We are now almost a quarter of the way through 2019, and whilst that’s frightening, the predicted trends for roofing in 2019 are the complete opposite. As we see technology evolve, we are seeing some exciting changes coming for roofing standards in Australia. There have been changes across industry standards, social opinions and climate needs, Australia is evolving, and we are looking to our roofs as the next big improvement to make.
Whether its improvements on existing technology or a completely new way of doing things, most, if not all of the roofing trends lean towards cleaning up the environment or lowering our carbon footprints. Whether it’s Tesla’s solar roof tiles, or more and more green roofs popping up on our skyline. More and more Australian’s are looking to tap into new ways to conserve energy and we are looking to our roofs for help. So, what do we think is coming in 2019? Read on for our predictions.
We have discussed previously the benefits of Green Roofs, and it seems the trend will continue to grow in popularity across both residential and commercial properties in 2019. The benefits are numerous, from an environmental perspective, any way we can incorporate more of the environment into our buildings, the better for us in the long run. Aside from this, Green Roofs also provide positive effects for building lifecycles. Providing a shield of sorts from the elements, research shows the green roof works to regulate the temperature of the roof and the building overall. Green roofs also offer an extra layer of fire resistance to buildings. We expect to see Green Roofs more so in commercial spaces where the benefits extend to the occupants of the building as well and in large scale residential apartment blocks where a communal roof space is becoming more and more popular thanks to popular renovation shows like The Block.
Cost Effective Solutions
As property prices continue to skyrocket in some areas, we are becoming a more budget conscious society. With old roofing systems being more labour intensive and expensive than newer technologies, we predict these more traditional roofing ways will fall by the wayside. As more and more companies look to install more budget and environmentally friendly solutions, these processes will become obsolete over the next few years.
Focus is shifting to recycled materials, whether that is making the roof out of recycled materials or recycling an old roof system into something new. We are predicting more and more recycling happening across the country. In addition to recycling old materials, we are noticing and up trend in single layer roofing materials, with easier installation and reduction in actual product being used; as well as an increase in long life products like COLORBOND® Steel. Easy to install, built for Australian conditions, and made to order to minimise waste.
From Dark to Light
Finally, we think there will be a significant shift in the colour of roofs across Australia in 2019. Evidence of lighter colours having an impact on energy costs and the lifespan of roof structure, we think this will push a big shift from roofs of darker colours across to lighter colours to match the lighter materials. We know that light colours such as white or beige refract heat away from the material, and darker blues and blacks absorb the heat; this is true for cars, clothes and roofs alike. We have already seen an increase in beige colour schemes across the Adelaide region and we predict, the rest of the country is already working on updating their roofs.
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