Being cooped up in your home can be frustrating, but it can also be an opportunity to focus on something you might have been neglecting: your house. With the state of Nevada issuing a stay-at-home order, you’ll be staying indoors quite often. So why not make your living space more pleasant?
People renovate their homes for many reasons, and this year, comfort and beauty are the two biggest drivers — especially for roof trends. To provide deeper insight, we’ve compiled the top three trends that are shaping the modern roofing industry.
Roofs are being turned into livable spaces
Urban areas with dense populations are facing higher real estate prices, so instead of choosing properties with a lot of square footage or wide outdoor areas, homeowners are maximizing every inch of their relatively smaller houses. Because of this, we’ll see more roofs converted to rooftop decks, gardens, and other uses.
This means that flat roofs are in. Flat roofs give residential buildings a more contemporary look, so if you want to modernize your home without spending a fortune, they’re the perfect solution. However, make sure that your structure can handle the weight of furniture and decor you plan to install on your roof before you start any renovations — you don’t want your roof caving in unexpectedly.
Houses are becoming monochromatic
As mentioned, we will see an increasing focus on beauty and design. The flat roof trend, for instance, is not only driven by economic factors but also by aesthetics. This is why in 2020, monochromatic houses will be the trend — all in pursuit of beauty. More and more homes will be designed with a consistent color scheme from top to bottom, giving them a sleeker silhouette.
To support this emerging roof aesthetics, designers are advocating the use of single material for the roof and wall exteriors — something that’s not really budget-friendly.
It’s not surprising, then, that homeowners are turning to more affordable options, like synthetic materials. Made of recycled plastic and rubber, synthetic roof coverings replicate the look and feel of asphalt or wood shingles while being more durable and fire-resistant than the latter. They’re always a viable option, regardless of whether you're beautifying your roof or simply stretching your budget.
Metal roofs are making a comeback
Like flat roofs, metal roofs were initially used in industrial settings but are now making waves in residential roofing due to several reasons.
The first reason is their improved look: metal roofs used to come in limited and dull colors, but now they have a wide variety of colors and styles that cater to aesthetic-driven trends.
Another reason is longevity. While wood shingles can last for up to 30 years, metal roofs can outlast them for another 20. And because metal doesn’t deteriorate as quickly as other materials, houses with metal roofs also tend to have higher property value and are easier to resell.
What’s more, metal roofs are more energy-efficient than other types of roofing materials. Unlike asphalt roofs that absorb heat, metal roofs have a reflective coating that increases solar reflectance. Compared to other houses, homes with metal roofs are cooler during hot weather and hotter in cold weather, leading to huge electricity savings.
Whether you want wider livable spaces or a more modern look for your house, D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. can make sure your roof renovation is completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget. We’ve been in the roofing business for over 40 years — that’s how you know you can trust us. Get a FREE estimate today by calling us at (775) 521-7440 or by simply sending us a message.