Whether you are looking at making your roof stand out from the crowd or you are looking to help the environment, you will want to check out some new trends in specialized roofing. From copper accents to copper roofs, let Van De Hey Refined Roofing help you plan your custom roofing project.
- Copper Roofing
Roofing is trending in the direction of green and eco-friendly choices. A great option is copper roofing due to the eco-friendly nature of copper. Copper roofing is recyclable which means at the end of the roofs life it will not be sitting in a landfill. Instead, it is melted down and repurposed, possibly as another copper roof.
Aside from recycling, there are energy saving qualities that come along with a copper roof. Most roofs do not offer adequate ventilation, which wastes energy and increases heating and cooling costs to the owner. Copper roofing is great for ventilation and will lower your energy bills.
The material of a copper roof is malleable, and it’s ideal for creating curves and domes. Curves and arches add personality to roofing and are becoming increasingly popular designs. In addition to its flexibility, copper roofing is durable it lasts for many years and is strong enough to withstand harsh weather.
- Green Roofs
A trend that is on the rise is actual “green roofs” which is becoming more common in cities around the United States and throughout the world. These roofs absorb rainwater which they use to grow all varieties of gardens on their roofs. These gardens have the added perk of functioning as insulation, driving down heating and cooling costs.
- Light-Colored Roofs
Another emerging trend is light-colored roofs. Dark colors absorb heat which makes the building warmer. Light colors reflect heat which then makes the building cooler. Light colored roofs are becoming popular not only because they are aesthetically pleasing, but also because they are energy efficient.
- Copper Accents
The last popular trend in specialized roofing is copper finials and cupolas. Copper finials and cupolas are copper accents that are added as an addition to a roof. They add a nice touch and are an inexpensive way to add decoration.
Contact Van De Hey Refined Roofing to learn about the best roofing options to fit your needs. We proudly serve Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha, and Green Bay and De Pere areas in Wisconsin with all copper accents and copper roofing.