The functionality of roofing has remained relatively the same over time. However, with practicality, sustainability, and style in mind, the roofing methods, materials, and designs continue to evolve each year. This year is no exception. With many new materials and innovations gaining popularity, 2023 may just be the most exciting and trendy year yet in the roofing industry! So if you are considering replacing your roof this year, you’ll want to check out these latest trends.
Curb appeal plays a big factor when looking at current and upcoming roofing trends. Currently, homeowners are highlighting the unique features of their homes by utilizing contrasting colors to create more depth within their aesthetic design. This look is achieved by choosing colors that nicely contrast the other colors of the house instead of selecting shingles that match perfectly. With the perfect color contrast, you can enhance your home and complement its natural surroundings.
As a society, we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact our choices have on the environment. So, it’s no surprise that homeowners are leaning toward more eco-friendly roofing systems. One eco-friendly trend that you will see throughout 2023 is the cool roof.
Traditional roofing is darker and made of materials that attract sunlight and heat. However, cool roofs are typically light in color and utilize energy-absorbing and reflective materials. This technology allows the roof to reflect the sunlight and cool itself by emitting any of the absorbed heat. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and your electric bill during the hotter months, a cool roof may be worth looking into.
Another eco-friendly trend that is becoming more and more prevalent is solar panels. Over recent years solar panels have become more affordable, and because of this, we are seeing them on homes all over the United States. Solar panels may be a roofing trend, but they are not necessarily a roofing material. However, solar shingles do exist. Currently, Tesla solar shingles are not affordable for most Americans. Still, as this technology advances and the cost comes down, we suspect solar shingle roofs will become more and more popular over the next decade.
Due to recent advancements in roofing technology, metal roofing is currently on the rise. Historically, metal roofs have always been a prime option for homeowners due to their durability and aesthetic. However, in the past, they were very loud, which deterred homeowners. In recent years, new technology has allowed metal roofing to be virtually silent, making it more desirable than ever.
Who says you only have to choose one type of roof? Another popular trend we can expect to see more of is the use of mixed roofing materials on a home. Many homeowners are opting for a hybrid combination of shingle and metal roofing. For example, the roof of the house may utilize asphalt, and the roof over the porch may feature a metal roof. The result is uniquely beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.
Not only does combining different tones, textures, and materials give your home layers of depth and curb appeal, but it also can save on installation costs and protect your home more effectively. With all that mixed material roofing has to offer, it’s not surprising that homeowners are loving this roofing trend.
No matter what up-and-coming trend you are swooning over, Rose Roofing is here to assist you with all your roofing needs. Contact us today to discuss which trending option is the best fit for your home!