Roofing Trends for 2024: 8 Popular Options for Your Home

Your roof is one of the most essential parts of your home. 

It provides your home with crucial protection from the weather. Its integrity reduces humidity, mold, and water damage. It may be one of the first things people notice about your home, and it has the potential to make or break your curb appeal.

Roofing industry trends are evolving to expand the various options in color, design, element resistance, efficiency, and eco-friendliness. With so many options and innovations, it can be easy to overlook the style that most suits you and your home. 

In this article, we will review popular 2024 roofing trends while introducing some of the best roofing materials you can invest in for your home. 

Table of Contents

  • What Is the Most Popular Roof Style?
  • What Is a GAF Roofing System
  • Which Roofing Trends Should You Consider for Your Home?
  • 8 Popular 2024 Roofing Trends You Can Achieve With GAF Roofing 
  • Lifetime Remodeling Systems: Portland’s Roof Replacement Experts

What Is the Most Popular Roof Style?

Gable roofs are among the most popular styles of roof. 

As characterized by their pitched, triangular shapes, gable roofs are essentially a staple of suburban America. They provide excellent support against wind and great drainage for rain and snow, making them a superior roof option for homes in various climates. 

Another prevalent roof type is hip roofs, also referred to as hipped roofs. 

Hip roofs feature a roofing system that slants down on all four sides. Since all four sides slope inward, they’re self-bracing and highly durable. This style is extremely common in places with heavy snow and severe weather. 

What Is a GAF Roofing System?

GAF has been America’s #1 shingle manufacturer for over 130 years. 

They produce shingles made with fiberglass-mesh-reinforced asphalt and are offered in various styles and colors. With a lifetime warranty on nearly all GAF products, these shingles are highly efficient at:

  • Requires the use of GAF components for the GAF Weatherstopper 50 year warranty
  • Requires calculating attic space so that proper intake, and exhaust ventilation can be installed for a balanced roof system
  • Regulating temperature
  • Reducing condensation
  • Protecting your home against environmental hazards

GAF’s shingle system incorporates advanced LayerLock® Technology and waterproofing underlayment to ensure your shingles are fully integrated with overlapping layers, fortified against shingle detachment, and protected against water infiltration.

High-end GAF shingles like the Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles have a 50 year non pro-rated warranty, a class A fire rating, and a 110 mph wind warranty, potentially making them one of the best investments for your home and property. 

Lifetime Remodeling Systems only uses the highest-quality materials for every exterior remodeling project. As a factory-certified GAF Contractor, our in-house team is highly specialized in installing Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles for roof replacements. 

Our award-winning services have been beautifying greater Portland area homes for over 25 years. Let us help you envision and execute your luxury remodel by scheduling your free roofing consultation today. 

Which 2024 Roofing Trends Should You Consider for Your Home?

Renovating or building your home’s roof is exciting, but it is imperative that you do not make hasty decisions. With so many options, styles, and dependent factors, this crucial decision may be challenging. 

At Lifetime Remodeling Systems, we help homeowners decide which 2024 roofing trends fit them and their homes by considering the following:

  • Climate and location: Certain climates and roofing materials/designs do not mesh. Your roof is the crown of your home. It offers protection and insulation so long as it holds up. If you live in areas that get a lot of rain and wind, you’ll need highly durable shingles that will protect and ensure the integrity of your roof. Homes in cooler climates may benefit more from having a darker roof as they absorb heat and can lower heating costs.  
  • Architectural style: Have you ever passed a seemingly beautiful home where something just seemed off? This generally comes from a home with good bones but aesthetic choices that do not accentuate its architectural style. And this can also be dependent on the color of the roof. The style of your shingles should also complement the architecture of your home. 
  • Personal preferences: Pinterest posts or home design magazines citing the best roofing trends of 2024 should not overshadow your own tastes and aesthetics. If you don’t like a popular style, you shouldn’t force it. 

At Lifetime Remodeling Systems, we believe the best 2024 roofing trends are the ones that prioritize a home’s climate needs, architectural style, and the homeowner’s personal aesthetic. However, without proper knowledge and industry insights, it can be difficult to actualize these goals. 

Our home consolation and design phase gives precedence to taking all the necessary considerations to create the perfect project plan for you and your home. 

We are the premier Portland roofing contractor in Oregon. Contact Us to get started with your roofing project today.

8 Popular 2024 Roofing Trends You Can Achieve With a GAF Roofing System

#1: Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles, like Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles, consist of multiple layers of asphalt-coated fiberglass that are laminated together for emphasized durability. 

Since they’re cut differently from the three-tab option, architectural shingles allow for more design variation and have a more three-dimensional look. Often described as “high-definition,” the depth and color of each shingle is emphasized by angled or straight cuts. 

Architectural shingles aren’t only praised for their aesthetic. The thickness and robustness of each shingle provide enhanced durability, element resistance, and longevity. 

#2: Durable Materials

Longevity and durability may be one of the most important factors when considering the style of your roof. Roofs take the brunt of inclement weather. From hail debris to high-speed winds, your home’s roof must be as durable as it is stylish. 

About 33% of all roofs must be replaced due to leaks and storm damage, which may have been avoided if the roof was supplemented with high-end roofing materials like GAF shingles. 

A roof replacement can cost up to $8500 to $80,000, depending on the roof’s size, type, and severity of damage. By using highly durable materials, you can curb these costs while potentially increasing your home’s value. 

GAF Timberline® HDZ Shingles are made with styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS)-modified asphalt, making them more flexible and impact-resistant compared to standard architectural shingles. 

With a UL 2218 Class 4 impact-resistance rating, these shingles were found to have no visible damage or cracks even after a two-inch steel ball was dropped on it twice from a height of 20 feet.

Besides protecting your home from the elements, shingles with a UL 2218 Class 4 impact-resistance rating, your home will not only be protected against severe weather, but you may also get an insurance discount because of them.

#3: Weather-Resistant Materials

Traditional shingles are susceptible to various inclement weather hazards. Hail damage and missing shingles leave your roof susceptible to water penetration and extensive interior damage. 

In the past decade, severe weather amassed an excessive amount of property damage, totaling around $250 billion a year, with 60% to 80% accounting for hail damage. 

Polymer-modified asphalt shingles, like SBS, tout superior durability and flexibility, while having better granular adhesion and retention when compared to traditional asphalt shingles. Why worry about your roof whenever a storm rolls in from the Pacific when you can be rest assured that your GAF shingles will withstand the tempest? 

With the potential to last up to 50 years and a lifetime warranty, GAF shingles ensure that your roofing investment protects your home and its value. 

#4: Light Colored Roofs 

Dark-colored once roofs solely cornered the home design market as the primary choice for most homes. However, new 2024 roofing trends are ushering in an era where white and light-colored roofs are not only stylish, but also practical. 

Darker colors absorb more light and heat, which may cause your energy bills to soar as your home cooling system struggles to maintain interior temperatures. 

According to the Department of Energy, white roofs effectively reflect about 60% to 90% of the sun’s heat. But your shingles do not just have to be white to effectively limit heat absorption. “Cool-colored” shingles can reflect up to 30% to 60% of the sun’s rays.

White and light-colored roofs have a myriad of benefits, such as:

  • Reduced energy bills
  • Increased longevity of cooling systems
  • Money-saving rebates from utilities of government programs
  • Improving indoor comfort
  • Decreasing roof temperature (which may extend the life of your roof)

GAF carries light-colored shingles in colors, such as: 

  • White
  • Birchwood; and
  • Fox Hollow Gray

#5: Cool Roof Technology

Cool roofs are an emerging 2024 roofing trend that represents a sustainable and cost-effective choice for the future of roofing. 

Like light-colored roofs, cool roofs have all the same benefits. However, cool roof shingles aren’t solely limited to white and light colors. GAF Cool Series (CS) incorporates solar-reflecting granules to decrease the amount of heat transferred to your home without limiting your shingle color options.

GAF Cool Series shingles are certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and can save homeowners an average of 7% to 15% annually in cooling costs. Along with superior sustainability and comfort, GAF Timberline® CS provides:

  • Highest Roofing Fire Rating: Ensure additional protection against Pacific Northwestern wildfires with a UL Class A, Listed to ANSI/UL 790 fire rating.
  • Algae-resistance: 25-year StainGuard Plus™Algae Protection Limited Warranty against blue-green algae discoloration.
  • Superior adhesion: Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly to reduce the risk of shingle blow-off. 
  • Peace of Mind: GAF is so confident in their product they offer a lifetime limited transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first ten years.
  • And more

#6: New Shingle Styling Options and Colors

If you thought shingle styling was limited to just shingles, think again. 

Ridge cap shingles are a perfect finishing touch that accentuates the ridges of your roof while upping your roof’s defense against leaks. 

If you want to add an extra flare and leak protection, consider topping your gable peaks or hipped ridges with the following:

  • TimberCrest Premium SBS‑Modified Ridge Cap Shingles
  • TimberTex® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles
  • Ridglass® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles
  • Seal-A-Ridge® Ridge Cap Shingles
  • Z®Ridge Distinctive Ridge Cap Shingles - Weathered Wood
  • Z®Ridge Distinctive Ridge Cap Shingles

Plus, with GAF, you’re not bridled by a one-company-one-style situation. GAF’s luxury roof shingles come in three main styles:

  1. 3-Tab shingles: Perfect for first-time homebuyers, these shingles are classic, high-performing, and beautiful.
  2. Architectural shingles: As one of Lifetime Remodeling Systems’ preferred shingle styles, these reliable and versatile shingles look great on practically any home of any style.
  3. Designer shingles: Along with sophisticated designs and custom color palettes, this shingle type can successfully imitate slate or wood shake at a fraction of the cost. 

Unlike other shingle manufacturers, GAF carries a wide selection of colors. From classical shingle colors like Pewter Gray and Weathered Wood to eye-popping shades such as Patriot Red, Hunter Green, and Biscayne Blue, GAF has a shingle color for every architectural design and personal preference. 

#7: Energy Efficiency

GAF energy-efficient shingles practically pay for themselves by:

  • Adding value to your home
  • Qualifying for a utilities and government rebate
  • Lowering energy bill costs
  • Extending the life of your roof and cooling systems

By installing GAF shingles, you can ensure your roofing system is cost-effective, highly protective, and stylish. 

#8: Environmentally-Friendly Materials

One of the grand things about the Portland and Pacific Northwest people is their dedication to eco-friendliness. 

GAF and Lifetime Remodeling Systems understand and appreciate this. 

GAF constantly strives towards more environmentally safe and sustainable practices by implementing measures that reduce the environmental impact of their shingles. 

For example, the company has:

  • Invested in technology that reduces energy and waste emissions
  • Used recycled materials during shingle manufacturing
  • Created shingles that can be recycled at the end of their lifespan

By creating long-lasting shingles, GAF is the more sustainable option when compared to other roofing manufacturers. GAF also claims that their Thermal Wrap technology reduces up to 40% of energy consumption during production. 

Lifetime Remodeling Systems: Portland’s Roof Replacement Experts

The best roofing trends are the ones that incorporate GAF shingles, a meticulous design process, and a dedicated and highly skilled build team. 

And as the leading roofing renovators in Portland, Lifetime Remodeling Systems is in the industry of setting trends and achieving spectacular exterior builds and remodels. 

Unlike other renovation and build contractors, we only work with premium materials and pour everything we can into helping clients use 2024 roofing trends to design their dream exterior remodel. 

From our initial design consultation to our HOVER 2D and 3D design rendering, our design team will ensure that you fall in love with your roofing remodel before work boots even set foot on your lawn. 

Our standards, expertise, and professionalism are the reasons why we have won numerous awards, including:

  • Big 50 Award 
  • Market Leadership Award 
  • Angie' Super Service Award (13 straight years) 
  • The Guildmaster Award

Join our many valued and satisfied clients with the roofing renovation of a lifetime with Lifetime Remodeling Systems. Schedule your first consultation today. 

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