If you’re planning to invest in roof replacement sometime this year, you may be thinking about ways to update your Kansas City home with a modern roofing system.
Fortunately, many of the prevalent modern roofing trends emphasize both style and functionality, so you can enjoy having an eye-catching roof that boosts your home’s curb appeal while lowering your utility bills and reducing your carbon footprint.
Consider these roofing materials, features, and styles for your upcoming replacement to make your home the most beautiful, efficient, and eco-friendly in your neighborhood!
Popular Modern Roofing Trends
1. Metal Roofing
Metal is a long-lasting, sustainable roofing material that offers a striking appearance, which is why it’s one of the fastest-growing roofing trends in North America. Metal is equally functional and eye-catching, so it’s an excellent option for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance roofing system that offers an effortless boost in curb appeal.
Metal roofing is also more eco-friendly, weatherproof, and durable than other roofing materials, so it comes at a higher price. However, if you’re willing to invest in your roofing system, you will enjoy its long-lasting benefits for a lifetime—metal roofing lasts 50–80 years!
2. Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Asphalt roofing shingles are a timeless trend you can be confident will never go out of style! Homeowners have used asphalt roofing shingles for decades because of their reliable performance. Modern brands have dozens of colors, patterns, and styles that mimic other roofing materials, like cedar shakes, natural stone, and more.
Asphalt roofing shingles won’t last as long as metal roofing, but they’re much more affordable, so they’re a great option if you’d like to give your roof a trendy, cost-effective makeover.
3. Sustainable Materials
Sustainable features and eco-friendly materials are some of the hottest roofing trends in recent years. Metal roofing and recycled materials, such as synthetic slate, are growing in popularity since they improve your home’s efficiency and reduce your energy bills.
Green roofing (also known as garden roofing) is another eco-friendly option for your roofing system. Essentially, this style encompasses growing plants, such as moss and grass, on a flat roof to create an additional layer of shade between the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and your roofing system. In rainy climates, like Kansas City, green roofing also benefits from excess rainwater and will minimize your home’s energy usage, reducing your carbon footprint.
4. Cool Roofing
If greenery on your roof isn’t quite your style, but you’d still love to enjoy the energy-efficient benefits of a green roof, cool roofing may be the perfect option.
Cool roofing (or white roofing) was designed as an energy-efficient material for buildings and residences in warmer climates. However, as energy prices rise, it’s becoming an increasingly appealing choice for homes across the country. Cool roofing keeps your home cool in the summer (hence the name), so you’ll save considerable money on your utility bills.
Cool roofing can only be installed on flat roofs, so if your home isn’t suited for this style, you may opt for lighter-colored materials instead, like asphalt roofing shingles, for a similar effect.
5. Solar Roofing
Solar roofing has already been a growing trend over the past few years, and it will continue to rise in popularity.
Solar roofing is an eco-friendly trend because it reduces your reliance on traditional energy sources. Plus, roofers can install solar panels on just about any type of roof, so whether you have metal roofing or asphalt roofing shingles, you can likely install solar panels to boost your home’s efficiency and lower your utility bills.
6. Contrasting Colors
When choosing a new roofing system, it’s essential to consider the color of your home.
Choosing contrasting shades for your roof and siding is a popular trend. If your home is white, beige, or another light color, it’s wise to choose a darker color, like gray, for your roof. If your home is a darker shade, it’s best to choose a lighter shade for your roof.
Many homeowners also choose bold colors for their roofing systems, like red and blue. However, remember that the darker your roof is, the less efficient it will be. If your siding is currently painted a lighter shade, but you’d still like to keep your utility bills low, it may be worthwhile to repaint your home a darker shade so you can choose a lighter color for your roof.
Skylights are a stylish way to improve natural lighting in your home while reducing your reliance on artificial lighting, allowing you to save money on your utility bills.
Skylights come in many styles and with energy-efficient features, so you can find the perfect blend of beauty and functionality to match your home. Christian Brothers Roofing installs two brands of skylights, VELUX® and Wasco®, to help accentuate your roofing system.
Transform Your Kansas City Home’s Roof with Christian Brothers Roofing
Whether you’d like to upgrade your home with a metal roofing system or enjoy the energy-efficient benefits of a cool roof, you can count on our team at Christian Brothers Roofing.
We understand you want your roofing system to be modern and trendy, but more than that, you want it to last. That’s why we help educate you on the value and benefits of our products and installation techniques, so you can make the best decision for your home.
Learn more about our wide range of roofing services to discover how we can beautify your home’s roofing system with industry-leading materials and top-quality service!