roofing is often overlooked by a potential home buyers for more aesthetically pleasing areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. The roof is one of the most important features that protects a kitchen or bathroom from the elements. Even though it usually comes as an afterthought, a modern roofing trend in buying or building a home is now placing emphasis on the design and roofing materials used.
Custom home builders are increasingly being asked to use designer asphalt shingles. According to Reed Hitchcock, executive vice president of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), “Designer shingles are different from other kinds of asphalt shingles in that they contain more than a single layer of tabs; this creates thickness and adds both visual depth to a roof and the beauty of a personalized style. Homeowners are drawn to the ability of designer asphalt shingles to attain the look and curb appeal of alternative roofing materials, but at a more affordable price.”
Residential roofing also took a new turn when shingles were produced with a new, algae resistant component. Homeowners have always understood the importance of the longevity for their roofs, and investing in an algae resistant shingle allows a piece of mind that their roofs will last longer and perform better. roofing contractors have picked up on the trend of more technologically advanced shingles, so they are producing more color and style choices.
Metal roofing has also gained market share in high-end custom residential homes. The metal roof gives an impressive curb appeal along with being exceptionally durable to the elements. This is a top choice for homes in the DFW area due to the ability to stand up to the harsh Texas climate.