In With The New: 5 Top Trends For Metal Roofs In 2020

Resiliency, great value and long-lasting performance: Homeowners want it all in 2020 and fortunately, the latest styles and trends for metal roofs are delivering.

Just in time for the new year, the biggest metal roofing trends include how best to cope with regional climate extremes, show off styles and colors in new and exciting ways and as always, how to get the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to replacing a roof. Homeowners are clearly growing tired of other inferior roofing material types that have to be replaced much more often, require expensive maintenance and worst of all, fail to perform under the stress of extreme weather conditions.

That’s why there’s such strong growing interest in metal roofing among U.S. homeowners. As the leading nonprofit voice for the metal roofing industry, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has the pulse on the five key trends for metal roofs that homeowners will want to pay close attention to in 2020:

Trend #1 – The Multi-Taskers

The fact is that roofs take up a significant portion of a home’s exterior. So why not put them to work to help save money and increase efficiency? In 2020, “Net Zero” homes—those deemed so energy efficient, they produce as much renewable energy as they consume—will be on the forefront. Metal roofs are perfect for Net Zero homes because they are long-lasting and extremely strong, making them the ideal platform for installing solar systems. Thanks to the use of quality material and high-tech coatings, they also are very energy efficient. As a bonus, metal roofing helps reduce landfill waste because they can be recycled at the end of their long life.

Trend #2 – The Resilient Type

Fortifying homes and increasing resiliency is all the buzz this year. Strong, long-lasting materials that can stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at them are not only important to protect against monster storms, hurricanes, hail, wind and extreme heat, but it’s also a trending style. Homeowners are going for looks that show strength by using hefty exterior accents that deliver an almost fortress-like feel. That makes metal roofs designed to mimic materials such as slate, stone and tile especially popular, allowing homeowners to achieve a rugged look along with all the low-maintenance and reliable performance that metal roofs offer.

Trend #3 – The Creative Class

Mixing and matching different colors, patterns and styles to highlight a home’s architecture is right on trend for 2020. And with more color options and designs available than any other roofing material, homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity to create custom, one-of-a-kind looks for their homes using metal roofing styles. Unique metal designs and hues can help accentuate dormers, porch overhangs or create visual interest by highlighting interesting roof design details.

Trend #4 – The Light & Bright

Metal roofs are a great choice for homeowners interested in maximizing the natural light in their homes. With a little planning, skylights can be easily incorporated as part of a metal roofing project. However, homeowners who are concerned about hail or heavy rainstorm noise should keep in mind that adding skylights is often why some roofs transmit more sound than others. That’s true no matter what type of roofing material is selected and with proper insulation, metal roofs are just as quiet as any other type of roof.

Trend #5 – The Bold & Beautiful

While natural earth-tones will always be a timeless design choice for roofs, homeowners are gravitating towards bold metal colors that give their home added curb appeal punch. Reds, blues and greens help show off the style of a beautiful new metal roof. Keep in mind that choosing top-quality coatings and metal roofing material available through reliable MRA member manufacturers can help protect the investment and the roof style you love by ensuring the design you choose remains as beautiful years from now as it does today.

The final word on 2020 metal roofing trends? “When you factor in style, durability and longevity, homeowners are realizing metal roofs are simply superior. Trends may come and go, but the lasting value metal roofs deliver when it comes to home protection, reducing environmental impacts and reliable performance is definitely here to stay,” said Renee Ramey, executive director of the MRA.

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