When it comes to home improvement we’re usually firmly focused on revamping our interiors. Retiling bathrooms, fitting carpets and flooring, and creating open plan living areas – we’ll do anything to ensure our homes feel freshly updated inside.
But so often we overlook the exterior.
Refreshing the appearance of our homes from the outside also makes a huge difference, and can add a great amount of value in the process.
In this article, The Architecture Designs different roofing options and what new trends to look out for in 2022.
Sustainability was the main focus across 2021 and the climate change crisis continues it is predicted to continue long into the coming years. It comes as no surprise that we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of homeowners who wish to make their houses eco-friendlier.
Solar panels are a fantastic solution to this, powering our homes using renewable energy. According to recent studies from The Eco Experts, by 2050 over half of the UK’s energy will be provided via wind turbines and solar panelling.
There are several advantages of metal roofing that make it a good choice for your home. They are incredibly robust and long-lasting, so you can rest easy knowing a metal roof will stand the test of time. They’re also stronger in harsh weather conditions meaning they’re less prone to needing fixing throughout the winter months – when we typically see a rise in storms. This makes them more sustainable as there’s less waste produced when replacing old or faulty roofing made from traditional materials. Metal also reflects sunlight, making it a great way to keep your home cooler throughout summer.
Having contrasting coloured roofing can completely transform the look of your home. You can do this in any way you wish, by mixing two different materials, or having the same materials but in different hues. By having a contrasting roof in comparison to the side shutters, you can create more distinction of your home’s exterior features. You can tie this together by applying the same colour contrast to window and door trims – giving an overall striking yet minimalistic look. If you choose to take this on as a DIY project, be sure to invest in any essential tools such as nail guns that you may need beforehand.
Sticking with the theme of sustainability, as well as solar panels you can also consider simply building a roof with a greener focus in mind. While asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing substance, there are plenty of eco-friendly materials you can opt for instead. Composite roofing shingles are considered to be a much more sustainable option, as well as using recycled materials that can be repurposed within your home.