Have you ever wondered what’s trending in the roofing industry? Or maybe what products are regularly being installed vs. those that are on the decline?
We’re here to talk to you about some of the modern roofing trends that are taking place, as well as the roofing materials that are leading the charge into 2021.
Materials on the Rise
It’s no mystery that there aren’t very many different kinds of roofing materials on the market, and if you look at specific climates and regions, you’ll likely find fewer materials on the market. But, innovation does come within these individual products, and every year, different product groups get better and better, making way for a brighter future in the roofing industry. Here are the top two roofing materials used today and some of the innovations that have come with them this year.
Metal roofing has always been a popular choice among homeowners that were looking for not only a durable and long-lasting option but a stylish one as well. The biggest downside to metal roofing throughout the years has been that it can be loud. Homeowners complain that they can hear the rain quite well and that the volume they can hear becomes an annoyance.
But, in recent years, metal roofing has been on the rise because new technology has allowed it to become more silent than ever. Along with becoming quieter, it’s also been redesigned to look more like asphalt shingles instead of big metal sheets.
The age-old favorite of homeowners is still the most popular roofing material in all of the United States. From Alaska to Maine and Florida to Minnesota, these shingles are used on homes and other buildings to offer protection from the rain, snow, and severe weather.
In 2021 look for homeowners trying new color patterns and new versions of asphalt shingles that offer a longer life as well. To get the highest-quality shingles for your home, be sure to talk with your roofing contractor. There are many great options on the market, but every homeowner’s budget and preference are different and will determine what shingles you end up getting.
Colors + Contrast
When it comes to colors that are trending in the roofing market, high contrast colors have been a popular theme. Homeowners are creating more of a story with their home by designing a home that offers multiple levels of contrast throughout the exterior.
Another common color trend for 2021 is cool colors. With every passing year, homeowners become more aware of the impact that different choices make on the environment around them. This proves true when it comes to roofing materials. Common roofing colors have often been dark, and those colors attract lots of sunlight. A cool roof is made with UV reflecting material that helps to reduce the heat absorbed by your home.
More and More Solar
Solar panels have gotten much cheaper over the past few years, and because of that, they are becoming more common in homes all over the United States. While a solar panel isn’t necessarily a roofing material unless you purchase something like Tesla’s solar shingles, they do decorate roofs everywhere—and for a good reason! Solar panels on your roof can help dramatically offset the cost of your electricity.
Expect to see solar panels continue to increase in popularity and on the roofs of homeowners throughout 2021.
To round out our list of roofing trends is green roofs. These roofs aren’t very common in residential homes but are beautiful and beneficial when they are. Green roofs give back to the environment, insulate your home, and look great! If you’re interested in a green roof for your home, there are a few different options, but you’ll need to design your house to have a green roof in many cases. Talk to your roofer or homebuilder about the potential for adding a green roof to your home. They make for a beautiful addition to almost any home.
Mixed materials are set to continue trending in 2021. A mixed roof is when a homeowner requests to combine two materials on their roofs, such as a metal roof and asphalt shingles. This then creates a type of hybrid that can be used to better protect your home and add to the aesthetic.
If you’re interested in getting your home’s roof redone, we’d love to offer you a free estimate and inspection. Reach out to WISA Solutions today for everything that you’ll need to keep your roof up to date on what’s trending and the best materials to keep your home safe from severe weather.