In 2023, several roofing trends are shaping the industry, putting a greater emphasis on sustainability, technological advances, and aesthetic appeal. Here are some of the top roofing installation trends to watch as we look toward the end of 2023 and on to 2024.
1. Green Roofs and Solar Roofs
With the increasing focus on environmental conservation, sustainable roofing materials and designs are becoming more mainstream. Green roofs, which are flat roofs that incorporate vegetation and plants, help improve air quality, reduce energy consumption, and manage stormwater runoff.
Additionally, solar roofing options continue to gain traction, enabling homeowners and businesses to harness clean energy while reducing their carbon footprint.
2. Energy-Efficient Roofing
Energy efficiency remains a top priority for property owners. Most homeowners aren’t ready to commit to solar or a green roof, but there are several ways to get energy efficiency without having to mow your rooftop. Reflective roofing materials, such as cool roofs, are designed to reduce heat absorption.
Synthetic composite shingles such as architectural shingles are designed to be cooler than their older counterparts, helping to save on heating and cooling costs.
3. Cool Color Roofing
While cool roofs have been around for some time, the trend now extends to cool color roofing. Roofing materials in lighter shades, including pastels and earth tones, help to reflect more sunlight and heat, providing improved energy efficiency while offering a wide range of attractive color options.
4. Resilient Roofing Materials
As extreme weather events become more frequent, demand for resilient roofing materials is increasing. Advances in synthetics can create a lighter, more durable roofing material than ever before.
Impact-resistant shingles and metal roofing systems engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions offer enhanced protection and durability, providing homeowners and businesses with peace of mind in the face of adverse climate events.
5. Metal Roofs
Metal Roofs continue to gain popularity for residential roofing. According to Allied Market Research, the metal roofing market will increase from 23.8 billion in 2020 to 33.5 billion in 2030.
Metal roofs are incredibly durable and long-lasting, with the ability to withstand harsh weather. They can outlast and out perform asphalt shingles, and, are, in an eco-conscious age, completely recyclable.
6. Architectural Roof Designs
Roofs are no longer just functional elements; they are now crucial components of the overall architectural design. Unique roof shapes, intricate patterns, and unconventional materials are being employed to create eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing structures.
This trend showcases the potential of roofs as artistic expressions that add value and character to buildings. Synthetics make the creation of roofs feel like art. Want an example? Check out this drone footage from our commercial roofing project at Villanova.
7. Recycled and Upcycled Roofing Materials
Sustainability extends to the use of recycled and upcycled roofing materials, reducing waste and promoting circular economy principles. Recycled shingles, reclaimed wood, and repurposed metal sheets are gaining popularity for their eco-friendly attributes and distinctive appeal.
Roofing Trends for the Future
As the roofing industry adapts to the demands of a rapidly changing world, these trends are shaping the roofs of tomorrow. Homeowners, businesses, and architects are embracing sustainable, technologically advanced, and aesthetically pleasing solutions that not only protect structures but also contribute to a greener and more innovative future.