Roofs may not seem like they change much, but roofs are constantly changing and evolving. Everything from the materials used on the roof, the function of the roof and the colors that are found on a roof can change. When it comes to residential roofing materials and options, new trends tend to emerge each year. Here are a few of the trends that are expected to be popular in the year 2020.
An Increase in the Use of Designer Shingles
Asphalt shingles have long been one of the most popular roofing materials used on residential roofing through the United States. Over the years, the overall design and look of shingles has not changed all that much. However, designer shingles are gaining in popularity, changing up the look, feel, lifespan, and durability of asphalt shingles. Designer shingles can be shaped and colored to look like ceramic roofing materials, slate tiles, or even cedar shakes. However, they can be layered and coated to help them withstand water, wind, and ice. Designer shingles help to increase the curb appeal of your home while also giving your home a shingle that has a longer lifespan than traditional asphalt shingles.
Homeowners Shifting From Neutral-Colored Roofing Materials
Typically, roofing materials are made in neutral colors, such as browns, grays, and black. However, colored shingles have slowly started to make their way into existence, with many homeowners embracing roofing materials that had slight hues of other colors, such as gray shingles with blue flecks or brown shingles with hints of red. But these days, roofing manufacturers are stepping up their color game and producing roofing materials in bold colors, such as bright reds or bold blues. The colors can help to add pops of color to your home and make your roof stand out.
Expanded Use of Membrane Roofing Systems
Membrane roofing systems have long been used on flat roofs. They help to keep water and moisture off of the roof decking and prevent leaks. However, these were traditionally used on commercial buildings because they did not have an appealing look to them for homeowners. Some homeowners are starting to embrace simplicity and turning to low-maintenance roofing systems. These systems are also popular with those having solar panels installed on their homes.
If you are looking to have a new roof installed this year, a residential roofing contractor can help you determine which roofing trends are right for you. Contact a residential roofing contractor to learn more about a trend that may appeal to you and to help determine if it may be ideal for your roof or if another material may be a better fit for your roof.