Commercial property owners understand the importance of preparing for future roof replacement projects. But what updated roofing materials will be on the market when it is time to reroof your commercial buildings? Here are some commercial roofing trends you might expect as you prepare for your future project.

Upcoming Commercial Roofing Trends 

Expect new materials that are not necessarily less expensive but more durable and longer-lasting in the commercial roofing industry. New technologies will also make inspections and repairs more efficient. And green roofing systems will continue to be in style.

Continued updates on commercial roofing materials and coatings

You’ll continue to see new and improved roofing materials explicitly designed for specific climates and building use. 

Synthetic roofs have been used on commercial properties for quite a long time. But roof system manufacturers have introduced lighter, fireproof, impact-resistant materials that are even more durable than older roofing systems. In addition, synthetic roofing materials are also recyclable.

Silicone roof coatings can be placed over an existing roof to fill in cracks and gaps and extend the lifespan of many existing roof systems. Silicone roofs are also light-colored to reduce heat absorption. 

Metal roofing has been popular for centuries. But modern metal roofs are more energy efficient and can offer excellent thermal retention. Plus, many design options can mimic the look of traditional asphalt shingles or clay tiles. And metal roof coatings reduce ugly, damaging corrosion.

Trends in Roofing Technology

Commercial roofing companies continue to fine-tune their project management software – and give customers better views of their rooftops.

Overseeing commercial roofing projects on multiple properties is easier now with improved project management software. Building owners and property managers can review quotes, communicate with project managers, and review completed work on multiple properties nationwide. 

Commercial and residential roofers continue to utilize drones for roof inspections. Commercial roofing companies can offer more accurate quotes and timelines for repair jobs because of the use of drones

commercial building drones

Green Roofs

Cool roofing initiatives and lower energy costs continue to drive the popularity of green roof systems. Here are some types of green commercial roofing systems available in the commercial roofing market now – that will continue to be developed in the future.

Expect to see advances in solar integration. Solar panels are more aesthetically pleasing, and companies have been working hard to develop less expensive batteries with better storage capabilities.

Living roofs are beautiful. The required layers also help preserve the roof’s structural integrity while providing a high degree of insulation. 

Cool roofs and reflective roofs have a high thermal resistance index, which can help reduce the demand for air conditioning, cutting cooling costs by nearly one-third. 

Stay Up-to-Date on Commercial Roofing Trends

It’s an exciting time for those working with commercial roofs. Traditional roofing materials continue to have a place in the market – as well as exciting new technology and systems.

Stay current on the latest and most popular roofing material by connecting with your Nations Roof representative. We will inspect each of your properties and evaluate how you can reduce energy costs, extend the life of your roof systems, and prepare for future reroofing projects.

Schedule a consultation with a Nations Roof representative today to learn more.

Key Takeaways About New Roofs for Commercial Buildings

  • Working with commercial roofers who stay current in the industry is essential.
  • Synthetic materials, including silicone coatings, are being perfected to extend the life of pitched roofs and flat roofing.
  • Metal roofing has better insulative properties for commercial buildings and is more beautiful than ever before.
  • Drones and project management software make it easy to keep track of roofing projects across many different properties. 
  • Government initiatives and rising energy prices have caused an increased demand for green roofing systems.