Looking at 2018 Roofing Trends

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As one of the most important parts of any building, when a new roof is needed, it is important to be aware of any new roofing products on the market. The following are some of the hottest 2018 roofing offerings. 


Asphalt shingles have proven themselves throughout the years. They are durable, colorful and can handle any kind of weather. Today architectural shingles, made of asphalt, have become extremely popular. As a rule, these shingles have a three-dimensional construction and design creating a shadow line with more than one thickness. This presents the impression of a wood or slate shake.


An expected life span of a regular asphalt shingle is from 15 to 30 years depending on the brand. Today laminated or multi-layered architectural shingles are heavier and are built with fewer crevices that can attract debris. As a result, this type of shingle has a longer warranty than the standard asphalt model.

There are now laminated asphalt shingles designed to resist rupturing or cracking damage from heavy hail. They are built with a reinforced underside containing a non-woven polyester fabric layer together with thermally bonded fibers. This provides additional impact resistance. A Scotchgard Protector has also been developed which guards against the algae that causes dark and dingy streaks on a roof.


Composite roofing, also called synthetic shingles, imitates wood shakes or shingles. Polymer based, it is made of rubber and plastic. The advantages of this type of roof covering includes: resistant to mold, rot and fungus, light weight, recyclable and eco-friendly. This makes them virtually maintenance free.

This type of roofing presents the natural beauty of machine-cut, or hand-split, cedar shakes or the authentic texture of slate. It is noted for its quality and energy efficiency.



Metal roofing offers a wide variety of roofing designs including sanding seam, slate, tile or shake. Some types are made to look like regular asphalt shingles by the application of a granular texture. There are a number of materials used in metal roofing but the best is made of steel with a coating of zinc or zinc and aluminum.

Light colored metal roofing is known for its ability to lower energy bills. Current popular colors are light grays, browns, blues, silver or white. This type of roofing has been shown to last longer than asphalt roofs.


These roofing panels are commonly used for outdoor projects. Super tough, lightweight and easy to install they are excellent for patios, shelters or any outdoor living areas. They come in 5 specialty and 3 standard colors and offer a combination of light transmission, distribution and color.

These panels are 20 times more damage resistant than fiberglass and offer excellent hail protection. They also offer 99.9 percent VC protection from the sun’s damaging rays.


Synthetic roof slate is made from polymers. They offer an excellent alternative to regular roof slates which are very expensive. Available in natural slate colors, their contours and texture make them identical to regular slate in appearance. 

Colors available are Colonial Gray, Evergreen and Capital blend. Because they are lighter than regular slate, less labor is required for installation.

Each year brings new and exciting changes to the roofing business. This offers the opportunity to replace your old roof with something that is not only practical but has a bold and exciting look. When considering any type of roof for your home it is imperative that you have a roofing company that is experienced in the field. Serving Connecticut customers since 1977, at Capital Roofing LLC we are proud of our record for providing customers with a wide array of roof choices and expert roofers. If you call us today at (833) 784-5300 we will be happy to discuss our free estimate. You can also fill out our online form at the right of this page or online at https://www.capitalroofingct.com/get-a-quote/.