Roofing trends change every year. If you want to be ahead of the game, let’s take a look at some of the most popular trends this year that we’ll be seeing in 2020. It might help you find inspiration once it’s time to replace.
Asphalt ShinglesFor decades, asphalt shingles been the roofing material of choice of many homeowners, and it’s still going to stay by 2020. Asphalt is a sturdy material with a long lifespan and withstand even the most severe shifts in weather. But besides its excellent performance, these shingles have always been popular because of its affordability.
While they don’t last as long as metal roofing, a good asphalt roof can still last for a long time. Just perform regular maintenance to increase its lifespan for even longer.
Metal RoofingEach year, we’ve seen a quick rise in the popularity of metal roofing materials, and it’s a trend we’ll be seeing more in 2020. Due to its aesthetic appeal and functionality, various homeowners with different home types request for metal roofs.
Metal roofs give homeowners have a chance to achieve the exact look that they want for their homes since there are a lot of styles, types, and colors to choose from. Also, the metal roof still has a long lifespan without needing any regular maintenance.
While the initial expenses for its installation can cost two to three times more than asphalt, homeowners can save money in the long run as the highly reflective and insulative aspect of metal roofing reduces heating and cooling costs.
As many people are highly concerned with the environment, metal roofing materials such as aluminum and steel hold much appeal as it contains high percentages of recycled content. Aluminum roofs are also 100% recyclable, so there’s no need to worry about roofing materials being dumped in landfills.
Solar RoofThe rise in the popularity of solar power have people continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. The average homeowner is starting to wonder how much solar could save them and how simple making the switch really could be.
However, the solar panels that first became available had a clumsy appearance, lack of energy efficiency, and extremely expensive. Eventually, technology development allowed solar roofing to become a legitimate option for residential homes.
Now, solar roofing is a legitimate option for residential homes. Solar shingles or photovoltaic shingles are the most popular ones. They are mostly just solar panels that are designed to look like and function as conventional roofing materials while still producing electricity.
The cost of these materials may not have been as expensive as it once was, it’s still quite high-priced when compared to other options. However, as the technology continues to improve, you can expect the cost to go down eventually while still providing savings on your energy bill.
Green RoofsA massive trend to the eco-friendly citizens, green roofs have become increasingly popular all over the world and possibly continue on the next years.
These roofing systems are easy to distinguish with its multiple layers of engineered soil, protective fabric, a waterproof membrane, and a layer of vegetation to top it all off. The plant life doesn’t just add to the overall aesthetic of your property, but it also comes with plenty of benefits to your home and environment.
Green roofs have the advantage of helping the environment by creating a natural habitat for plants and reducing acid rains while protecting your roof’s surface at the same time.
These roofs can be more expensive to install, but they can save you money in the long run since insulating properties lowers your home’s electricity bill, and it requires low maintenance. Green roofs work best on a sloped roof where if it storms, plants can absorb some water and drain the excess.
Lighter ColorsGone are the days when people opt for a dark-colored roof. Plenty of people may be tired of having to look at dark and drab roofs all the time. Fortunately, light-colored roofs are emerging as a popular style.
Many roof shingles are being produced in shades of soft greens, warm blues, and even neutral colors like taupe, beige and off white. While dark neutral or brown tones will never go out of style, light colors have been gaining popularity in 2019 and are expected to gain more traction for the years to come.
However, if you still prefer a dark-colored roof, you can add just a hint of color to your roof without turning it into such an eyesore.
FlatAs modern styles become more and more popular, flat roofs have also entered the trend for residential homes as it perfectly fits into the minimalistic approach that the style dictates.
Flat roofs are generally less expensive compared to other roof types and offer more design choices. You can add solar panels and turn it into a green roof without too many additional expenses. Additionally, they’re easier to install, safer, and more accessible than any other roof type.
However, flat roofs lack any drainages, which can lead to water accumulation and eventual roof damage. If you want a flat roof design, make sure it’s carefully waterproofed.
Under Construction Roofing understands the need for the best care for your roof and finding trustworthy roofers to do the job. Our team of professionals in Florida aims to provide outstanding craftsmanship while respecting the wishes of our clients and exceed their expectations. Visit our website at www.ucroof.com or call us at (727) 539-9651 to learn more.
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