1. SUSTAINABLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ROOFS
A few decades ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find an affordable roof that met high environmental quality standards. Fortunately, since at least the mid-2010s, eco-friendliness has become a high priority for many Australian homeowners. And as climate change worsens globally, the drive to ensure homes and buildings help, not harm, the environment continues to grow.
In terms of eco-friendliness, your roof can be your biggest asset or your biggest enemy. If you want your roof to help the environment, consider replacing your old concrete shingles with a colourful metal roof. Metal is just as durable as concrete tiles but comes with more energy-saving benefits. Read our blog on the environmental benefits of metal roofing to learn more.
Other eco-friendly roofing trends like solar panels will definitely grow during 2017, especially as new technology creates well-integrated solar panels that look like less of an eyesore. You could also see more homes and businesses with green roofs, or roofs that devote a section to plant growth, and more buildings that rely on skylights for heat and light to conserve energy.