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The Next Wave of New Home Construction: The Latest in Roofing & Siding Trends

Good curb appeal is important to most homeowners. It helps make outdoor space more beautiful and can have an impact on the overall value of your home. One major part of maintaining good curb appeal is having a roof that’s on par with modern trends—especially when you’re building a new construction home. 

If you’re looking for inspiration for your new build home, check out some of the top trends we’re seeing in new construction roofing this year. 

Flat Roofs

While flat roofs have long been popular in commercial and industrial roofing, their popularity in residential roofing has been increasing steadily in recent years. Many homeowners often choose to add a flat roof to their new construction home because it offers higher durability and functionality. Flat roofs are a great way to add a rooftop patio or garden to your home, especially with the introduction of flameless applications to flat roofing and improved efforts in curb appeal.

Solar Roofs

Solar roofing is making waves this year as homeowners turn to more sustainable energy options. There are not a lot of solar roofing applications approved for use in Canada, but solar roofing can help power your home, reducing energy bills substantially. 

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are typically made from materials such as steel, copper, zinc, and aluminum. They offer a more durable option, making them a great choice for homes in rural areas that don’t have the added protection of other homes surrounding them. This material has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to its durability and modern appearance. Due to improved technology in the coatings market, metal roofs can have longer lifespans by simply adding a roof coating over the product, even with rust present. 

Cool Roofs

A cool roof is designed to reflect sunlight and cool itself, keeping monthly cooling costs lower in the summer months. These roofs are typically made from clay, slate, or other cooler materials. 

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles have been one of the most popular roofing materials for decades. They’re cost-effective and easy to install, and because they’re flame-resistant and waterproof, they’re a great choice for homeowners in Western Canada and other places with seasonal climates. Shingle manufacturers have invested in making asphalt shingle roofs last longer than ever, even when using recycled plastics and rubbers.

Selecting the Right Roofing for Your New Construction Home

The type of roofing you choose for your home depends largely on your preferences and needs. If you’re looking for a material that reduces your energy costs year-round, solar roofing is the clear choice, while the most affordable option is asphalt shingle roofing. When it comes to new construction roofing, you have the benefit of building from the ground up, and choosing the materials and look that suit you best. 

For more information on new construction roofing options and help selecting the best roofing for your home, contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding

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