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Roofing Trends to Try When You Want to Switch Up Your Look

Mar 2nd, 2021 // Roof Installation, Roof Repair

Considering roofs can last anywhere from 20 to 80 years, it makes sense that you may feel the itch to make a switch. If you’ve painted your home recently, updated the landscape, added a hardscape, or are just tired of the color and the materials, your roof—although functional—may not be as appealing as you’d like. 

Luckily, if it’s in your budget, there are many new trends emerging that give homeowners more freedom and creativity to put toward making their roofs more than just protective layers. If you feel it’s time to update your roof, or you simply want to know what’s possible, follow these fun roofing trends to find the next design for your home. 

Mix Things Up

Who would have thought that a hodgepodge of roofing materials could come together to create a dynamic, functional, and durable montage? But these days, we’re seeing more and more combination roofs, creating unique and custom styles. 

Materials are being melded, wood mixed with metal, and even designs of roofs can be altered. For example, planes are being built next to flat surfaces, and colors and slopes are being mixed. 

If you’re concerned about what your roof could look like, or don’t know where to start with your designs, give us a call. Our team can help you choose materials, design alterations, and create the new roof you truly want. 

Start Fresh 

Are you moving into a new home, building one, or have been preparing to do some real demo to your current house to give it an update? If so, consider lowering and simplifying your roof. No, we don’t mean short ceilings or shrinking living space, but we do mean creating a roof scape that is more linear, flat, long, and sleek. Think mid century style with a contemporary twist. 

Older styles of intricate gables and tall, pointy planes are fizzling out a bit and are being replaced with designs that draw the eyes up with simplicity and openness. 

Think Long-Term 

Asphalt has always been a roofing darling because of its low cost, easy installation, and semi-long lasting durability. However, if you’re looking for a new style and a new feel for you home, wood, metal, concrete, and shake roofs are a high quality way to visually shift your style and  protect your home for the long run. 

These materials are made with high quality materials and are far more durable and last longer than asphalt, which means they are an investment, but one that not only gives you more years of reliable protection, but also an enhanced style to add value to your home. 

Go Green

Solar panels for roofs are an incredibly different look that can give you that fresh feel you want and are environmentally friendly and responsible. Beyond the panels you’ve likely seen in recent years, there are now solar shingles you can install for a cohesive and modern look. These shingles mimic the more classic styles, however, they are fully solar powered and generate electricity—very futuristic!

The biggest trend for roofs we’re seeing is that almost anything is possible (within reason, of course), so don’t shy away from what you want. If you’re unsure exactly how to execute your new design or how much it will cost, our team is here to help. Just call us to schedule a consultation. 

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