Building A Home? Consider These Trends And Innovations For The Roof

When building a home, you have the luxury of being able to customize it in the way that you want it. One area that you will have creative freedom with is the roof. While the roof is not typically thought of as one of the exciting parts of building a home, it is very important to how a home looks. That's why you should consider the following trends and innovations in roofing when coming up with ideas for your house.

The Materials

Innovations in roofing materials have made a big difference with how roofs look and their overall longevity. They can provide texture and tones that really make your home stand out in a good way. Two materials that will be sure to catch the eyes of those that see your home are designer asphalt and standing seam metal.

Design asphalt is affordable and popular because of how easy it is to install when compared to metal, slate, or tiles. This material takes the traditional three-tab shingle and makes them look a bit more fancy. The installation is the same as using traditional shingles, with the big difference being all the variety of sizes and colors available to you. The finished product won't look as uniform as traditional shingles, with varied spacing giving the roof some texture that improves its variety and depth.

Standing seam metal shingles are a bit more expensive when compared to traditional asphalt shingles, but will be worth it. The material is strong, with it having a 50 year lifespan. The material also has varied colors thanks to a resin coat of polyvinylidene fluoride, letting you customize it how you see fit. You'll find that this roof is low maintenance as well, which makes it one less thing to worry about.

The Slope

A current trend in roofing is to see steep slopes. This design can really change how a roof looks, since in addition to color and accents, you are also using the elongated look to bring attention to the roof. During new construction is a great time to build a steep slope roof, since you won't need to worry about additional costs to build up the structure of a roof to a steep one.

These are just a few ways that you can switch up the roof's style to make it stand out. Be sure to work with a roofing contractor  or company like Davis Bros Roofing during the entire process to not only get ideas for things you can do, but to also get an accurate price quote on what the different styles and materials will be.