New methods and materials mean new trends! Here are the top roofing trends for 2020:
We’ve discussed the pros and cons of metal vs. asphalt shingles before, but there’s no denying that metal roofs are becoming more and more popular. Metal roofs are lightweight and incredibly durable, providing long-lasting protection for your home—and for those of us who want to go green, metal roofs can be made from recycled materials like aluminum.
Energy Efficient Roofs
Light is the new black! A lighter-colored roof will better reflect sunlight, making your home cooler and more energy-efficient. Light-colored shingles also add an element of softness to your home’s exterior, and can even make it look bigger! Additionally, lighter colors are less susceptible to fading over time, making them an ideal choice for your whole home exterior.
“Cool” roofing is another common trend with many benefits, especially in sunny states like Colorado and Utah. Reflective paint is applied to shingles to help reflect sunlight, extending the life of your roof and reducing your energy bills.
Why settle for just being energy efficient when you can use your roof to create energy? Solar panels have come a long way over the years, making them more accessible to the average homeowner. Installing solar panels can reduce your electrical bill by up to 50%, and some states even offer discounts for homes with solar energy. There are a few things to consider before installing solar panels, though, such as how long you’ll be living in your home and the condition of your existing roof.
Flat, or Low-Slope Roofs
A flat, or low-slope roof gives your home a crisp, modern look. Low-slope roofs are preferable when installing solar panels, and they may make routine maintenance easier. A key thing to consider is snowfall—heavy snow can cause damage to a flat roof over time.
Safety and durability are key when it comes to building materials. We’re seeing a shift away from asphalt to more synthetic options, offering improved safety and better fire ratings. And sometimes, what was old is new again! Tile roofs are making a comeback, giving homes a classic look with added durability.
Whether you’re remodeling or working on a new build, K & P Exteriors has you covered for all your home exterior needs. Visit our website or call (303) 853-0072, and talk to us about which trend you want to add to your home!