Today, technological advancements can be seen in each and every aspect of human existence; from smart devices, to self driven cars and so much more. Roofs and roofing materials have also been experiencing their very own technological improvements over the last years, and more so, over the last few decades. There are now major differences between the hi-tech roofs of today, and those of decades past.
The roof is no longer seen as a simple part of a structure used to provide cover and protection against the elements. Today’s roofs play a vital role in maintaining efficient energy consumption and boosting safety levels within structures while also saving costs.
Read on to find out more about the latest advances in roof technology that property developers and owners are now reaping from.
Enhanced Safety Levels
Today’s roofs are designed to ensure utmost safety of the contents and occupants of different housing structures. Roofs coated with fire resistant materials can stand up to the damaging effects of fire; and as such won’t collapse as easily during a fire and damage or harm anything or anyone trapped in the structure during such an episode. Fire resistant roofs are also known to help weaken fires and with it halt its spread.
Water resistant roofs on the other hand reduce/eliminate the chances of roof leaks and with it the likelihood of mold growth and structural damage that may be caused by moisture.
Over the past few years, there has been increased emphasis on going green and eco-friendly living for the sake of saving the planet. The roofing industry has not been left behind, and has worked towards the development of eco-friendly roofs. Roofs can now help regulate indoor temperatures by simply painting them accordingly; or where necessary using specific roofing materials. The paint and roofing materials help facilitate the absorption or reflection of heat as and when needed. Furthermore, some roofs even support the growth of vegetation for greener living and energy efficiency.
The durability of a structure’s roof directly affects its value and appeal. Today’s roofs are being made to last longer, by boosting their ability to stand up to the damaging effects, cracks and water damage, of the elements. Laminated shingles and metal shingles are among the most durable roofing materials; they can withstand decades of exposure to extreme weather conditions.
From the safety of fireproof and water proof coatings to the insulating properties of polyurethane foam, technological advancements can now be seen in every aspect of today’s roofs.
Article supplied by the fantastic team out at Roof Restoration Sutherland Shire.