Roofing materials may not seem like the sexiest part of your home, but today’s products are not only highly resilient and durable enough to withstand the weather in colder mountain climates, they are aesthetically interesting.
One of the more popular trends for western homes is Corten Steel Roofs. The strength of the steel is increased by chemically quickening an outer layer of rust. The rustic, weathered look of this roof is popular in Western design and the patina grows better with age.
A roofing style that has never gone out of vogue are cedar shake roofs. This classic look goes well with natural sidings such as log or stone. Since they made from split logs, no two shingles are alike giving the roof texture and depth. For those wanting a practical, maintenance-free option with the look of a traditional shake, Landmark® shingles from CertainTeed is one of the more popular products. These shingles come in a wide array of colors and styles and their longevity is incredible.
Metal has come a long way from the traditional corrugated style. Now available in a variety of colors and finishes, you can easily match the style of any home; not to mention adding a little pizazz! While climate and budget will always be a big part of your roofing decision, today’s design options make it much more fun.