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The Latest Trends in Roofing

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Last year’s Decorex show saw a massive surge in artisanal and bespoke features. Biophilic design shortened the gap between architecture and nature, bringing the industry a host of new earth-friendly materials. We saw self-cooling structures, climate-resistant intelligence, and even TikTok-inspired features. Despite all that technological innovation, this year’s biggest roofing trends are decidedly practical. Let’s find out more.

Customizable roofing

Benchmark International has identified custom roofing as one of this year’s hottest trends. As design technology becomes more affordable, an increasing number of roofing companies can offer customizable roofing solutions. Palettes have never been as diverse as they are today. Homeowners can often choose custom hues that harmonize with their architecture.

Many businesses even allow their clients to create 3D models of their homes and test out roofing options on virtual terrain. Digital technology is achieving more than mere aesthetics, though. 65% of roofing companies now streamline their projects in project management software so that they can deliver roofing replacements faster than ever before.

Solar panel roofing

Solar panels are far from new technology, but this year, home owners are turning their entire roofs into solar builds. Glass solar and steel roofing tiles can be combined to provide architectural-grade longevity and energy-production. The latest products are engineered to provide decades of functionality and 25-year warranties.

Solar roofing can be customized to your home with the help of 3D modeling and aerial imagery. Alternatively, you can opt for solar roof tiles, which are built from photovoltaic sheets and replace your existing shingles. Solar roof panels are still an option, of course, but they can’t offer the sleek aesthetic of tile semiconductors.

Black metal roofing

Black metal roofs were one of the trendiest options in 2023. They’re sleek, contemporary, and can be stone coated for an organic aesthetic. They replicate the look of asphalt and clay but improve upon their lifespan by 100 years. Black metal reflects heat from your home during summer and absorbs it during winter.

It’s naturally resistant to pests, mold, and fire, making it perfect for home owners who want to cut back on routine maintenance. Don’t let the name fool you: Black metal roofing can be coated and treated to achieve a different palette and counter heat transfer where needed.

Terracotta and clay

Not all of this year’s trends are innovative. Sometimes, history does it best, and that’s certainly the case for terracotta and clay roofing. There’s no better way to give your home a distinctive Mediterranean aesthetic. Clay roofs have been a tile-maker’s favorite for centuries. They have a life expectancy of 100 years and are resistant to impact and winds of up to 150 miles an hour.

Clay has a Class A fire rating—the highest in the industry—but most choose it for its timeless, handsome looks. If you’re one of the many homeowners who are working hard at improving your energy efficiency, clay roof tiles can reduce your energy costs by up to 20%.

Synthetic tiles

PVC and vinyl roofing can provide elegance and affordability in one attractive package, so demand is growing at a steady pace. Vinyl has earned a sturdy fanbase for its durability and strength. Vinyl tiles are often built from several layers for extra strength.

They resist anything you can throw at it, from corrosion and moisture damage to impact and wind. PVC is surging in popularity for similar reasons. While it isn’t the perfect option for every home, it can offer exceptional longevity and energy-efficiency.

Sustainable roofing

Green roofing has been on trend for several years, but if you needn’t add vegetation to your roof to achieve sustainable results. Cool roofing technology will help you to beat summer temperatures through sunlight-reflecting materials and heat absorption reduction.

Aluminum sheets have become a favorite among earth-friendly roofing companies. With the help of the right coatings, they can reflect solar rays and help to fight urban heat islands. Smart roofing systems achieve similar goals by using internet-connected sensors and solar panels to capture solar energy and respond to the weather.

Impact-resistant shingles

Asphalt shingles have been a trendy option for years, but today’s products are more durable than ever before. Technological advancements have allowed fabricators to add rubber-based polymers to asphalt builds to increase their durability. This adds flexibility and allows asphalt shingles to resist impact in the coldest of conditions. Class 4 impact resistant shingles offer the highest storm-resistance on the market, withstanding steel balls of up to two inches in diameter.

It’s easy to get caught up in exciting innovations like smart and solar roofing, but the industry’s most important advancements are practical and affordable enough for the average household. Roofing is exposed to the elements, so its longevity is every bit as imperative as its aesthetic properties. Today’s fabrications can withstand your environment’s toughest challenges.

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