Our homes are a reflection of our personalities and our status in life. We want the best roofing material to protect out investment but we also want it to look good and complement our property. When considering a new roof, it’s important to think about the latest trends in Massachusetts as well.
Whether you plan to build from the ground up, put on an addition, or replace your existing roof, there are many things to consider from the viewpoint of the homeowner, architect, and roofing contractor.
There’s no doubt that Massachusetts roofing styles and trends change constantly. What was popular last year may not be the next. The last thing you want is for your home to look dated in a few years. Incorporating the latest trends can make your home look current and modern for many years to come. Don’t hesitate to talk to your Hanover roofer when considering current roofing trends for Massachusetts.
- New Trends: Low-pitched roofs and sleek lines, blending different roofing materials and designs. Metal roofing in black, silver, bronze and gray.
- Timeless Trends: Slate and wood shake get an update with metal’s durability and energy-efficiency.
- Technology Trends: Impacting materials, design, and how people buy roofs.
Selecting the right roof brings peace of mind, comfort, and protection to homeowners on the South Shore.
Popular Roofing Types and Colors
When it comes to asphalt shingles, an emerging trend is to install impact-resistant shingles. These are especially popular in New England where we get a lot of harsh weather such as hail. These shingles comprise a polymer that resists damage by hail, particularly to the fiberglass beneath them.
Trending colors for roofing include weathered wood (with deep browns and accents of light brown and clay) and driftwood (with cooler gray tones). Both colors are neutral and will match most house colors. Gray and black shingle roofs are timeless and remain popular, with darker roofs trending the most this year.
Solar roofs are the fastest growing kind of roof today, as more and more homeowners want to protect the environment through an investment in alternative forms of energy. Solar shingles, or solar roof tiles, are comprised of photovoltaic (PV) sheets that replace or overlay existing shingles, absorbing sunlight and converting it into electricity. As such, homeowners can save between 40 and 70 percent on their energy bills depending on how many tiles they install.
How efficient a solar roof is will depend greatly on the area in which the home is located. For example, solar panels on a home in Seattle won’t be as beneficial as in the South where homes get much more sunlight per year. Efficiency will also depend on your current living situation. For example, if only two people live in the home but travel often, it’s not as cost effective to install solar roofing as it would be for a large family that’s home all the time and consuming large amounts of energy.
Massachusetts Roofing Contractor
For more trending roof ideas, contact us today at 781-536-4589 for a free quote and consultation. Our roofers in Hanover & Marshfield, MA can let you in on the most popular options for homes in this area. Building one roof at a time from Plymouth to Milton to Westwood, MA
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