Roof technology has changed over time and these advancements include changes in roof materials, type of design and improved durability of existing roof materials. The way roofing materials are used in residential and industrial settings has also changed dramatically.
Let’s take a closer look into the top advances in roof technology.
- Cool roofs – This type reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat. Cool roofs are especially helpful in summer because they prevent sunlight and high temperatures from penetrating inside the home.
- Roof insulation – Roof insulation achieves higher R-values when combined with polymetric blends and glass fiber to improve energy efficiency.
- Flat roof membranes – Usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) which are great for optimal weatherproofing during rainy seasons.
- Fireproof roofing – This kind of roofs make use of materials such as wood shingles, shakes, slate, tile, volcanic rocks and metals to draw heat away and resist fire.
- Synthetic roofing – Many homeowners prefer synthetic tiles and stones because they resemble common roof materials like slate and terracotta while being lighter, more durable, and less expensive. Synthetic roofs work well with green roofs and other sustainable roofing technologies.
- Solar roofs – From cutting edge solar panels to entire solar roofs (like the Tesla solar roof we have looked at previously) there are big things happening in the area of solar in Australia.