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Feel Free To List Roofing Trends For This Year


Colors

Gray - Popular color for interiors, especially the kitchen and bathroom, gray is also expected to dominate exteriors this year. Refined and elegant gray is not only accepted in today’s society, but an extremely popular choice. The color emphasizes security and stability and can be used to anchor more playful colors on a home’s exterior or to blend a variety of textures.

Dark Blue - A confident color choice that blends well with fashionable neutrals, such as Spring 2015 Pantone color selection Toasted Almond.

Deep Green - Earth tones have long been popular roofing choices and will continue to be this year. This follows general color trends that draw on natural surroundings to create welcoming looks.

Any of these selections should nicely suit another exterior trend emerging: the return of the solid white exterior. Modern Home Builder magazine notes customers will be gravitating toward this traditional style because it reminds them of the past, perhaps a parent, grandparent or family member’s home. Deep colors would work well not only as roofs, but also as accents and trims.


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Metal

One of the most common requests that a roofing contractor can expect to get this year is for roofs that have a metal construction. Once pretty much reserved for commercial properties, metal is now making the rounds in residential areas, especially in places where the elements can be more than a little harsh. These types of roofs are also considered to be environmentally friendly, as well as being strong, durable, and usually able to hold up for 40-60 years.


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Concrete Roofs

Concrete tiles are now available that look just like traditional composite shingles, but add additional strength, durability and weight to your roof. They are completely waterproof and practically last forever. Concrete roofing tiles are particularly popular in areas that experience a lot of rough weather, such as tornadoes or hurricanes. If you live in an area that is prone to violent storms, you might consider adding to the protection of your home by using concrete roofing tiles when it’s time to replace your roof.


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Arches, Gambels and Curves

While these classic design elements have never gone out of style, they appear more frequently on homes that are getting new roofs. Adding unique architectural elements like these can make your home stand out more, especially if it originally was built as part of a cookie cutter housing development. Arches, gambels and curves can improve the visual appeal of your home, not to mention the resale value. These unique shapes produce unusual angles and can be installed with all types of shingles.


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Roofing manufacturers continue to apply the latest green technology into roofing materials. With solar roofs, homeowners are able to harness thermal energy from the sun and convert it into electricity to reduce their reliance on the electrical grid and reduce carbon emissions. Savings are realized by lower energy bills.
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Environmentally Friendly Roofing - There is a double benefit the homeowner gets from going with this type of roofing. The most obvious is reducing their carbon footprint, while the other has to do with the potential for  saving energy in the home. Using recycled materials is incredibly friendly to the environment, whilst the addition of integrated photovoltaic roofing will help with the energy reduction. 
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Metal

One of the most common requests that a roofing contractor can expect to get this year is for roofs that have a metal construction. Once pretty much reserved for commercial properties, metal is now making the rounds in residential areas, especially in places where the elements can be more than a little harsh. These types of roofs are also considered to be environmentally friendly, as well as being strong, durable, and usually able to hold up for 40-60 years.



I know we saw a surge in metal roof sales to residential last year. Since the price has come down some and people are more educated on them, this has helped sales.

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Concrete Roofs

Concrete tiles are now available that look just like traditional composite shingles, but add additional strength, durability and weight to your roof. They are completely waterproof and practically last forever. Concrete roofing tiles are particularly popular in areas that experience a lot of rough weather, such as tornadoes or hurricanes. If you live in an area that is prone to violent storms, you might consider adding to the protection of your home by using concrete roofing tiles when it’s time to replace your roof.



We really didn't do a lot of these last year. I think the price is still scaring people away from them.

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Arches, Gambels and Curves

While these classic design elements have never gone out of style, they appear more frequently on homes that are getting new roofs. Adding unique architectural elements like these can make your home stand out more, especially if it originally was built as part of a cookie cutter housing development. Arches, gambels and curves can improve the visual appeal of your home, not to mention the resale value. These unique shapes produce unusual angles and can be installed with all types of shingles.



We always do good in this area. Last year was no exception, it was another record year for us.

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Roofing manufacturers continue to apply the latest green technology into roofing materials. With solar roofs, homeowners are able to harness thermal energy from the sun and convert it into electricity to reduce their reliance on the electrical grid and reduce carbon emissions. Savings are realized by lower energy bills.


I really think we are only seeing the beginning of what this technology can do. It will only grow larger over the next two years.

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Environmentally Friendly Roofing - There is a double benefit the homeowner gets from going with this type of roofing. The most obvious is reducing their carbon footprint, while the other has to do with the potential for  saving energy in the home. Using recycled materials is incredibly friendly to the environment, whilst the addition of integrated photovoltaic roofing will help with the energy reduction. 


This is another area that I feel will grow a lot over the next three to five years. I think the more that this becomes available the more people will embrace it.

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