We usually think of home trends as aesthetic choices, like when you remodel your kitchen or your roof. However, roofing selections can be trendy, too. Different types of roofs often come into (or back into) style in Florida, creating roofing trends. While these might not be as fun as picking out brand new bathroom colors, it’s smart to know what buyers might be looking for—especially if you plan to sell your home in the next few years. Read on to learn what kinds of roofing trends are popular now:
- Metal: Metal roofing has been on the upswing for years now, and it should continue to gain popularity in 2021. While metal roofing can include the standard corrugated options, metal shingles are attractive, versatile and can last up to 50 years. That’s an investment worth making.
- Asphalt: Asphalt shingles have long been the most popular roofing material in the United States, and for good reason: they’re affordable, come in a variety of colors and options and are plenty durable. When you’re on a budget, you can’t beat asphalt.
- Solar power: Energy efficiency is in, and solar roofs are the most efficient of all. Take advantage of Florida’s year-round abundance of sunshine and generate your own electricity. You can get solar panels or the newer solar shingles. The latter look more like traditional roofing materials, but offer the energy savings of solar.
- Contrasting colors: Why stick with boring black or gray when you can make your roof stand out? More homeowners are gravitating toward colors that contrast with their home color to create an attractive new look.
- Silicone coatings: If your old roof just needs a facelift, silicone coatings can fix minor issues and offer a whole new look in just two coats. It’s a great way to make your roof look nice without replacing the entire thing.
- Green roofs: Green is in—not the color, but the concept. Living roofs, in which you plant a garden on your roof, can absorb rainwater and provide natural shade and insulation. Plus, they look beautiful.
- Cool roofs: Cool roofs are so named because they either reflect or absorb the rays from the sun, keeping the heat away from the building interior. This type of roof is a great way to save on your energy bills.
- Synthetic roofs: Synthetic roofing materials are usually made from recycled products, such as rubber and plastic. They’re sustainable, and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. They’re also lightweight and can provide good insulation for your home.
- Mixed materials: Finally, mixed materials are coming into style. Hybrid metal and shingle roofs are especially popular, but some mixed material roofs use up to five different kinds of roofing materials.
There are plenty of great types of roofs and roofing trends you can incorporate into your own Florida building. When you’re ready to learn more about your options, reach out to the team at Winter Springs Roofing & Repair, LLC. We’d be glad to schedule a consultation to learn more about your property and your roofing needs.