In recent years, the roofing industry has had major shifts in terms materials, new roofing style trends, and functionality offered to homeowners. If your Buffalo home is in need of a new roof or currently are building a home, educating yourself about the latest roofing trends can help you make the best decision for your future roof’s quality and longevity.
Here’s a round-up of three roofing trends expected for 2021:
Energy-savings roofing materials
As homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to save money on energy bills, roofs with solar-powered functionality will continue to dominate the roofing industry. While solar panels are often the most widely used, the introduction of solar tiles and shingles has also become a prevalent option for homeowners turning to green energy. From cost-savings to extended roof lifespan, solar roofs are making waves across the country and will continue to be a top option for energy efficient roofing, especially for new Buffalo homes.
Metal roofing will continue to rise in popularity
For many reasons, metal roofing – which comes in a variety of styles and colors – continues to gain popularity, especially in cold climates. Metal roofs are great for winter weather, as a metal material allows snow and hail to easily slide off rather than become clogged and cause ice dams to form. As a result, less snow will accumulate on the roof, taking weight and pressure off the home’s structure. Also, because metal does not absorb water, the likelihood of leaks on your roof will be much less. In addition to being winter-friendly, metal roofing is great for the summer months, repelling excessive heat away and keeping your house cooler.
Greater array of roofing colors
If you’re in the process of building a new home, you can really showcase your personality through your roof’s color. While dark shingles used to be the mainstream choice, an array of roofing colors and hues has recently begun to make its mark. From bright blues and greens to grays and beiges, there are countless color shades to choose from when deciding on a look for your roof.
It’s safe to say the roofing trends above will continue evolving this year – and in the years to come! The team at AVA Roofing is always ready to discuss roofing options. Get in touch with our office in Buffalo about new roofing & style trends for 2021 and let us answer all your questions.