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Asphalt Roofs: What’s Trending In 2020?

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According to Home Advisor, a new roof may “cost you zero dollars in the long run.” Installing a roof packs a potential return on investment (ROI) of 85% or more. At ROOFWORKS, we want to help you install the best possible roof at the highest possible resale value with our residential roofing services. We can achieve that by staying abreast of the latest roofing trends. Here are some highlights for 2020.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt has tremendous staying power. The roofing material continues to be one of the most popular choices year after year, and that trend will continue in 2020. Asphalt shingles last. They’re durable and hold up well in severe weather, and asphalt shingles afford homeowners options. Residential roofing services offer asphalt shingles in several different designs, colors, and textures.

Flat Roofs

For a long time, flat roofs were largely popular in commercial circles. Increasingly, that is no longer true. Residential roofing services are seeing a growing number of private homeowners opting for flat rooftops. Residential flat roofing packs a number of potential benefits. Flat roofs are stylish, minimalist, and highly customizable. A level rooftop is safer, more accessible, and optimal for solar panels should homeowners choose to install them. Plus, these roofs use fewer materials and are considerably less expensive than traditional or raised rooftops.

Lightly Colored Shingles

As previously stated, asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors–and, in 2020, more homeowners are opting for lighter shades. Pale blues, soft greens, off-white, and neutral light brown tones, like taupe, sandy brown, and tan are among the most popular. Lightly colored roofs help keep heating costs low. Aesthetically, light shingles appear softer and much more welcoming and inviting than a dramatic black roof.


Whether you opt for a flat roof or a raised one, a dark brown roof or a soft, pale blue roof, residential roofing services are noticing an overwhelming trend: more U.S. households are choosing to install skylights. Skylights provide unadulterated, natural light that often cannot be replicated by a traditional window. These windows reduce the need for artificial lighting, lower utility bills, and ultimately increase your home’s resale value.

Is a new asphalt roof or significant upgrade to your existing roof in the cards? Contact ROOFWORKS today to discuss styles, trends, and prices.