What’s new in exterior trends for 2022? Warmer colors. Natural lighting. Earth-friendly materials. And a lot more. The prognosticators predict that 2022 will blaze new paths toward making residential and commercial buildings more attractive and efficient.
WARMER COLORS—Few things change a building’s appearance as quickly and dramatically as a fresh coat of paint. The colors leading the way in 2022 are warm and cozy like taupe, soft yellows, and moody greens, according to the website southernliving.com. Is a refreshed look on the horizon for you? This is a project that may need to wait for sunnier days to ensure that the paint will cure properly.
MORE NATURAL LIGHT—Bright, well-lit rooms are welcome additions to any building. According to homebeautiful.com, more natural light is one of 2022 hottest exterior trends. They can be an architecture highlight too. Installing a window where there wasn’t one, though, can be a major project as the window will need to be framed, installed, and sealed. If you are not ready to tackle it, just give us a call. Also, a well placed skylight can add lots of natural light to a dark room.
METAL ROOFS—Like that bunny made famous by a battery brand, the life of metal roofs just keeps going and going. A properly maintained metal roof can last up to 50 years, even beyond. Their durability, versatile colors and textures can make them well worth the investment. They will continue to grow in popularity in 2022, according to the website: abcsupply.com.
ROOFS OF ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS—A roof that lowers the carbon footprint and saves money at the same time is a win for the homeowner, building owner, and the environment. Options include everything from solar panels, which capture sunlight; to garden roofs covered with plants, which keep buildings cooler because leaves absorb the suns’ rays; to cool roofs that are designed to reflect more sunlight than they absorb. According to the website: hookagency.com, the aesthetic appeal and effectiveness of eco-friendly materials will make them even more appealing next year.
SYNTHETIC MATERIALS— The new year will bring more use of recycled materials to roofing. Synthetic composite roofs are commonly made of recycled materials like asphalt, fiberglass, clay or even paper. They resemble traditional roofs, and many may come with 30-to-50-year warranties. Unlike other material that use petroleum, these use none and will be more in demand, according to hookagency.com. When you add their environment advantages while weighing roofing option, synthetic roofs are a choice to consider.
Alternatives to Traditional Vinyl Horizontal Siding— Almost every install we’re doing is requesting upgrades from your traditional vinyl siding. These upgrades include Hardie Board, vertical siding installations, and accent trims and decorative finishes. If you’re renovating a home today you should seriously consider investing in an upgraded siding product in order to get the best bank for your buck.
Remember that your friends at Patriot Roofing and Exteriors are ready to help with any renovations to the outside of your home. We have the equipment and expertise to tackle home improvement projects.