With the year well underway, it’s becoming clear what customers want and don’t want from their roofs in 2021. At Lyons Roofing, we are committed to helping you receive nothing but the best, which is why we offer a range of cutting-edge materials for the next time your residential or commercial property needs a roof repair or replacement. Keep reading to learn more about the top roofing trends of 2021, courtesy of our licensed and skilled contractors at Lyons Roofing.
The 10 Biggest Roofing Trends of 2021
- Dynamic Colors: In the past, the common thinking around roof colors was that they were supposed to fade in the background—to be unnoticeable, and in many cases, even drab and boring. Today, however, more and more homeowners are going with contrasting, often bright colors when it comes time to redo their roof. For instance, if your larger home has a darker color, you may want to go with something lighter for your roof, or vice versa.
- Solar Panels: As the realities of climate change continue to become apparent in daily life and Americans increasingly look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, solar power has been adopted by more homeowners across the country. While traditionally, solar panels have been thought of as bulky and unflattering, many of today’s solar roofing materials are sleek and aesthetically pleasing, in addition to being able to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Solar shingles, for instance, can be a great way to reduce your heating and cooling bills, install quality roofing materials, all while doing something good for the planet. And as long as we’re talking about doing something good for the planet…
- Green Roofing: Although commercial properties have been incorporating green materials into their roofing for years, there are now more green-friendly options for homeowners looking to upgrade their rooftops, too. For instance, you may want to put a garden on your roof, thereby offering your home natural shade and vegetation that simultaneously does an efficient job of soaking up moisture. There are also a number of eco-friendly roofing options made of recyclable materials that make a cost-friendly and efficient choice for both home and business owners.
- Cool Roofing: Sticking with the eco-friendly theme for a second, another roofing option that can be beneficial for the climate and your property is cool roofing. Made up of energy-absorbing and reflecting materials that can lower your power bills by reducing strain on your heating and cooling system, cool roofs use radiant heat to lower home energy use and, in turn, greenhouse gases. The reflective coating that comes with cool roofs can be applied to a range of materials, and come in a variety of styles, though they are predominantly available in lighter colors.
- Synthetic Roofing: Remember when we discussed recycled roofing materials above? You can go ahead and lump synthetic roofing into this category. Most synthetic roofs are made from repurposed plastic and rubber, and can be manufactured to fit plenty of attractive aesthetics. And in addition to being a sustainable, stylish choice for your home, synthetic roofs are generally very lightweight, too, and are usually an extremely affordable roofing option.
- Low-Pitched Rooflines: As opposed to traditional shed-style roofing with a bunch of edges and valleys, the new style in modern roofing is sleek, simple, low-pitched rooflines. This type of flat roofing is a great way to make a chic architectural choice, inspired by mid-century modern sensibilities. Low-pitched rooflines also tend to be easier to install, are simple to upgrade and add on to, and are generally a long-lasting, low-maintenance roofing choice.
- Mixed Styles: While low-pitched flat roofing is one option you can go with to add a more modern aesthetic to your home, more people are also mixing roofing styles these days. For instance, say you want to upgrade your roof, but you can’t decide between hybrid metal or shingles. Now you don’t have to! With today’s latest roofing options, you can freely explore a plethora of materials, colors, and pitches to fit your roofing needs.
- Silicone Roof Coatings: Silicone roof coating tends to be more popular in commercial buildings, though an increasing number of homeowners are also adopting this efficient roofing trend. Silicone roofing lets you to cover your new roof with several coats of protective silicone shields, allowing you to repair your roof quickly without tearing up old materials. Silicone roof coating is also extremely leak-resistant, and helps prevent your roof from cracking and wearing down under the sun’s powerful UV rays.
- Metal Roofing: While metal roofing has faded in popularity over the last decade or so, it’s been rising in popularity again in recent years. This is probably because in addition to offering strong durability and distinct curb appeal, metal roofing is now often made of recycled materials, including hybrid options that are more sustainable. And besides being long-lasting and eco-friendly, metal roofing comes in many different choices, including steel, aluminum, alloy, and copper, all of which can be crafted to fit your specific design tastes.
- Asphalt Singles: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, asphalt shingles will always be an affordable and efficient roofing option for the average homeowner. While they may not sound like the most exciting roofing trend, their popularity remains stronger than ever in 2021, and with multiple styles and colors to choose from, it’s no wonder this durable and versatile roofing material continues to dominate the marketplace.