There are many reasons why a homeowner like you would think about getting a new roof in 2021. For one, the previous year was harsh and bleak, and renovating your roof can help set a more optimistic tone for the year ahead. A more aesthetically pleasing house also brings comfort and lifts one’s spirits.
Severe winter damage is another good reason to replace your roof at the beginning of the year. If your old roof is dilapidated or ridden with leaks, installing a new one will protect your home and your family from harsh weather conditions.
What’s more, if your roof is well over 20 years old, then have it replaced immediately, as it has likely reached the end of its life span.
Whatever your reason for replacing your home’s crowning glory, the following roofing trends can help you decide what style and materials to use for your new roof.
Whatever your reason for replacing your home’s crowning glory, the following trends can help you decide what style and materials to use for your next roof.
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Concrete roofs are a solid choice
Concrete roofs are often associated with schools and warehouses, but thanks to innovations in roofing technology, they're quickly becoming a popular choice for residential houses. Gone are the days of bulky, heavy, dull-colored concrete roofs. Now, concrete tiles can resemble composite shingles — but they are completely waterproof and far more durable. Concrete tiles are also available in a variety of colors, giving homeowners the perfect combination of durability, style, and texture.
Whether you choose concrete in its natural earthy color for a classic look or its bolder shades to create a stunning facade, take the time to find a team of skillful roofers who can bring your vision to life.
Mixed materials are in
One of the latest architectural trends is mixing roofing materials such as composite shingles and metal roofs. This allows homeowners to enjoy the best of both worlds: the aesthetic of composite shingles and the durability of metal roofs.
If you want a house with an intriguing exterior that can withstand the test of time, pair metal roofing such as steel or aluminum with a blend of composite shingles. Note, however, that doing so requires the expertise of roofers who are skilled in installing both traditional shingles and metal roofs, so look for a contractor that can handle a wide range of roofing materials.
Dark colors are out
Your roof will inevitably experience weathering, and its color will fade over time. If you have dark-colored shingles, then the change in color will be more perceptible, making your house look older than it actually is. This is why more and more homeowners are choosing lighter colors for their roof.
Aside from adding aesthetic value, light-colored roofs are also better than dark-colored roofs at reflecting harmful UV rays. When you choose light hues such as white or beige, less heat will be trapped in your house, leading to significantly lower energy consumption and electricity costs.
Eco-friendly roofs are here to stay
Homeowners are becoming more conscious of environmental issues, and they are choosing sustainable roofing materials such as synthetic shingles made out of recycled plastic and rubber. Not only are these roofing materials eco-friendly, but they can also be painted with finishes that make them look like more expensive choices at a fraction of the cost.
Energy-efficient roofs are becoming increasingly popular as well. Homeowners are installing solar shingles or solar panels to reduce their reliance on public electricity supply and lower their utility bills. They are also choosing Energy Star-rated roof products, which are proven to increase the amount of solar reflectance and decrease the heat absorbed by houses.
Whatever style, material, or color you choose for your new roof, you can rely on our team of licensed roofers at D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. We are one of the most trusted roofing contractors in Nevada, and we can handle different roofing materials, styles, and configurations, from metal roofing to steep roofing systems with concrete tiles to natural wood shakes. Send us a message today to schedule a FREE roof assessment.