Roofing Trends for 2021

From mixed materials and concrete shingles to solar reflectance materials, there are various roofing trends that are expected to increase in popularity in 2021.  Being aware of these trends may help you find some inspiration when it comes time for a roof replacement.

Mixed Material Roofing

Combining Hybrid metal and shingle roofs is one of the latest roofing trends.   The combination of metal roof panels and laminated shingles on separate pitched roof sections delivers the visual explosion of a metal roof at a much lower cost. 

Solar Panels and Solar Shingles

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency, minimizing your carbon footprint and saving on your energy bills makes “going solar” very appealing to many people.  Technology has allowed solar roofing to become a much more legitimate option for the homeowner.  Modern solar panels look very stylish, energy efficient and is more affordable than in the past.

The cost of solar has fallen dramatically in recent years, but it is still by no means a cheap solution.  As the technology continues to improve, you can expect the benefits to increase and the costs to go down even more.  California is one of the top states in the country for offering considerable state and federal solar incentives.

Cool Roofing

One of the most popular trends for residential homes is cool roofing.  Cool roofs have the ability to reflect the visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths of the sun, whereby reducing the heat transfer to the building.  It also has the ability to radiate absorbed, or non-reflected solar energy.   The best thing about this technique is it can be applied to a variety of roofing materials, colors, and designs to not only enhance curb appeal but fit a person’s unique style.  A cool roof can significantly improve your energy efficiency, reduce power bills and reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system.  

Metal Roofs

There has been a steep rise in the popularity of metal roofing materials.  This is definitely a trend that isn’t going away.  Metals roofs give homeowners a chance to achieve the exact look they want since there are a lot of styles, types and colors to choose from.  Metal is stylish and has a long lifespan without needing any regular maintenance.  Homeowners can also save money with metal because it is highly reflective and insulative whereby reducing heating and cooling costs.

Since many homeowners are concerned with the environment, metal roofing is appealing because it contains high percentages of recycled content.  

Concrete Roofing

Most homeowners want style, texture and durability so they don’t have to worry about costly roof repairs.  With concrete tiles, you can expect durability and versatility.

Synthetic Materials

Synthetic shingles made out of recyclable materials such as plastic and rubber are the best choices for more sustainable roofing that’s eco-friendly.  This material can be shaped and designed to look like the more expensive options at a fraction of the cost.

Asphalt Shingles

For many years, asphalt shingles have been the roofing materials of choice, and will continue in 2021.  Asphalt is a sturdy material with a long lifespan that withstands shifts in the weather.  Besides its excellent performance, asphalt shingles have always been popular because of its affordability.

Residential Flat Roofing

As modern styles become more popular, flat roofs have entered the trends for residential homes in 2021.  Their style perfectly fits into the minimalistic approach many people are favoring.

Flat roofs are generally less expensive and offer more design choices.  Solar panels can be added or turn it into a green roof without too much additional expense.  Also, a flat roof is easier to install, safer and more accessible than any other roofing system.  

2021 Shingle Color of the Year

Aged Copper is 2021’s Nature-Inspired Color of the Year

Just like feeling the calm, quietness of a walk in the woods, Aged Copper is a peaceful blend of colors that instantly remind you of nature’s expansive beauty. Earthly elements of deep orange, sage green, and brown granules mix together to create a warm, welcoming look. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the wide range of exterior palettes that will be complemented by Aged Copper. Bring the beauty of nature to your home and enjoy the scenery you’ll see from the curb.

The future of the roofing industry is looking bright in 2021, with new innovations and technologies entering the picture.  Whether it’s solar panels, solar shingles, or Energy Star-rated roofing, more and more modern homeowners are demanding energy-efficient roofing products for their homes.  Premo Roofing company will keep up with these new trends and keep you informed of the best rolling solutions for each homeowner.  Call Premo today at 831-443-3605 or contact us online to discuss your options.

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