Five Great Contemporary Roofing Options


Contemporary roofing on a homeThere’s nothing wrong with adding a new coat of paint or updating the landscaping of the yard when you’re ready for a home makeover. But did you know that one of the easiest ways to add curb appeal is with a new roof?

Today, homeowners have a wide array of options when it comes choosing a new, contemporary roof to elevate the look of their home. Not only are these styles beautiful, but they’re also made to last, easy to maintain, and could even help you save on energy bills.

Contemporary Roofing Options

Below are five contemporary roofing options to consider for your home.

Asphalt Roof

One of the greatest benefits of asphalt roofs is that they’re very affordable, so if you’re looking to update your roof on a budget, asphalt is worth a closer look.

Asphalt roofing is made from a fiberglass base, then covered with an asphalt coat and ceramic material that not only creates a water barrier but protects the roofing materials from UV rays. This means that it’s built to last. And since asphalt roofing requires little maintenance, it’s even more affordable.

Additionally, asphalt roofing is very easy to install, and because it comes in a variety of styles and colors, it’s a great choice for any style of home.

Slate Roof

Ready to make a statement? Look no further than natural slate roofing. As durable as it is eye-catching, natural slate can add incredible curb appeal to any home. It’s waterproof and easy to maintain, too.

Note that installing a slate roof typically requires more steps than most other types of roofs, and it’s a bit more expensive up front as well. The good news is that slate roofing is designed to last a lifetime, so you won’t have to worry about lots of upkeep or repairs.

And while you may think slate only comes in one color (that would be slate gray, of course!) it’s actually available in a variety of beautiful colors.

Tile Roof

Like slate, tile roofing adds tremendous amount of character to homes of all types. And most tile roofing is made of clay or concrete; two materials that are extremely durable.

In fact, if you’re worried a tile roof won’t stand the test of time, look no further than places like Italy and Spain, where centuries old structures with tile roofs are still standing.  

Tile roofs require a little extra time to install. But if you’re willing to wait, your reward will be a roof that will add timeless beauty to your home.

Composite Roofing

Let’s say you’d love to have a slate or tile roof, but you just can’t commit to the investment in time and money. Luckily, there’s a solution: composite roofing.

Crafted from poly-based materials, composite roofing is designed to look like slate, tile, and even wood, but it’s very affordable, easy to install and low maintenance. These roofing systems are also fade-resistant and fire safe.

Green or Sustainable Roofing

Green roofing systems may be a trend, but it’s definitely one that’s here to stay. Here’s why: green roofs offer excellent insulation and they’re great for the environment. “Living” roofs can help prevent run-off and may even help regulate the temperature inside your home.

To install a green roof, you’ll need several waterproofing layers. You’ll also need to work with roofer experienced in installing green roofing systems. Be ready to pay more up front, but know that in the long run, your living roof could help you save a little on your energy bills.

Ready for a new contemporary roof? Contact a CertainTeed professional who can help you with everything from choosing the right one to installation. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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