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Roofing Trends for 2019

There are many details to consider when designing a home, and in recent years the construction industry has seen incredible innovations in both technology and design. Homeowners have more design options to choose from than ever before. With a wide array of roofing materials, colors, textures and patterns to pick from when selecting materials and designs for your roof it can be a challenge to figure out what roof options are ideal for your home. If you need a new roof, looking at new trends may help you select an edgy and trendy roof. Here are some of roofing trends that are most expected to be popular in 2019.

Green Roofs

For many people, saving money isn’t the only priority. Another important factor is to utilize materials that are environmentally friendly. Green roofs include the use of solar panels to both reduce energy costs while also reducing dependence on more traditional forms of energy such as coal and gas. Green roofs provide all the protection of traditional asphalt or petroleum-based composite materials, without negatively impacting the environment.

Black Sable Asphalt Shingle

Every year, a shingle color is selected that is supposed to be trendy and popular with homeowners. This year, the color that is expected to be a hit with homeowners who are installing shingles is a color called black sable. When you are trying to define this color, it is helpful to envision a black sable Arabian horse in your head. This is where the palette for this color comes from. This color includes hints of black, gray, brown and sable in it, giving it a rich, warm look and feel to it. This is perfect for homeowners who want something that is neutral, yet is slightly different than standard black, gray and brown shingles. The various colors add depth and character, making your roof more intriguing.

Energy Efficient Roofs

The average homeowner today is looking for more ways to conserve energy than ever before. Because of this, roofs that help keep your house cool in the summer have become one of the fastest-growing segments of the roofing industry. This category of roofing is often referred to as the “cool roof”, featuring metal tiles coated with mixtures of gravel that reflect the sun’s rays, preventing solar heat from being absorbed into your home.

Concrete Roofs

Believe it or not, concrete roofs are becoming increasingly popular in modern homes. Concrete tiles are much more attractive than you might imagine. Concrete apart from being waterproof is also extremely strong and durable, making it a great option for those whose roofs may be exposed to a lot of different elements, such as wind and hail which is the perfect option for homeowners living in areas prone to violent storms. Concrete can be formed into shingles or panels, can be dyed different colors and can have various textures and patterns on them, allowing them to be customized to the aesthetic you are going for.

Weathered Zinc Roofs

Another trend that is expected to be hot this year is weathered zinc roofs. Homeowners love the worn and reclaimed look right now. Worn and reclaimed materials have a look to them that adds character and charm. If you love this look, weathered zinc shingles can give you a reclaimed look on your roof. The metal shingles look worn and aged, yet they are brand new. This makes them durable and long-lasting, while still giving you the charm you are after.

The New Year boasts many wonderful color combinations which will help you turn your drab roof with four walls into a suburban oasis while also enhancing the eco-friendly vibes that will leave all the other homes in your neighborhood jealous. Should you need any more advice on your future exterior feel free to contact us anytime.

Casablanca Homes, in Naples, Florida is a custom home builder and roofing expert.

If you are planning to build a new home or need roofing services, call John Blaine at 239.269.4001 or email John at

Casablanca Homes custom home under construction on Marco Island, Florida with metal roof

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