The Most Popular Roof Designs Right Now
Just like shiplap and white kitchen cabinets are featured in every home design magazine and HGTV show made in the last few years, roof design and roofing materials come in and out of style, as well. From new construction and housing additions to replacement roofs and storm damage repair, our experts at Turner Roofing see all kinds of different roofing designs throughout Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma. We follow what’s happening in the roofing industry throughout the country to see and up-and-coming trends in our field.
In all our work and travels, here are some trending roof designs we’re seeing both locally and nationally. Keep these in mind when you’re planning your next roof.
The style of your roofline can add a lot of character to your home. A traditional but trending roofline is a gable roof. This roof has two areas pitched at the same angle, and several types of gable roofing are popular right now like front gables, Dutch gables, single gable and cross gables. Any of these gable styles would add drama and visual interest to your roofline and to the overall exterior of your home. If you’re building a new home or adding an addition to your current one, consider playing with your roof design with any of these gable options.
High Roof Pitches
Additionally, consider the type of roof pitch you’d like for your home. The trend in the last several years is significantly higher roof pitches than in the past. These higher roof pitches add to the height and overall grand feeling that a larger, taller roof can give a home. However, high roof pitches come with higher price tags, as more materials are needed to create these higher pitches. Also, new home construction uses higher roof pitches almost exclusively, so it looks like this trend is here to stay.
In contrast, we’re seeing some homeowners go in the opposite direction with flat roofs. These roofs were popular decades ago, but we’re seeing an increased demand for them in the residential sector. This type of roof lends a modern look and are angled slightly to help with drainage issues.
One trend that keeps increasing in popularity is metal roofs. Metal roofs also have an incredibly long lifespan. They are highly durable, because they are impact and weather resistant. In addition, this easy-to-clean roofing material is fully recyclable, and it easily can support solar panels if you want to diversify the energy options of your home. Metal roofs are energy efficient, as they reflect heat well to help the indoors remain cooler in the summer and retain heat in the winter. Read more about metal roofs compared to asphalt shingles.
Turner Roofing constructs custom metal roof accessories. Learn about our metal shop here.
A fun trend we are seeing crop up, literally, are living or green roofs. These roofs use a traditional flat roof and turn them into a rooftop garden. Roofers take a flat roof and add a waterproof rubber layer and root barrier. After installing a drainage system, homeowners can plant plants, greenery or even vegetable gardens to turn unused space into green space.
When planning a new home or remodel, most people don’t consider how the roof design or roofing materials can either make your house look like it’s updated and current or dated and dowdy. At Turner Roofing, we can walk you through the entire process – from identifying your needs to planning your solution – and get you the home exterior of your dreams.