Trends come and go – nobody knows for certain when things may change or what is in store for the future. The only thing that is certain with roofing trends is that change is continuous in many different ways and many are not aware of changes until a new roof is neededf. So, what is in – and out – of style this year?
Asphalt shingles are still one of the most popular options that not only provide desired appeal but also come in versions that offer environmental benefits. There are architectural or composition shingles which are heavier, work well in areas with high winds, and are available in a wide range of colors. Solar shingles are another environmentally friendly version, containing solar cells to help with indoor lighting; however, they must be installed by electricians to providel the necessary parts and wiring. Substantial energy bill savings is offered.
For the beauty of wood from a more durable material, shingles made from recycled materials including cellulose fibers are popular. They are environmentally friendly, have a Class A fire rating; are thaw and freeze resistant; have UV protection for color consistency; and can withstand up to 100 mph wind gusts.
Metal remains a popular option because it is long-lasting and practically maintenance free. It is lightweight to decrease stress to an existing system and a very painless replacement optiont. It can also be coated with a variety of colors to reflect the sun’s rays; with proper ventilation, metal can keep the interior of a house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It is also tested to withstand hurricane force winds and protect homes against fires.
Other Important Aspects
Along with the popularity of the materials previously mentioned, there are three other important aspects to consider – color, dimension and ice proofing.
- Color – Decades ago, gray was the most popular color choice; now there is a whole range of color choices available. Color adds life and appeal and the exact shade can be chosen that is perfectly suited to a home’s design.
- Dimension – Shingles are now heavier and more wind resistant than in the past. For a little extrra money, shingles can have a much more modern look.
- Ice Proofing – In areas that receive heavy snowfalls, ice proofing is an important consideration. Be sure to ask a contractor about having a roof ice proofed to keep it free from ice dams.
Knowing about some of the most popular trends in roofing will be helpful when trying to choose a style that is best-suited to the design of a home based on the area in which it is located. Choosing a reputable and dependable contractor can assure having a roof that will look great and last for many years to come!
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