Roofing design is a huge part of your house’s look and style. A roof can be innovative, traditional, trendy, or cozy. Design is everywhere. It is the magic that makes something functional into something beautiful.
Your roof can add to the style of your home. Is your home your forest getaway? Your modern space to entertain? Or is it rooted in tradition and history? Your vision and goals will influence the look, materials, and style of your roofing installation. Today let’s take a look at what’s up and coming in roofing design.
Roofing Style Trends
In new developments and housing, you may notice flatter roofs with less steeply pitched designs. This year we’re seeing more minimalist looks, sleeker lines, and styles that echo mid-century modern homes. In some areas of the country flat roofs are making a comeback, using solar panels and green roofing to also add value.
Here in Michigan, with our trademarked “Crazy Michigan Winters”, a more traditional pitched roof is useful to shed snow and rain. We probably won’t see a herd of homeowners running toward flat roofing. However, there’s still lots of design potential and new trends for roofing even with the limitations of snow and ice.
Trending: Eco-Friendly Roofing Design
Homeowners are beginning to see asphalt shingles as “disposable” roofing and are moving toward longer-lasting materials, solar panels, and other high-value eco-friendly options. There continue to be new and better products on the market all the time. We are committed to researching products, getting trained, and installing the best and most modern roofing materials and styles for our clients.
Eco-friendly products that are made of recycled materials are durable and last longer. These products not only help the environment, but they are a long-term investment in the quality of your home. This design trend is a win-win for both you and the trees.
Solar roofing is another trending roofing product, with new styles being introduced constantly. Solar panels, tiles, and shingles mean there’s always a way to incorporate solar into your roofing system. We’re always looking for the best new products so that our cutting-edge research can help you pick the best products and particular style for your roof.
Trending: Metal Roofs
In the past metal roofing was mostly used on commercial and farm buildings. Metal roofs are now becoming increasingly popular for residential use, as homeowners discover their longevity and beauty. They come in a broad range of colors, allowing for style choices that asphalt shingles can’t duplicate.
Once a metal roof is properly installed it can last for more than 50 years. Not only that, but it’s naturally fire retardant, and sheds snow and ice easily so you don’t get ice dams or roof damage from snow accumulation. This trend is an excellent choice for Michigan homes with our freeze and thaw cycles and polar vortex snowstorms.
Trending: Synthetic Roofing Materials
Alternatives to asphalt shingling continue to expand and improve. Rubber roofing is not only eco-friendly but also incredibly durable. This also makes it a popular choice with Michigan homeowners who need roofing materials that can handle the heat, cold, and every freeze and thaw cycle that spring can throw at them.
Synthetic roofing comes in a variety of styles and options to match your house design and your vision for your home. We can help you transform your roof, making it so much more than just the covering for your house.
The Ups and Downs of Roofing Style
Roof styles certainly don’t change as fast as fashion styles, but they do help you stay current and make sure that your home value is high and your house is up-to-date. According to the research Black, silver, grey, and bronze are all popular roofing material colors for 2021. Bright colors are fading back as people are looking for serenity and calm in their homes. Look for earthier tones in roofing materials. Red roofs are out. Soothing earth tones and natural looks are in.
It’s our job to stay ahead of the latest trends. We do our research so that you don’t have to. We offer the best new products to transform your roofing experience from start to finish.
About Weather Vane Roofing
We provide roofing, siding, insulation, windows and gutters. Making your house beautiful and efficient is our main goal. We use the latest in technology and products to provide eco-friendly and cost effective solutions for your home and business. With locations in Lansing, Owosso, and Brighton/Howell we are Mid-Michigan’s roofing experts. Let us transform your house into a home.