Starting From the Top: The Biggest Roof Design Trends of 2019
What’s new in the world of roof design? Check out this guide to learn about the top roof design trends of 2019.
Are you re-reroofing your home?
Or maybe you’re building a new house and you’re thinking about which roofing style to go for?
Whatever your reason for considering new roofing, it helps to know the latest trends in roof design. After all, your roof isn’t just there to protect you from the elements. It’s also an integral part of your home’s overall style and look.
That said, let’s take a look at the trends dominating roofing design in 2019.
If you’ve been seeing roof gardens more and more, don’t be surprised.
It’s easy to see why a lot are jumping on the green trend. For one thing, a green roof can help you save money on energy bills. It also provides other benefits such as reduced air pollution, improved indoor comfort, better stormwater management, etc.
Other ways you can have a green roof is to install solar panels or roof turbine vents. While these options may cost more to install, they’re low maintenance and will save you money in the long run.
Flat Roof Design
If you’re looking for an alternative to hipped roof styles, you’ll be glad to know that flat roofs are back.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), which is the latest in flat roof technology, is not only environmentally friendly. It’s also energy-efficient, comes in a variety of colors and textures, and durable.
One con though to EPDM is it may be somewhat expensive to install. So if you decide to go with a flat roof design, it’s best to work with a reliable roofing company who can give you your money’s worth.
One advantage of light-colored shingles is they can help lower attic temperatures. You should still make sure though that there’s good ventilation under the shingles. Otherwise, you’ll just be offsetting the cooling effects of your lighter-colored roof.
White, beige, and taupe are popular options. But you can also go for gray, light blue, and green.
You know that there are different types of roofs such as gable, hip, mansard, and so on. These are roof shapes, but there are other ways to classify roof types including the materials used.
For designer roofs, the key materials are fiberglass or asphalt. These luxury shingles tend to last more and can be made to look like slate or wood.
Of course, they’re also more expensive. But the good thing is they often come with lifetime warranties and help boost your home’s curb appeal.
Want to Know More About Roofing?
Now that you have an idea about the latest roof design trends, don’t forget to explore your other options. You might like a roofing style that’s not exactly trendy right now. But as long as you have an expert roofer on your side, you can trust that your roof will turn out great.
For more roofing tips and advice, we have tons of articles that might interest you. We also have a lot of posts on interior design, architecture, furniture, decoration, and more.