Your roof has a story. Its past is important. What’s just as important is its future. The future of your roof means more than just the materials it will be made out of in 2050. We’ll talk about that. It also means how well your roof is going to be able to stand up to the elements in the short and distant future.

The truth is that many roofs will need to be replaced more than once throughout your time owning the home they protect. It’s common for asphalt shingles to be replaced every 12 to 15 years, for example. So when you’re thinking about the future of your roof, you should think about the future of your current roof, and roofing to come.

Your current roof

Your current roof has an Estimated Useful Life (or EUL). This is the number of years you should expect your roof to perform optimally. This number will vary based on the materials you have chosen for your roof.

Inspections will help prevent small flaws from turning into catastrophic roofing problems. At the very minimum, we recommend biannual visual inspections to make sure your roof is not requiring attention or replacement. We’ve written about how to safely perform these inspections here.

Choosing a roof with a long bright future is as simple as two words:

Steel.
Shingles.

Steel roofing gives your roof a long road, by keeping the maintenance costs low, and having a EUL of around 80 to 100 years on average. In many cases, it will last even longer. Wanna talk about a long life? We regularly install roofs at Security-Luebke Roofing that will outlive everybody currently employed for us.

Steel Roofing in Appleton Neenah Oshkosh Green Bay

Another technology that will help make your roof live up to its full potential is GutterTopper. GutterTopper keeps your gutters from getting clogged and weighed down in the spring and fall. The optional Hott Topper attachment can also prevent them from freezing in the winter. Both of these elements will let your roof and eaves last even longer. You can read more about what we call a “worry-free roof” here.

Your future roof

Okay, but what will roofing look like in the distant future? You may not know this, but roofing has changed considerably in the last 30 years. In that time, it’s become significantly more energy efficient. In fact R-Values (which denote energy efficiency) of roofing materials have tripled in that time!

Our biggest prediction about roofing in the future is that it will be similar to what is happening in other areas of contracting and home technology. Namely, it will become more energy efficient, saving you money and helping the environment.

If you have a metal roof or steel shingles, or are thinking about investing in one, you should know that they are actually one of the most energy-friendly choices. Additionally, steel roofing is fully recyclable. So even though it may not be you replacing the roof in 100 years, whoever does will be able to feel great about getting rid of the old to bring in the new.

Another technology that’s been on the rise for a while, and is likely to hit its stride in the coming years are solar panels. Solar panels are a pretty common sight, but many technology experts and futurists see them as becoming a standard feature once battery technology allows more efficient power storage.

Solar Panels sitting on a roof

Image credit to Wikimedia Commons

Using your roof for solar panels is a great way to take advantage of practically unused space that is being constantly bombarded by sunlight. How would you like to cut your power bill down by 2/3 because your home’s electricity is now coming from the sun?

Our prediction is that roofing technology will advance to better allow the attachment of solar panels and other alternative energy generators.

Time to change the roof

How about a far out prediction? One thing that we’ve seen that interests us is the concept of modular roofing. This would mean that instead of putting on a roof material and keeping it there for 12, 15 or even 50 years, your roof instead consists of connectors.

Interchangeable panels are brought up to the roof and installed on these connectors every season or maybe before a storm event. The benefit for your home is that it gives you more control over your energy savings.

In Northeast Wisconsin, for instance, the commonplace black and dark gray roofing helps heat our homes in the winter. Now imagine that when summer rolls around, you could spend a day installing light tan or even white panels that reflect the sunlight and keep your home cooler.

White Roof Bermuda

Let’s face it. Your roof already looks like this from November to March.
Image credit to Wikimedia Commons

The future’s looking pretty bright for roofing.

Don’t wait for the future!

While technologies like modular roofing and solar panels may be a couple of decades away or more, there are still things you can do right now to ensure that you have a long-lasting, high quality and energy efficient roof today.

With approved financing, you could have a brand new steel roof for only $119/month. You can also bring your asphalt roof into the future with new asphalt shingles installed for only $79/month.

Finance Steel Roofing at only 119/month
Asphalt Roofing financed at only 79/month

We offer free estimates on your roofing project. To find out how we can help bring your roof into the future, contact us today!

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Services We Provide

Residential Roofing

Asphalt shingles, stone coated steel and low slope membranes with guaranteed roofing durability and an unrivaled warranty.

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Gutter Topper

Keeps out leaves and other debris to let your gutters flow freely

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Commercial Roofing

The local roofing experts for businesses in Northeast Wisconsin.

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Service Department

Our expert technicians are equipped to solve any roofing problem.

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The Quality Roof You Deserve From a Company You Can Trust.

Top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship, at Security-Luebke Roofing we’ve given clients peace of mind for over 60+ years.

Experienced and Knowledgeable: Our team has seen it all when it comes to roofing, thanks to our 60+ years in the Fox Valley. We get the job done right the first time.

Responsive: Sometimes, repairs to your roof can't wait. Our dedicated team provides prompt communication and repair so you can enjoy your home while it is safe and warm.

No Traces Left Behind: After our crew is done with the job, we bring your yard to the way it was when we arrived - no nails, shingles, or materials left behind. We leave only the new durable roof. If anything is found, we will come back to make it right.

Rainy Day Financing: We offer a variety of options to fit your budget.

Our Story

Learn about our 60-year history of the best craftsmanship and safety. Homeowners, businesses and organizations from Green Bay, Appleton, Manitowoc, Oshkosh and the surrounding areas can expect us to provide unmatched roofing excellence. With outstanding quality and 60+ years of experience, we are able to provide you with only the best in new roofs, roof repair and leading gutter guard solutions

Our Team

We are the local experts in everything roofing. From shingles to steel, our experienced team has seen it all, and done it all. Our team is what sets us apart from any other roofing and gutter contractors in Wisconsin. With over 50,000 customers over 60 years, we are highly experienced and knowledgeable. Allow our roofing family to provide you with excellent service and a high-quality roof your family deserves.

Security-Luebke Roofing
"The Best company bar none from beginning to end and everything in between."

"Best roof inspection/ overview I have ever seen. I felt completely educated concerning my roof concerns and very capable of making a educated decision in my purchase. Very impressive company and a very impressive warranty."

- Scott Vilski

"From start to finish they were very professional and thorough. Explained everything in detail, laid out all my options and helped decide which one was best for us!"

"The Crew worked hard was very professional and did an amazing job on clean up!!! Left no traces that they were there!!!"

- Kyle Liesch

"I'm very pleased with the service. Their sales person, brought in samples of the different types materials that they could install and explained the benefits of each in laymen's terms. Once on the roof Their crew was very fast, efficient and professional. Great work!"

- Max Herman

Our Process

Fill out a form or give us a call. We will make sure to get someone out to your property as soon as possible.
We will send a member of our team out to inspect your roof and determine what your roof needs as well as answer any questions you may have.
A new roof is a big investment, our hassle-free process allows you to make a decision once you are comfortable.
After you’ve made your decision, our residential estimator will inform you when we can start your project.

Platinum Preferred Owens Corning Contractor

Owens Corning is a global leader in building materials and is known for their high standards for craftmanship and service.

We are distinguished as an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred roofing contractor, allowing us to offer one of the most prestigious warranties in the roofing industry. All new roof installations are backed by a 50-year non-prorated warranty.

Our Locations

Appleton, WI

Appleton, WI

Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI

Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh, WI

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