Roofing experts are constantly applying new and improved roofing industry trends to give residential roofing customers a better experience. What’s trending in the roofing industry varies by geographical location. Charlotte, NC is a great place to have a roof – Carolina Roofing trends are flexible and accommodate a lot of different roofing materials. We’ve put together a list of the top Charlotte Roofing trends for the upcoming year.
Types of Roof
Shingles are the most popular choice of roof for North Carolina homeowners, and for good reason. Shingles come in a variety of styles, colors, and price points. Asphalt shingles are a cost-effective roofing solution that still allows personalization to the exterior of a home. Replacing your roof with fresh shingles that coordinate with the rest of your home’s exterior decor really boosts your curbside appeal. If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, re-roofing is a great way to keep your listing price where you’d like it.
Shingle manufacturers have made leaps and bounds in their shingle collection lines. Owens Corning is one of our favorite shingle manufacturers. Their roofing shingle lines include colors such as Aged Copper, Pacific Wave, Chateau Green, Harbour Blue, and more! Take a look at some of these bold color options below. Homeowners are no longer bound by plain gray shingles (unless they like them!). The options allow residential homeowners to be creative with the rest of their home exterior decorations.
Homeowners are getting bolder in their shingle color choice and that roofing trend is definitely catching on. We completed a residential roof replacement using Pacific Wave shingles (pictured below). The shingle color compliments the color of the shutters and brings this home into a great harmony. If you’re in search of a Charlotte, NC roofing contractor – make sure you ask them to provide you with shingle sample booklets before you start your project to see all of your options.
Designer & Specialty Shingle Lines
Another great shingle option that definitely boosts your curbside appeal are designer shingle lines. Designer shingles, or specialty shingles, offer dimensional appearances, striking color blends, durable construction and a luxury look at a reasonable cost. Many of these designer shingles are manufactured to replicate the look of specialty roofing materials such as slate or shake.
For example, GAF’s Slateline shingles are our favorite designer shingle of the year! This shingle type has bold lines and tapered cut-outs to mimic slate roofing, an expensive roof type that offers a lifespan of over 100 years. This cost-effective slate-like shingle is making big waves in the Charlotte roofing industry – take a look at these photos below and you’ll understand why. The great thing about these slate-like shingles is that it mimics the look of slate at a fraction of the cost.
CertainTeed, another top shingle manufacturer we recommend, has an entire shingle line dedicated to replicate the look of wood shake – Presidential Shake. It’s an intricate shingle design that creates an architecturally beautiful roof and is practically maintenance-free! Unlike true wood shakes, these roofing products will not rot or decay and offer excellent wind and fire resistance.
Installing metal roofing is definitely a Charlotte roofing trend for 2020. Metal roofing is also a great choice for commercial buildings! Roofing companies in Charlotte, NC should be prepared to answer questions and correctly install metal roofing systems. Why? Local homeowners are falling in love with the contrast that metal roofing adds to their home and the higher durability and lifespan compared to asphalt shingle roofing. Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of types and colors. It can be installed as a decorative accent over your front porch or on the entire home. In humid climates like Charlotte, you won’t see the growth of moss, mold, or mildew on your metal roofs.
Copper roofing and standing seam metal are our personal favorites. Check out these metal roof installations we completed this year in Charlotte, NC.
Flat Roof Installation
Low-slope and flat roofing is becoming a popular choice in the Charlotte roofing sector. Flat roofing installation allows for green roof gardens and outdoor decks and balconies. Typically, low-slope and flat roofing require less maintenance and gutter cleaning! Flat roof installation costs less than other types of roofing materials. You can use flat roofing space as a deck or balcony, or even extra storage space, depending on the structure of your home. The list of possibilities for utilizing flat roofs is growing, which is why we couldn’t leave it out of our Charlotte Roofing trends.
This Charlotte residential homeowner had her carport covered and closed-in with a flat roof installation. We installed gutter guards around the area to ensure gutter clean-up would be even easier for her. This has become an additional living space for her home, how great! Check out the final look below.
Installing the right roof can bring your entire home exterior aesthetic together, and in most cases can increase your property value and curbside appeal. It’s important to choose roofing companies that have proven experience with installing the roof type you’re interested in. Charlotte roofing is a growing industry and we’re proud to be certified installers of the roofing materials listed above. If you have any questions or are looking for a roofing contractor in Charlotte – give us a call today to schedule a free roof inspection and estimate.