wide range of roofing technologies that are employed by roofers today, like light reflection, better insulation materials, and lighter colors for less heat absorption. When thinking of a green roof, though, you may not have thought of a literally green roof. Some people have decided to make their roof a garden, by planting a number of vegetables like eggplants and lettuce. Not only does this save money on food, but it can actually keep your home cooler as well. This is a trend that may catch on in the coming decades.
Allegiant: At The Forefront of Roofing
Here at Allegiant Construction and Roofing, we couldn’t be more excited for what the future may hold for the roofing industry. The perception of roofs has changed, and the possibilities are widening every day for what a roof can do. Whether you want a traditional roof or a roof of the future, call us today for roofing you can trust!