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New Year, New Trends: Here’s What’s in Store for Roofing in 2022

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It’s a new year, and for many people that means new home projects. Wintertime may not be the best time to get a new roof in Colorado, but it is the right time to begin preparations for your new roof installation. 

Your roof should provide ultimate protection, sustainability, and style. According to the roof trends on the rise, these factors are becoming the standard for residential property owners.

To help you make the best decisions for your new roof, let’s take a look at some current and upcoming roofing trends. 

1. Bourbon Is the 2022 Shingle Color of the Year

If you’re beginning to do research on a new roof for your home, you might be interested in current and upcoming roofing trends, including roof shingle color. The 2022 shingle color of the year, as announced by Owens Corning, is bourbon.

This year’s color of the year for roof shingles blends brown colors like caramel, leather, and chocolate with notes of gold and subtle blues. The bourbon color is stylish yet balanced, making it a great option that complements the exterior finish of nearly every home. 

For more information and design inspiration using Owens Corning’s color of the year, click here.

2. People Will Choose Roof Shingle Colors That Pop & Contrast 

Speaking of a unique shingle color like bourbon, 2022 will bring more roofing installations that are designed to pop and contrast with a home’s overall look. That means choosing a color combination that works well to accent siding or the exterior finish of your home. These days, shingle manufacturers offer a nice range of color options, making it easy to find a perfect match for your home.

3. Environmentally Friendly Roofing Installations Increase

More and more people are choosing eco-friendly options for their home projects and upgrades, and roofing is no different. Whether that’s going with a cool roof that reflects rather than absorbs the sun’s rays to keep your home more energy efficient or a synthetic roof that’s made from recycled materials, 2022 will bring more variety with environmentally friendly roofing.

4. Solar Makes Your Roof Work For You

Your roof gets blasted by the sun many days out of the year, making it the perfect spot for solar panels that can help lower your energy bills. In 2022, more and more people will install solar panels to help manage energy costs and harness the power of the sun.

5. Metal Roofing Remains Popular

Due to its longevity, durability, and environmental benefits (they are often made from 25 to 95% recycled material), metal roofing will continue to grow in popularity. Metal roofs are also highly durable and functional and are more likely to withstand hail, wind, fire and storm damage. The metal roofing material has also gained recognition for having clean and simple lines while also being made of sustainable materials.  There are some drawbacks to going with a metal roof, including affordability and possible noise, but there’s no doubt that more people will continue to have metal roofs installed in 2022. 

6. The Modern Flat Roof

Not just for commercial buildings anymore, a flat roof design accentuates modern as well as modern mid century home design. Beyond their appearance, flat roofs are eco-friendly, inexpensive, and wholly functional. 

 Take a look at this flat roofing system design and materials guide.

7. BONUS: Asphalt Are Still the Most Common Option

Asphalt shingles remain the most common roofing material, as they are easy to work with and come in a variety of colors. They are lightweight and easy to install and repair. These shingles come in a wide variety of colors and patterns and provide high durability and long lifespan. Asphalt is an extremely common and reliable roofing material, especially in Colorado.

Go With J&K Roofing for Your New Roof in 2022

No matter what kind of roof you choose, J&K Roofing is your best option for a professional installation in the greater Denver and Front Range areas. Get in touch with us today for a free inspection and to start your planning.

And despite the current materials shortage, we have great relationships with material suppliers and manufacturers. We will do our best to make sure your project is done on time and on budget.

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