Roofing is arguably one of the most important parts of your home, a vital structural piece that not only protects your home’s interior but also aids in insulation, energy circulation and temperature regulation.
While at the Greater Kansas City Home Show, I stopped to chat with Michael Vaught of Larry L. Vaught Roofing, Inc., who shared with me his opinion on future environmentally friendly roofing trends.
Vaught says white shingles are an optimal choice for those who want maximum temperature regulation, yet a drawback of the light shade is its tendency to quickly show streaks and other marks that would otherwise go unnoticed on darker shingles.
And for the ultimate in green building, Vaught says solar-powered shingles are the way to go. On a typical roof, solar shingles would be installed every five to six rows, but even so, Vaught says current costs make them a prohibitively expensive choice for most homeowners. He expects them to become a more mainstream home feature in the coming years.
Photo courtesy of Larry L. Vaught Roofing, Inc.